Creating Africa in America

"'Who is 'African' in a global ecumene? Anthropologist Copeland Carson poses this challenging question in her study of cultural dynamics in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice

Creating Africa in America
Translocal Identity in an Emerging World City

Jacqueline Copeland-Carson

2004 | 256 pages | Cloth $69.95 | Paper $27.50
Anthropology | African-American Studies/African Studies
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Table of Contents

Preface: On Life Betwixt and Between
Prologue to a Diasporan Journey

PART I REIMAGINING NORTH AMERICA'S AFRICAN DIASPORA
1. "Africa" in Minnesota
2. Ethnographic Grounding

PART II ACROSS DIASPORAN SPACE/TIME:WHO IS "AFRICAN" IN A GLOBAL ECUMENE?
3. "Three Parts African": Blood, Heart, Skin, and Memory
4. Organizing Across Diasporan Crosscurrents
5. The African Body Resistant

PART III CREATING "AFRICA": A STATE OF MIND/BODY/SPIRIT
6. Healing the Mind: Embodying an African Epistemology
7. Healing the Body: Reactivating the African Habitus
8. Healing the Spirit: Embodying an African Historicity

Epilogue to a Diasporan Journey

Appendix A: Research Design, Methods, and Documents: Cultural Wellness Center
Appendix B: CWC and Powderhorn Photographs, by Bruce Silcox

Notes
Bibliography
Index