African Americanized

African Americanized

An African Man's Life and Expedient Americanization Omosa Julius Morara. ExPedientAmericanization so-called developed world. For instance, savagery gets its real definition by witnessing the sort of notions and beliefs most Americans ...

Author: Omosa Julius Morara

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440178498

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 428

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AFRICAN AMERICANIZED is an actual safari of African immigrants, depicting the sort of struggles, challenges and experiences in which they are constantly hounded in, while in America, as a result of the historical dilemmas we are faced with in the pursuit of better livelihoods. In this book, an African man's life is portrayed in a modern clarification, indicating the central position they find themselves in as they evolve from the African way of life into Americanization painfully capitulating their own cultures. This has culminated into resultant bewilderment, dilemma and an egoistically regrettable life, leading to undesirable choices in their scramble to attain material, and sometimes academic wealth. My own safari to the United States of America sets a suitable example, portraying the newness, indecisiveness, and subsequent orientation to the American lifestyle. It never came easy because it was as good as reliving my life once again without the birth process and the essential stages of childhood, and physical, mental development. In this humorous American safari, I stand at the intersection of African values and heritage thus contrasting the African way of life with the American lifestyle. It is a sincere, painful experience considering the initial situation and dilemma in which African immigrants find themselves in upon arrival in America; the newness of the situation; a uniquely shocking way of life, and the subsequent orientation to Americanization.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The African Americanization of the Black Diaspora in Globalization or the Contemporary Capitalist World System

The African Americanization of the Black Diaspora in Globalization or the Contemporary Capitalist World System

Based on the recommendations of the socalled post-WWII international community under American hegemony, they (the administrative black bourgeoisie) had to interpellate and embourgeois their masses as wage-laborers in capital determining ...

Author: Paul C. Mocombe

Publisher: UPA

ISBN: 9780761867227

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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This work argues that in the age of (neoliberal) globalization, black people around the world are slowly becoming “African-Americanized”. This is due to the influence of two social class language games of the black American community, the black underclass and black American liberal/conservative bourgeois, spreading throughout the African Diaspora.
Categories: Social Science

Introduction to African American Studies

Introduction to African American Studies

Assertion of a separate racial or ethnic social/ cultural identity has been pursued not only by African Americans. Such a posture has been adopted to some extent by various other “conspicuous” American minority populations as well.

Author: Talmadge Anderson

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 9781580730396

Category: History

Page: 430

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There is an ongoing debate as to whether African American Studies is a discipline, or multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary field. Some scholars assert that African American Studies use a well-defined common approach in examining history, politics, and the family in the same way as scholars in the disciplines of economics, sociology, and political science. Other scholars consider African American Studies multidisciplinary, a field somewhat comparable to the field of education in which scholars employ a variety of disciplinary lenses-be they anthropological, psychological, historical, etc., --to study the African world experience. In this model the boundaries between traditional disciplines are accepted, and researches in African American Studies simply conduct discipline based an analysis of particular topics. Finally, another group of scholars insists that African American Studies is interdisciplinary, an enterprise that generates distinctive analyses by combining perspectives from different traditional disciplines and synthesizing them into a unique framework of analysis.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of Acculturation and Health

The Oxford Handbook of Acculturation and Health

G. M. Ferguson and colleagues found very low levels of Americanization in this rural sample— Haitian youth held much higher orientation toward local Haitian culture than toward African American or European American cultures.

Author: Seth J. Schwartz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190691455

Category: Psychology

Page: 632

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The Oxford Handbook of Acculturation and Health expertly brings together two very distinct, but complementary, streams of work and thought: theoretical and methodological work on acculturation, and the applied work linking acculturation to various health outcomes among international migrants and their families. In this important volume, the work of landmark acculturation theorists and methodologists come together to showcase applied epidemiologic and intervention work on the issues facing acculturation and public health today. Edited by Seth J. Schwartz and Jennifer B. Unger, this Handbook is divided into two important parts for readers. Part one features chapters that are dedicated to theoretical and methodological work on acculturation, including definitional issues, measurement issues, and procedures for studying acculturation across immigrant groups and national contexts. The second part focuses on the links between acculturation and various health outcomes, such as obesity, physical activity, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health, delinquency, and suicide. Notably, because a majority of the research on acculturation and health has been conducted on Hispanic immigration, this volume contextualizes that research and offers readers compelling insight for how to apply these principles to other immigrant groups in the United States and around the world.
Categories: Psychology

Medical Anthropology and African American Health

Medical Anthropology and African American Health

When working with the African American population , understanding African American culture is a key to any health assessment , health care intervention , and health care policy . AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE This book defines culture as " a ...

Author: Eric J. Bailey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897895924

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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Highlights the approach of medical anthropology to contemporary African American health care issues and demonstrates the importance of cultural relativism for those working in health care intervention among the different and diverse segments of the African American population.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of African American Education

Encyclopedia of African American Education

Thus, while race, scientifically speaking, is a social construction and therefore not real, for African American people in the United States, however, its consequences have been real because race has fundamentally affected the housing, ...

Author: Kofi Lomotey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412940504

Category: Education

Page: 1111

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The Encyclopedia of African American Education covers educational institutions at every level, from preschool through graduate and professional training, with special attention to historically black and predominantly black colleges and universities. Other entries cover individuals, organizations, associations, and publications that have had a significant impact on African American education. The Encyclopedia also presents information on public policy affecting the education of African Americans, including both court decisions and legislation. It includes a discussion of curriculum, concepts, theories, and alternative models of education, and addresses the topics of gender and sexual orientation, religion, and the media. The Encyclopedia also includes a Reader's Guide, provided to help readers find entries on related topics. It classifies entries in sixteen categories: " Alternative Educational Models " Associations and Organizations " Biographies " Collegiate Education " Curriculum " Economics " Gender " Graduate and Professional Education " Historically Black Colleges and Universities " Legal Cases " Pre-Collegiate Education " Psychology and Human Development " Public Policy " Publications " Religious Institutions " Segregation/Desegregation. Some entries appear in more than one category. This two-volume reference work will be an invaluable resource not only for educators and students but for all readers who seek an understanding of African American education both historically and in the 21st century.
Categories: Education

African Americans and the Bible

African Americans and the Bible

from an African American sacred song in the public domain . It captures a widely shared African Americanized Christian and perhaps a nearly universally shared human sentiment and longing for flight , 61 escape from , de formation of ...

Author: Vincent L. Wimbush

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725230897

Category: Religion

Page: 912

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Perhaps no other group of people has been as much formed by biblical texts and tropes as African Americans. From literature and the arts to popular culture and everyday life, the Bible courses through black society and culture like blood through veins. Despite the enormous recent interest in African American religion, relatively little attention has been paid to the diversity of ways in which African Americans have utilized the Bible. African Americans and the Bible is the fruit of a four-year collaborative research project directed by Vincent L. Wimbush and funded by the Lilly Endowment. It brings together scholars and experts (sixty-eight in all) from a wide range of academic and artistic fields and disciplines--including ethnography, cultural history, and biblical studies as well as art, music, film, dance, drama, and literature. The focus is on the interaction between the people known as African Americans and that complex of visions, rhetorics, and ideologies known as the Bible. As such, the book is less about the meaning(s) of the Bible than about the Bible and meaning(s), less about the world(s) of the Bible than about how worlds and the Bible interact--in short, about how a text constructs a people and a people constructs a text. It is about a particular sociocultural formation but also about the dynamics that obtain in the interrelation between any group of people and sacred texts in general. Thus African Americans and the Bible provides an exemplum of sociocultural formation and a critical lens through which the process of sociocultural formation can be viewed.
Categories: Religion

Key Issues in the Afro American Experience

Key Issues in the Afro American Experience

8 Second, blacks have not adapted to the dominant American culture in the same way as European immigrants. ... The degree to which African culture has survived in the New World remains a matter of sharp dispute.

Author: Nathan Irvin Huggins


ISBN: STANFORD:36105004497892

Category: African Americans

Page: 272

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Essays on critical issues of the Black American experience.
Categories: African Americans

American Fiction of the 1990s

American Fiction of the 1990s

Yet, despite these narrative omissions, African-American culture is always already present in Indian Killer. For what is this novel but a contemporary Indian reworking of the black novelist Richard Wright's Native Son (1940)? Ultimately ...

Author: Jay Prosser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134077465

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

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American Fiction of the 1990s: Reflections of History and Culture brings together essays from international experts to examine one of the most vital and energized decades in American literature. This volume reads the rich body of 1990s American fiction in the context of key cultural concerns of the period. The issues that the contributors identify as especially productive include: Immigration and America’s geographical borders, particularly those with Latin America Racial tensions, race relations and racial exchanges Historical memory and the recording of history Sex, scandal and the politicization of sexuality Postmodern technologies, terrorism and paranoia American Fiction of the 1990s examines texts by established authors such as Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Philip Roth and Thomas Pynchon, who write some of their most ambitious work in the period, but also by emergent writers, such as Sherman Alexie, Chang-Rae Lee, E. Annie Proulx, David Foster Wallace, and Jonathan Franzen. Offering new insight into both the literature and the culture of the period, as well as the interaction between the two in a way that furthers the New American Studies, this volume will be essential reading for students and lecturers of American literature and culture and late twentieth-century fiction. Contributors include: Timothy Aubry, Alex Blazer, Kasia Boddy, Stephen J. Burn, Andrew Dix, Brian Jarvis, Suzanne W. Jones, Peter Knight, A. Robert Lee, Stacey Olster, Derek Parker Royal, Krishna Sen, Zoe Trodd, Andrew Warnes and Nahem Yousaf.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Heritage of African Music

The Heritage of African Music

Heavy - soled boots serve the same percussive function as tap shoes when teams of African American college fraternity men wear them . ... African performance traditions remain while they are " African Americanized ” in the new context .

Author: Lyn Avins


ISBN: UCR:31210019301736

Category: Exhibition catalogs

Page: 110

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Categories: Exhibition catalogs