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:
DePaul University, ([email protected])
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Race and Afro-Brazilian Agency in Brazil
Pilgrimage Tourism of Diaspora Africans to Ghana
By Shauna Knox
April 04, 2022
In The Black Subaltern, Shauna Knox revolts against the construct of the decontextualized self, electing instead to foreground the complex and problematic lived experience of the Black subaltern. Knox offers an account in which Black humanity is flattened, desubstantialized, and lost in a state of ...
By Alganesh Messele
November 30, 2020
This book examines the extent to which British-born Black African youth have access to opportunities and support during their pre-school, primary school and secondary school years. Through the voice of British-born Black African youth, this book explores why and how some racial-ethnic and ...
By Felipe Espinoza Garrido, Caroline Koegler, Deborah Nyangulu, Mark U Stein
November 14, 2019
Drawing on a rich lineage of anti-discriminatory scholarship, art, and activism, Locating African European Studies engages with contemporary and historical African European formations, positionalities, politics, and cultural productions in Europe. Locating African European Studies reflects on the...
By Tshombe Miles
July 30, 2019
This book provides an insight into the Afro-Brazilian experience of racism in Brazil from the 19th Century to the present day, exploring people of African Ancestry’s responses to racism in the context of a society where racism was present in practice, though rarely explicit in law. Race and ...
By Jerome C Branche
January 31, 2018
Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic is an interdisciplinary collection of essays of wide historical and geographic scope which engages the legacy of diaspora, colonialism and slavery. The contributors explore the confrontation between Africa’s forced migrants and ...
By Ann Reed
April 13, 2017
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....
By Jerome C. Branche
December 14, 2016
This book studies the creative discourse of the modern African diaspora by analyzing poems, novels, essays, hip-hop and dub poetry in the Caribbean, England, Spain, and Colombia, and capturing diasporan movement through mutually intersecting axes of dislocation and relocation, and efforts at ...
By Michael McEachrane
August 26, 2016
Afro-Nordic Landscapes: Equality and Race in Northern Europe challenges a view of Nordic societies as homogenously white, and as human rights champions that are so progressive that even the concept of race is deemed irrelevant to their societies. The book places African Diasporas, race and legacies...
By Charmaine A. Nelson
April 23, 2015
This book offers the first concentrated examination of the representation of the black female subject in Western art through the lenses of race/color and sex/gender. Charmaine A. Nelson poses critical questions about the contexts of production, the problems of representation, the pathways of ...
By Antonio D. Tillis
September 20, 2013
After generations of being rendered virtually invisible by the US academy in critical anthologies and literary histories, writing by Latin Americans of African ancestry has become represented by a booming corpus of intellectual and critical investigation. This volume aims to provide an introduction...
By Regine O. Jackson
May 23, 2013
This book considers the full sweep of Haitian community invention and recreation in a multitude of national territories, with an eye toward the "place" factors that shape the everyday lives of Haitian migrants. Regine O. Jackson brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to explore how ...
By Daniel McNeil
May 16, 2011
This is the first book to place the self-fashioning of mixed-race individuals in the context of a Black Atlantic. Drawing on a wide range of sources and a diverse cast of characters – from the diaries, letters, novels and plays of femme fatales in Congo and the United States to the advertisements, ...