Blackening Europe: The African American Presence

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Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 314 pages
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Traditional Scholars have often looked at African American studies through the lens of European theories, resulting in the secondarization of the African American presence in Europe and its contributions to European culture. Blackening Europe reverses this pattern by using African American culture as the starting point for a discussion of its influences over traditional European structures. Evidence of Europe's blackening abound, form French ministers of Hip-hop and British incarnations of "Shaft" to slavery memorial in the Netherlands and German youth sporting dreadlocks. Collecting essays by scholars from both sides of the Atlantic and fields as diverse as history, literature, politics, social studies, art, film and music, Blackening Europe explores the implications of these cultural hybrids and extends the growing dialogues about Europe's fascination with African America.
  

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Contents

IV
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V
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VI
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VII
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VIII
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Heike Raphael-Hernandez is professor of English at the University of Maryland in Europe. She is editor of "Blackening Europe: The African American Presence".

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