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Deferred Dreams, Defiant Struggles : Critical Perspectives on Blackness, Belonging, and Civil Rights

Author: Violet Showers Johnson; Gundolf Graml; Patricia Williams Lessane
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Oxford University Press USA : Liverpool University Press, 2018.
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This volume sheds light on how to construe the contemporary political vicissitudes of the Black experience and the ongoing struggle for agency, belonging, and civil rights. It offers a fresh look at familiar concepts such as activism and belonging and models innovative approaches for studying the African diasporic experience in the 21st century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Violet Showers Johnson; Gundolf Graml; Patricia Williams Lessane
ISBN: 9781786948205 1786948206
OCLC Number: 1044733835
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; List of Contributors; 1 Introduction: Deferred Dreams, Defiant Struggles; Diaspora, Displacement, Marginalization, and Collective Identities; 2 Josephine Baker's Routes and Roots: Mobility, Belonging, and Activism in the Atlantic World; 3 Beyond the Ethnographic Other: Pan-African Activism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century; 4 Black Sojourners in the Métropole and in the Homeland: Challenges of Otherness in Calixthe Beyala's Loukoum: The "Little Prince" of Belleville and Myriam Warner-Vieyra's Juletane Performing Identities, Reclaiming the Self5 Staging the Scaffold: Criminal Conversion Narratives of the Late Eighteenth Century; 6 The Plays of Carlton and Barbara Molette: The Transformative Power of African-American Theater; Moved to Act: Civil Rights Activism in the US and Beyond; 7 "Together We Can Build a Nation of Love and Integration": The 1965 North Shore Summer Project for Fair Housing in Chicago's Northern Suburbs; 8 Redrawing Borders of Belonging in a Narrow Nation: Afro-Chilean Activism in the Hinterlands of Afro-Latin America
Responsibility: edited by Violet Showers Johnson, Gundolf Graml and Patricia Williams Lessane.

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