Gomez and Berlin

Gomez and Berlin - Africans in Diaspora (North America)...

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Africans in Diaspora (North America) Gomez and Berlin: Themes and issues Africans as active historical and cultural agents before their enslavements Gomez – how that cultural background affected their response to enslavement o Identities formed on African soil o Responses to enslavement informed by the cultural and social antecedent Berlin – Atlantic creoles as individuals who had created a specific culture before enslavement o Liminal culture – neither African nor American Culture continuity in the Americas: o Patterns brought from Africa Gomez – naming practices, religious traditions Evolution of slavery in the US: flexibility with which it developed Agency in history Effect of slave trade on Africans in Diaspora Role and function of memory in Diaspora Role of African background in understanding Diaspora cultures Diversity of Africa and experiences in Africa Role of meaning of cultural contact and encounter o Acculturation o Adaptation
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