Crossroads and Cosmologies
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"A useful review of the existence and variety of symbols derived from African religions as found in New World settings. Although short, it can serve both in course materials and for an archaeologist finding him or herself with artifacts that may represent such symbols. It also offers some provocative insights into the theory of cultural mixture within African-descended peoples." Journal of Anthropological Research
"Crossroads and Cosmologies is appealing because it transcends classic dichotomies in archaeological research (e.g., function and meaning) while considering alternative explanations. . . . Fennell's in-depth exploration of Bakongo history and careful consideration of transcontinental processes of sociocultural movement and interchanges provide a good model for scholars interested in cultural transfer and modification in the Americas." American Antiquity
"An 'excellent achievement' in which the concept of 'ethnogenic bricolage,' is presented as a more complex frame than creolization for capturing the particulars of cultural change." Southeastern Archaeology
"The interpretive framework presented in this volume forms a powerful tool for archaeologists."
"This study will have wide application, not only for African diaspora studies, but for any research that addresses the processes of cultural creativuty and innovation." Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology
"A well-ordered and clearly written contribution on the complexity of identity formation in the Americas."
"A significant contribution to the dynamic field of diaspora studies." New West Indian Guide
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