Download A Postcolonial African American Re-reading of Colossians: by A. Tinsley PDF

By A. Tinsley

Written from an African American point of view, this paintings depicts the presentation of the gospel message to the first-century neighborhood of Colossae, their reception of it comparative to the presentation and reception of a similar to the enslaved Africans of North the United States quite within the eighteenth and the 19th centuries.

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Download The Slave Trade and Culture in the Bight of Biafra: An by G. Ugo Nwokeji PDF

By G. Ugo Nwokeji

The Slave exchange and tradition within the Bight of Biafra dissects and explains the constitution, dramatic growth, and manifold results of the slave alternate within the Bight of Biafra. through exhibiting that the increase of the Aro service provider crew was once the main think about exchange growth, G. Ugo Nwokeji reinterprets why and the way such large-scale trade built within the absence of large-scale centralized states. the result's the 1st examine to hyperlink the constitution and trajectory of the slave alternate in an important exporting area to the growth of a particular African service provider workforce - between different clean insights into Atlantic Africa's involvement within the exchange - and the main finished remedy of Atlantic slave exchange within the Bight of Biafra. the basic function of tradition within the association of alternate is highlighted, transcending the standard monetary motives in a manner that complicates conventional generalizations approximately paintings, family slavery, and gender in pre-colonial Africa.

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Download The price of freedom: slavery and manumission in Baltimore by T. Stephen Whitman PDF

By T. Stephen Whitman

The cost of Freedom conscientiously examines how city slavery, lengthy missed through historians, grew to become an enormous step within the course from bonded to loose labour. the writer argues that the production of "term slavery" and the rise in manumission in Baltimore in the course of the post-revolutionary period may be attributed to financial self-interest instead of humanitarian impulses based in republican ideology or faith. utilizing the leverage of flight, the writer indicates how expert slaves wielded massive strength in negotiating the phrases in their labour. This meticulous learn sheds new mild on loose and unfree labour throughout the early nationwide interval.

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Download White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race by Gloria Wekker PDF

By Gloria Wekker

In White Innocence Gloria Wekker explores a crucial paradox of Dutch tradition: the passionate denial of racial discrimination and colonial violence coexisting along competitive racism and xenophobia. gaining access to a cultural archive outfitted over four hundred years of Dutch colonial rule, Wekker essentially demanding situations Dutch racial exceptionalism by means of undermining the dominant narrative of the Netherlands as a "gentle" and "ethical" country. Wekker analyzes the Dutch media's portrayal of black men and women, the failure to understand race within the Dutch academy, modern conservative politics (including homosexual politicians espousing anti-immigrant rhetoric), and the talk surrounding the folkloric personality Black Pete, exhibiting how the denial of racism and the expression of innocence safeguards white privilege. Wekker uncovers the postcolonial legacy of race and its position in shaping the white Dutch self, offering the contested, chronic legacy of racism within the kingdom.

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Download Japans Minorities - The Illusion of Homogeneity by Michael Weiner PDF

By Michael Weiner

Japan’s Minorities

Based on unique study, Japan’s Minorities offers a transparent ancient advent to the formation of person minorities, by way of an research of the modern situation.

This moment variation identifies and explores the six critical minority teams in Japan: the Ainu, the Burakumin, the chinese language, the Koreans, the Nikkeijin and the Okinawans. analyzing the ways that the japanese have manipulated old reminiscence, reminiscent of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the individuals display the presence of an underlying proposal of‘Japaneseness’ that excludes contributors of those minorities. the major issues addressed during this publication include:

• the position of the ideology of ‘race’ within the development of the japanese identity

• ancient reminiscence and its suppression

• modern labour migration to Japan

• the three-hundred-year life of chinese language groups in Japan

• ‘mixed-race’ little ones in Japan

• the development of Black otherness in sleek and modern Japan.

Still the one scholarly exam of problems with race, ethnicity and marginality in Japan from either a ancient and comparative standpoint, this new version might be crucial interpreting for students and scholars of jap experiences, ethnic and racial stories, tradition and society, anthropology and politics.

Michael Weiner is Professor of contemporary jap background and Director of foreign stories at Soka college of the USA.

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