Keep Your Head to the Sky

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November 1998



The concept of African American home ground knits togetherdiverse aspects of the American landscape, from elite suburbs and tower apartmentsto the old homeplaces of the countryside, to the tabletop array of family photosbeside the bed of a housebound elder. This fascinating volume focuses on waysAfrican Americans have invested actual and symbolic landscapes with signifigance, gained the means to acquire property, and brought new insight to the interpretationof contemporary, historical, and archaelogical sites. Keep Your Head to the Skydemonstrates how visions of home, past and present, have helped to shape AfricanAmericans' sense of place, often under extremely hostileconditions.


Grey Gundaker is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at the College of William and Mary and the author of Signs of Diaspora/Diaspora of Signs: Literacy, Creolization, and Vernacular Practice in African America.
EAN: 9780813918242
ISBN: 0813918243
Untertitel: Interpreting African American Home Ground. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University Press of Virginia
Erscheinungsdatum: November 1998
Seitenanzahl: 356 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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