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American Culture Warriors in Africa

American Culture Warriors in Africa

A Guide to the Exporters of Homophobia and Sexism

  • Author: Kapya Kaoma
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780915987313
  • Category: Fundamentalism
  • Page: 150
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Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century

Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century

From the "Heart of Darkness" to "Africa Rising"

  • Author: Mel Bunce,Suzanne Franks,Chris Paterson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317334280
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century is the first book in over twenty years to examine the international media’s coverage of sub-Saharan Africa. It brings together leading researchers and prominent journalists to explore representation of the continent, and the production of that image, especially by international news media. The book highlights factors that have transformed the global media system, changing whose perspectives are told and the forms of media that empower new voices. Case studies consider questions such as: how has new media changed whose views are represented? Does Chinese or diaspora media offer alternative perspectives for viewing the continent? How do foreign correspondents interact with their audiences in a social media age? What is the contemporary role of charity groups and PR firms in shaping news content? They also examine how recent high profile events and issues been covered by the international media, from the Ebola crisis, and Boko Haram to debates surrounding the "Africa Rising" narrative and neo-imperialism. The book makes a substantial contribution by moving the academic discussion beyond the traditional critiques of journalistic stereotyping, Afro-pessimism, and ‘darkest Africa’ news coverage. It explores the news outlets, international power dynamics, and technologies that shape and reshape the contemporary image of Africa and Africans in journalism and global culture.

Research on Gender and Sexualities in Africa

Research on Gender and Sexualities in Africa

  • Author: Tamale, Sylvia
  • Publisher: CODESRIA
  • ISBN: 286978712X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 228
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This collection comprises a diverse and stimulating collection of essays on questions of gender and sexualities, crafted by both established and younger researchers. The collection includes fascinating insights into topics as varied as the popularity of thong underwear in urban Kenya, the complexity of Tanzanian youth’s negotiation of HIV-cultures, the dialogues between religion and controversial questions in sexualities activism, and the meaning of living as a Zimbabwean girl, who became HIV-positive because her mother had no access to antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy. Some pieces deepen contemporary debates, others initiate new questions. The collection seeks to sustain and invigorate research, policy-making and continentaly-focused thought on difficult, yet compelling, realities.

Women and Girls Rising

Women and Girls Rising

Progress and resistance around the world

  • Author: Ellen Chesler,Terry McGovern
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317482654
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 450
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A growing body of evidence demonstrates that improvements in the status of women and girls – however worthy and important in their own right – also drive the prosperity, stability, and security of families, communities, and nations. Yet despite many indicators of progress, women and girls everywhere – including countries of the developed world – continue to confront barriers to their full and equal participation in social, economic, and political life. Capturing voices and experiences from around the world, this work documents the modern history of the global women’s movement - its many accomplishments and setbacks. Drawing together prominent pioneers and contemporary policymakers, activists, and scholars, the volume interrogates where and why progress has met resistance and been slowed, and examine the still unfinished agenda for change in national and international policy arenas. This history and roadmap are especially critical for younger generations who need a better understanding of this rich feminist legacy and the intense opposition that women’s movements have generated. This book creates a clear and forceful narrative about women’s agency and the central relevance of women’s rights movements to global and national policy-making.. It is essential reading for activists and policymakers, students and scholars alike.

Christianity, Globalization, and Protective Homophobia

Christianity, Globalization, and Protective Homophobia

Democratic Contestation of Sexuality in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Author: Kapya Kaoma
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319663410
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 185
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This book examines how socio-political assumptions inform and shape the contestation of sexuality on the African continent. Across Africa, the idea that homosexuality is un-African, un-Christian, un-natural, and un-cultural is now well established. This book analyzes politically- and religiously-inspired protective homophobia within the context of Africa’s socioeconomic and political place in the global community. The author builds upon on-the-ground research and his groundbreaking previous studies on the cultural politics of globalization in Africa to present a wide, complex, and interdisciplinary understanding of Africa’s sexual politics.

God Warriors

God Warriors

Revelation and Liberation in the African American Church

  • Author: Dr. Bruce J. Carter
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469102773
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 112
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Tourism Management in Southern Africa

Tourism Management in Southern Africa

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Pearson South Africa
  • ISBN: 9781868911868
  • Category: Tourism
  • Page: 290
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Exchanging Our Country Marks

Exchanging Our Country Marks

The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South

  • Author: Michael A. Gomez
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9780807861714
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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The transatlantic slave trade brought individuals from diverse African regions and cultures to a common destiny in the American South. In this comprehensive study, Michael Gomez establishes tangible links between the African American community and its African origins and traces the process by which African populations exchanged their distinct ethnic identities for one defined primarily by the conception of race. He examines transformations in the politics, social structures, and religions of slave populations through 1830, by which time the contours of a new African American identity had begun to emerge. After discussing specific ethnic groups in Africa, Gomez follows their movement to North America, where they tended to be amassed in recognizable concentrations within individual colonies (and, later, states). For this reason, he argues, it is possible to identify particular ethnic cultural influences and ensuing social formations that heretofore have been considered unrecoverable. Using sources pertaining to the African continent as well as runaway slave advertisements, ex-slave narratives, and folklore, Gomez reveals concrete and specific links between particular African populations and their North American progeny, thereby shedding new light on subsequent African American social formation.

African and Diaspora Aesthetics

African and Diaspora Aesthetics

  • Author: Sarah Nuttall
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822339076
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 416
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In Cameroon, a monumental "statue of liberty" is made from scrap metal. In Congo, a thriving popular music incorporates piercing screams and carnal dances. When these and other instantiations of the aesthetics of Africa and its diasporas are taken into account, how are ideas of beauty reconfigured? Scholars and artists take up that question in this invigorating, lavishly illustrated collection, which includes more than one hundred color images. Exploring sculpture, music, fiction, food, photography, fashion, and urban design, the contributors engage with and depart from canonical aesthetic theories as they demonstrate that beauty cannot be understood apart from ugliness. Highlighting how ideas of beauty are manifest and how they mutate, travel, and combine across time and distance, continental and diasporic writers examine the work of a Senegalese sculptor inspired by Leni Riefenstahl's photographs of Nuba warriors; a rich Afro-Brazilian aesthetic incorporating aspects of African, Jamaican, and American cultures; and African Americans' Africanization of the Santería movement in the United States. They consider the fraught, intricate spaces of the urban landscape in postcolonial South Africa; the intense pleasures of eating on Réunion; and the shockingly graphic images on painted plywood boards advertising "morality" plays along the streets of Ghana. And they analyze the increasingly ritualized wedding feasts in Cameroon as well as the limits of an explicitly "African" aesthetics. Two short stories by the Mozambican writer Mia Couto gesture toward what beauty might be in the context of political failure and postcolonial disillusionment. Together the essays suggest that beauty is in some sense future-oriented and that taking beauty in Africa and its diasporas seriously is a way of rekindling hope. Contributors. Rita Barnard, Kamari Maxine Clarke, Mia Couto, Mark Gevisser, Simon Gikandi, Michelle Gilbert, Isabel Hofmeyr, William Kentridge, Dominique Malaquais, Achille Mbembe, Cheryl-Ann Michael, Celestin Monga, Sarah Nuttall, Patricia Pinho, Rodney Place, Els van der Plas, Pippa Stein, Françoise Vergès

African Immigrant Religions in America

African Immigrant Religions in America

  • Author: Jacob Olupona,Regina Gemignani
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814762409
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 352
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African immigration to North America has been rapidly increasing. Yet, little has been written about this significant group of immigrants and the particular religious traditions that they are transplanting on our shores, as scholars continue largely to focus instead on immigrants from Europe and Asia. African Immigrant Religions in America focuses on new understandings and insights concerning the presence and relevance of African immigrant religious communities in the United States. It explores the profound significance of religion in the lives of immigrants and the relevance of these growing communities for U.S. social life. It describes key social and historical aspects of African immigrant religion in the U.S. and builds a conceptual framework for theory and analysis. The volume broadens our understandings of the ways in which new immigration is changing the face of Christianity in the U.S. and adds needed breadth to the study of the black church, incorporating the experiences of African immigrant religious communities in America.

Slaves and Warriors in Medieval Britain and Ireland

Slaves and Warriors in Medieval Britain and Ireland

800 - 1200

  • Author: David R. Wyatt
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004175334
  • Category: History
  • Page: 455
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Modern sensibilities have clouded historical views of slavery, perhaps more so than any other medieval social institution. Anachronistic economic rationales and notions about the progression of European civilisation have immeasurably distorted our view of slavery in the medieval context. As a result historians have focussed their efforts upon explaining the disappearance of this medieval institution rather than seeking to understand it. This book highlights the extreme cultural/social significance of slavery for the societies of medieval Britain and Ireland c. 800-1200. Concentrating upon the lifestyle, attitudes and motivations of the slave-holders and slave-raiders, it explores the violent activities and behavioural codes of Britain and Ireland s warrior-centred societies, illustrating the extreme significance of the institution of slavery for constructions of power, ethnic identity and gender.

Tribe

Tribe

Das verlorene Wissen um Gemeinschaft und Menschlichkeit

  • Author: Sebastian Junger
  • Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641203619
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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Unser Trauma: eine Gesellschaft ohne Gemeinschaft. »Entbehrungen machen dem Menschen nichts aus, er ist sogar auf sie angewiesen; worunter er jedoch leidet, ist das Gefühl, nicht gebraucht zu werden. Die moderne Gesellschaft hat die Kunst perfektioniert, Menschen das Gefühl der Nutzlosigkeit zu geben. Es ist an der Zeit, dem ein Ende zu setzen.« Sebastian Junger Warum beschließen Soldaten nach ihrer Rückkehr aus dem Krieg und in die Heimat, sich zu neuen Einsätzen zu melden? Warum sind Belastungsstörungen und Depressionen in unserer modernen Gesellschaft so virulent? Warum erinnern sich Menschen oft sehnsüchtiger an Katastrophenerfahrungen als an Hochzeiten oder Karibikurlaube? Mit Tribe hat Sebastian Junger eines der meistdiskutierten Werke des Jahres vorgelegt. Er erklärt, was wir von Stammeskulturen über Loyalität, Gemeinschaftsgefühl und die ewige Suche des Menschen nach Sinn lernen können.

Blacks in America Before Columbus

Blacks in America Before Columbus

  • Author: Aylmer von Fleischer
  • Publisher: Aylmer von Fleischer
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Christopher Columbus was not the first person to 'discover' the Americas. Several other peoples had already been there, including the Chinese, Norwegians, Japanese, the Vikings and Romans. This work, however, proves that Blacks were the first peoples in the Americas. Those who have a copy of 'Retake Your Fame' need not buy this book.

Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history

Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history

the Black experience in the Americas

  • Author: Colin A. Palmer,Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 2746
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The Epic Film in World Culture

The Epic Film in World Culture

  • Author: Robert Burgoyne
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113585534X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 408
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With the recent release of spectacular blockbuster films from Gladiator to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the epic has once again become a major form in contemporary cinema. This new volume in the AFI Film Readers series explores the rebirth of the epic film genre in the contemporary period, a period marked by heightened and conflicting appeals to national, ethnic, and religious belonging.The orginal essays in this volume explore the tension between the evolving global context of film production and reception and the particular provenance of the epic as an expression of national mythology and aspirations, challenging our understanding of epics produced in the present as well as our perception of epic films from the past. The contributors will explore new critical approaches to contemporary as well as older epic films, drawing on ideas from cultural studies, historiography, classics, and film studies.

A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire

A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire

  • Author: Dr Giacomo Macola,Dr Karen Jones,Professor David Welch
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 147240226X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 330
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Firearms have been studied by imperial historians mainly as means of human destruction and material production. Yet firearms have always been invested with a whole array of additional social and symbolical meanings. By placing these meanings at the centre of analysis, the essays presented in this volume extend the study of the gun beyond the confines of military history and the examination of its impact on specific colonial encounters. By bringing cultural perspectives to bear on this most pervasive of technological artefacts, the contributors explore the densely interwoven relationships between firearms and broad processes of social change. In so doing, they contribute to a fuller understanding of some of the most significant consequences of British and American imperial expansions. Not the least original feature of the book is its global frame of reference. Bringing together historians of different periods and regions, A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire overcomes traditional compartmentalisations of historical knowledge and encourages the drawing of novel and illuminating comparisons across time and space.

The Cambridge History of African American Literature

The Cambridge History of African American Literature

  • Author: Maryemma Graham,Jerry W. Ward, Jr
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521872170
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 847
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A major new history of the literary traditions, oral and print, of African-descended peoples in the United States.

In Praise of Black Women: Ancient African queens

In Praise of Black Women: Ancient African queens

  • Author: Simone Schwarz-Bart,André Schwarz-Bart
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN: 9780299172503
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 448
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Folk legends, oral tradition, stories, songs, and poems help recount the experiences of African women warriors from prehistory to the nineteenth century.

The Warrior Ethos

The Warrior Ethos

Military Culture and the War on Terror

  • Author: Christopher Coker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134096364
  • Category: History
  • Page: 184
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This is the first scholarly book to look at the role of the 'warrior' in modern war, arguing that warriors' actions, and indeed thoughts, are increasingly patrolled and that the modern battlefield is an unforgiving environment in which to discharge their vocation. As war becomes ever more instrumentalized, so its existential dimension is fast being hollowed out. Technology is threatening the agency of the warrior and this volume paints a picture of early twenty-first century warfare, helping to explain why so many aspiring warriors are becoming disenchanted with their profession. Written by a leading thinker on warfare, this book sets out to explain what makes an American Marine a ‘warrior’ and why suicide bombers, or Al Qaeda fighters, do not qualify for this title. This distinction is one of the central features of the current War on Terror – and one that justifies much more extensive discussion than it has so far received. The Warrior Ethos will be of great interest to all students of military history, strategy, military sociology and war studies.

Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American Foundational Literature

Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American Foundational Literature

  • Author: Gesa Mackenthun
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113431860X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 232
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This book is a significant contribution to existing research on the themes of race and slavery in the founding literature of the United States. It extends the boundaries of existing research by locating race and slavery within a transnational and 'oceanic' framework. The author applies critical concepts developed within postcolonial theory to American texts written between the national emergence of the United States and the Civil War, in order to uncover metaphors of the colonial and imperial 'unconscious' in America's foundational writing. The book analyses the writings of canonized authors such as Charles Brockden Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, and Herman Melville alongside those of lesser known writers like Olaudah Equiano, Royall Tyler, Frederick Douglass, Martin Delany, and Maxwell Philip, and situates them within the colonial, and 'postcolonial', context of the slave-based economic system of the Black Atlantic. While placing the transatlantic slave trade on the map of American Studies and viewing it in conjunction with American imperial ambitions in the Pacific, Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American Foundational Literature also adds a historical dimension to present discussions about the 'ambivalence' of postcoloniality.