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Gendering the African Diaspora: Women, Culture, and Historical Change in the Caribbean and Nigerian Hinterland (Blacks in the Diaspora)


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This volume builds on and extends current discussions of the construction of gendered identities and the networks through which men and women engage diaspora. It considers the movement of people and ideas between the Caribbean and the Nigerian hinterland. The contributions examine Africa in the Caribbean imaginary, the way in which gender ideologies inform Caribbean men's and women's theoretical or real-life engagement with the continent, and the interactions and experiences of Caribbean travelers in Africa and Europe. The contributions are linked as well through empire, discussing different parts of the British Empire and allowing for the comparative examination of colonial policies and practices.

About the Author

Judith A. Byfield is Associate Professor in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University and author of The Bluest Hands: A Social and Economic History of Women Dyers in Abeokuta (Nigeria), 1890-1940.

LaRay Denzer is Visiting Scholar in the Department of History at Santa Clara University. She is author (with Jane I. Guyer and Adigun A. B. Agbaje) of Money Struggles and City Life: Devaluation in Ibadan and Other Urban Centers in Southern Nigeria, 1986-1996.

Anthea Morrison is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus (Jamaica).

Table of Contents


A Note on the Structure of the Volume


Part 1. Africa in the Caribbean Imagination

1. Of Laughter and Kola Nuts; or, What Does Africa Have to Do with the African Diaspora? / Faith Lois Smith

2. From Africa to "The Islands": New World Voyages in the Fiction of Maryse Condé and Paule Marshall / Anthea Morrison

Part 2. Race, Gender, and Agency in the Shadow of Slavery

3. Mary Rose: "White" African Jamaican Woman? Race and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica / Linda L. Sturtz

4. Trading Places: Market Negotiations in Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands / Antonia MacDonald-Smythe

5. Blacks in the White Imagination: Race in the Investigation of Rape on Nineteenth-Century Emigrant Ships to the Colonial Caribbean / Verene A. Shepherd

6. Maria Jones of Africa, St. Vincent, and Trinidad / Brinsley Samaroo

7. Slavery, Marriage, and Gender Relations in Eastern Yorubaland, 1875<N>1920 / Olatunji Ojo

8. On Equal/Unequal Footing with Men: Diaspora Linkages and Issues of Gender and Education Policy in Barbados, 1875<N>1945 / Janice Mayers

Part 3. Building Diaspora in the Web of Empire

9. Amy Ashwood Garvey and the Nigerian Progress Union / Hakim Adi

10. "Crack Kernels, Crack Hitler": Export Production Drive and Igbo Women during the Second World War / Gloria Chuku

11. Intersections: Nigerian Episodes in the Careers of Three West Indian Women / LaRay Denzer

12. Immigrant Voices in Cyberspace: Spinning Continental and Diasporan Africans into the World Wide Web / Mojúb

Product Details

Byfield, Judith A.
Indiana University Press
Morrison, Anthea
Denzer, Laray
Morrison, Anthea
Denzer, Laray
Bloomington, IN
African diaspora
Blacks -- Race identity.
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Africa - General
Black Studies (Global)
Women's Studies - General
Emigration & Immigration
Caribbean & West Indies
Africa; African American; African American Studies; African Studies; Anthropology; Caribbean; History; Latin America; South America; Women
Edition Description:
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Blacks in the Diaspora
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2 maps
9 x 6 x 0.9 in

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » Black Studies (Global)
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