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African and diaspora cultural studies series

Posted by lamacs On February - 18 - 2011

Memory is a slippery concept. When one considers how culture, history, and society overlap and intertwine, memory becomes a complex of the relations between these elements. If we consider the affects of global, transnational, and trans-disciplinary landscapes, add in the various forms of production, distribution, exhibition and consumption, the movement of memory becomes incredibly dynamic and at times, overwhelming.

We can see how this occurs within the redefinition and re-articulation of macro/micro cultural identities and citizenship within, across, and beyond the traditional, canonist conceptions of continent, nation, geopolitical space, and sociocultural identity (ethnicity, race, gender, social class, sexual orientation, etc.).
Thus the main field of study for this book series is the irresistible shifting landscapes of the traditional fields of studies in the humanities and social sciences. Specifically, the African and Diaspora Cultural Studies Series centers around the paradigms and geopolitical locations that are producing, contesting, and reproducing knowledge relevant to African issues and the Black Diaspora. Contact founders: Boulou Ebanda de B’béri (University of Ottawa); Keyan G. Tomaselli (University of KwaZulu Natal) and Handel K. Wright (University of British Columbia) for more detail.
The African and Diasporic Cultural Studies Series (ADCSS) is published by The University of Toronto Press. Contact the Acquisition Editor: Siobhan McMenemy

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