New World Diasporas

Edited by Kevin A. Yelvington, University of South Florida

Series Description:

This series seeks to stimulate critical perspectives on diaspora processes in the New World. Representations of "race" and ethnicity, the origins and consequences of nationalism, migratory streams and the advent of transnationalism, the dialectics of "homelands" and diasporas, trade networks, gender relations in immigrant communities, the politics of displacement and exile, and the utilization of the past to serve the present are among the phenomena addressed by original, provocative research in disciplines such as anthropology, history, political science, and sociology.

For more Information:

Kevin A. Yelvington
Department of Anthropology
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SOC 107
Tampa, FL 33620-8100
(813) 974-0582
Fax: (813) 974-2668

_Series Advisory Board_

Profesor Daniel Mato
Universidad Central de Caracas
Magdamar (9-A)
Av. Ppel de Sta Fé Sur
Caracas 1080

Professor Herman L. Bennett
Department of History
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-5059

Professor Vicki L. Ruíz
Department of History
University of California-Irvine
269 Murray Krieger Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3275

Professor Richard Price
Department of Anthropology
College of William and Mary
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Professor Sally Price
Department of Anthropology
College of William and Mary
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Professor Gayle K. Brunelle
Department of History
California State University-Fullerton
PO Box 6846
Fullerton, CA 92834-6846

Profesor Jorge Duany
Departamento de Sociología y Antropología
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales
Apartado 23345, Estación UPR
San Juan, PR 00931-3345

Professor Kyeyoung Park
Department of Anthropology
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1553

Professor Mia Tuan
Department of Sociology
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1291

Professor John F. Stack, Jr.
Department of Political Science
Florida International University
University Park
Miami, FL 33199

Professor Peter Wade
Department of Social Anthropology
University of Manchester
Roscoe Building
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL

Professor Sherri Grasmuck
Department of Sociology
Temple University
722 Gladfelter Hall
1115 West Berks Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

For more information contact:

Sian Hunter

There are 19 books in this series.

Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo

Misha Klein’s fascinating ethnography reveals the complex intertwining of Jewish and Brazilian life and identity.

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Building a Nation: Caribbean Federation in the Black Diaspora

Duke convincingly posits that federation was more than a regional endeavor; it was a diasporic, black nation-building undertaking--with broad support in diaspora centers such as Harlem and London--deeply immersed in ideas of racial unity, racial uplift, and black self-determination.

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Islam and the Americas

In case studies that include the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume trace the establishment of Islam in the Americas over the past three centuries.

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African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Argues that cultural-political alliances between African-Bahian cultural practitioners and their dominant-class allies nevertheless helped to create a meaningful framework through which African-Bahian inclusion could be negotiated--a framework that is also important in the larger discussions of race and regional and national identity throughout Brazil.

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Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago

Keith McNeal reveals the unexpected ways traditions of trance performance have become both globalized and modernized.

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Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru

Yo Soy Negro is the first book in English--in fact, the first book in any language in more than two decades--to address what it means to be black in Peru.

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New Immigrants, New Land: A Study of Brazilians in Massachusetts

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Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean

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Reconstructing Racial Identity and the African Past in the Dominican Republic

Kimberly Simmons explores the fascinating socio-cultural shifts in Dominicans' racial categories, concluding that Dominicans are slowly embracing blackness and ideas of African ancestry.