Blackening Europe : the African American presence / edited by Heike Raphael-Hernandez ; with a foreword by Paul Gilroy.

New York : Routledge, 2004.
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Traditional Scholars have often looked at African American studies through the lens of European theories, resulting in the secondarization of the African American presence in Europe and its contributions to European culture. Blackening Europe reverses this pattern by using African American culture as the starting point for a discussion of its influences over traditional European structures. Evidence of Europe's blackening abound, form French ministers of Hip-hop and British incarnations of ""Shaft"" to slavery memorial in the Netherlands and German youth sporting dreadlocks. Collecting essays
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  • Cover; Title; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword: Migrancy, Culture, and a New Map of Europe; Introduction: Making the African American Experience Primary; Part I: Creating a Foundation; 1 Jazz as Decal for the European Avant-Garde; 2 Blackness as Symptom: Josephine Baker and European Identity; 3 ""Jungle in the Spotlight""?: Primitivism and Esteem: Katherine Dunham's 1954 German Tour; 4 Black Music, White Freedom: Times and Spaces of Jazz Countercultures in the USSR; Part II:Accompanying Europe into the Twenty-first Century
  • 5 Monuments of the Black Atlantic: Slavery Memorials in the United States and the Netherlands6 Dancing Away toward Home: An Interview with Bill T. Jones about Dancing in Contemporary Europe; 7 The Melancholic Influence of the Postcolonial Spectral: Vera Mantero Summoning Josephine Baker; 8 Nights of Flamenco and Blues in Spain: From Sorrow Songs to Soleá and Back; 9 Monsieur Hip-Hop; 10 Rap, Rebounds, and Rocawear: The ""Darkening"" of German Youth Culture; 11 A. R. T., Klikk, K. A. O. S., and the Rest: Hungarian Youth Rapping
  • 12 ""But I Ain't African, I'm American!"": Black American Exiles and the Construction of Racial Identities in Twentieth-Century France13 ""Heroes across the Sea"": Black and White British Fascination with African Americans in the Contemporary Black British Fiction by Caryl Phillips and Jackie Kay; Part III: Turning into Theory for Europe; 14 Never Shall We Be Slaves: Locke's Treatises, Slavery, and Early European Modernity
  • 15 Make Capital Out of Their Sympathy: Rhetoric and Reality of U. S. Slavery and Italian Immigrant Prostitution along the Color Line from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-first Century16 Blackening Gypsy Slavery: The Romanian Case; 17 ""Niggas"" and ""Skins"": Nihilism among African American Youth in Low-Income Urban Communities and East German Youth in Satellite Cities, Small Towns, and Rural Areas; Contributors; Index
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  • 823726510
  • 10.4324/9780203446157
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