Activating the Past: History and Memory in the Black Atlantic World

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Activating the Past explores critical historical events and transformations associated with embodied memories in the Black Atlantic world. The assembled case-studies disclose hidden historical references to local and regional encounters with Atlantic modernity, focusing on religious festivals that represent political and economic relationships in "fetishized" forms of power and value. Although memories of the slave trade are rarely acknowledged in West Africa and the Americas, they have retreated, so to speak, within ritual ...

Activating the Past: History and Memory in the Black Atlantic World 2010, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN-13: 9781443816380

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