This book explores why and how Ghana has been cast as a pilgrimage destination for people of African descent, especially African Americans. It provides ethnographic insight into the transnational networks of people and ideas entangled in Ghana's pilgrimage tourism.
1. Slavery Heritage and the Call to Home: Diasporan Travel to Ghana 2. The Development of Ghana’s Heritage Tourism 3. Culture Brokers at the Front Lines: Tour Guides at Cape Coast and Elmina Castles Interpret the Slave Story 4. Visitors’ Perspectives at Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle: Slave Trade Memoryscapes and Ideoscapes 5. The Performance of Public Discourse: Slavery Heritage and the One Africa Ideoscape 6. Foreigner or Family? Ghanaian Interpretations of the One Africa Ideoscape 7. Slavery Heritage Tourism, the African Family, and the Politics of Memory
Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora is designed as a forum that confronts established academic boundaries in the study of social, cultural and political history of people of African descent while at the same time exploring the contours of knowledge production and understanding about Africa and its diaspora through rigorous and critical scrutiny.
The series marks a critical development in publishing theoretically and historically significant works on the lived experiences of people of African descent in all parts of the world. The series publishes original works of the highest quality from across the broad disciplinary fields of social sciences and humanities with a strong emphasis on theoretically informed and empirically grounded texts. Focus issues include the centrality of power and resistance, knowledge production, gendered cartographies, memory, race, class and other aspects of social identity in exploring different dimensions (cultural, geographic, political, social and psychological) through which people of the African descent have moved in the context of globalized and transnational spaces.
The editors welcome book proposals as well as manuscripts that address issues related to African and Black Diaspora. Single authored manuscripts as well as thematically coherent edited volumes will be considered. Inquiries should be directed to the Series Editors or the Routledge editor:
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