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Author Meehan, Kevin, 1962- author.

Title People get ready : African American and Caribbean cultural exchange / Kevin Meehan.

Publication Info. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2009]


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 Axe ACLS Humanities E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xv, 231 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Caribbean studies series
Caribbean studies series (Jackson, Miss.)
ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Note First printing 2009.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Theorizing African American and Caribbean contact : comparative approaches to cultural decolonization in the Americas -- Vested in the anonymous thousands : Arthur A. Schomburg as decolonizing historian -- Decolonizing ethnography : Zora Neale Hurston in the Caribbean -- Red pepper poetry : Jayne Cortez and cross-cultural saturation -- Mass media contact zones : Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the dialectics of our America.
Summary The author offers historical and theoretical readings of Caribbean and African American interaction from the 1700s to the present, tracing the development of African American/Caribbean dialogue through the lives and works of historian/archivist Arthur Schomburg, writer/anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, jazz poet Jayne Cortez, and theologian/politician Jean-Bertrand Aristide. He examines how these influential figures have reevaluated popular culture, revised the relationship between intellectuals and everyday people, and transformed practices ranging from librarianship and anthropology to poetry and broadcast journalism. This discourse, he notes, is not free of contradictions, and misunderstandings arise on both sides. In addition to noting dialogues of unity, the book also focuses on instances of intellectual elitism, sexism, color prejudice, imperialism, national chauvinism, and other forms of mutual disdain that continue to limit African American and Caribbean solidarity.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2022. EPUB file. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book])
Note All rights reserved.
Subject Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938 -- Influence.
Hurston, Zora Neale -- Influence.
Cortez, Jayne -- Influence.
Aristide, Jean-Bertrand -- Influence.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
Black people -- Caribbean Area -- Intellectual life.
United States -- Relations -- Caribbean Area.
Caribbean Area -- Relations -- United States.
Anti-imperialist movements -- History.
Decolonization -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author American Council of Learned Societies.
Added Title ACLS Humanities E-Book. URL:
ISBN 1604732814 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781604732818 hardcover
9781617032011 paperback
Standard No. heb40105 hdl

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