Oduduwa's Chain: Locations of Culture in the Yoruba-Atlantic (English Edition) por Andrew Apter

Titulo del libro : Oduduwa's Chain: Locations of Culture in the Yoruba-Atlantic (English Edition)
Fecha de lanzamiento : November 30, 2017
Autor : Andrew Apter
Número de páginas : 218
Editor : University of Chicago Press
Oduduwa's Chain: Locations of Culture in the Yoruba-Atlantic (English Edition) por Andrew Apter

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Yoruba culture has been a part of the Americas for centuries, brought from Africa during the transatlantic slave trade and maintained in various forms ever since. In Oduduwa’s Chain, Andrew Apter explores a wide range of fascinating historical and ethnographic examples and offers a provocative rethinking of African heritage in Black Atlantic Studies.

 

Focusing on Yoruba history and culture in Nigeria, Apter applies a generative model of cultural revision that allows him to identify formative Yoruba influences without resorting to the idea that culture and tradition are fixed. For example, Apter shows how the association of African gods with Catholic saints can be seen as a strategy of empowerment, explores historical locations of Yoruba gender ideologies and their variations in the Atlantic world, and much more. He concludes with a rousing call for a return to Africa in studies of the Black Atlantic, resurrecting a critical notion of culture that allows us to transcend Western inventions of African while taking them into account.

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