An Imagined Geography

In An Imagined Geography, anthropologist JoAnn D'Alisera demonstrates persuasively that the long-held anthropological paradigms of separate, bounded, and unique communities, geographically located and neatly localized, must be reconsidered in light of the range and diversity of the Sierra Leonean diaspora.

An Imagined Geography
Sierra Leonean Muslims in America

JoAnn D'Alisera

2004 | 192 pages | Cloth $69.95 | Paper $24.95
Anthropology | African-American Studies/African Studies
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Table of Contents

Notes on Transliteration

Chapter 1: Multiple Sites/Virtual Sitings: Ethnography in Transnational Contexts
Chapter 2: Field of Dreams: The Anthropologist Far Away at Home
Chapter 3: Icons of Longing: Homeland and Memory
Chapter 4: Spiritual Centers, Peripheral Identities: On the Sacred Border of American Islam
Chapter 5: I ? Islam: Popular Religious Commodities and Sites of Inscription
Chapter 6: Mapping Women's Displacement and Difference
Chapter 7: "We owe our children the pride": The Imagined Geography of a Muslim Homeland

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