Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography


Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190614393

Category: Africans

Page: N.A

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"From Toussaint L'Ouverture to Pelae, the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography will provide a comprehensive overview of the lives of Caribbeans and Afro-Latin Americans who are historically significant. The project will be unprecedented in scale, covering the entire Caribbean, and the Afro-descended populations throughout Latin America, including people who spoke and wrote Creole, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. It will also encompass the full scope of history, with entries on figures from the first forced slave migrations in the sixteenth centuries, to entries on living persons such as the Haitian musician and politician Wyclef Jean and the Cuban author and poet Nancy Morejaon. Individuals will be drawn from all walks of life including philosophers, politicians, activists, entertainers, scholars, poets, scientists, religious figures, kings, and everyday people whose lives have contributed to the history of the Caribbean and Latin America"--Provided by publisher.

Afro-Latin American Studies

An Introduction


Author: Alejandro de la Fuente,George Reid Andrews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316835898

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Alejandro de la Fuente and George Reid Andrews offer the first systematic, book-length survey of humanities and social science scholarship on the exciting field of Afro-Latin American studies. Organized by topic, these essays synthesize and present the current state of knowledge on a broad variety of topics, including Afro-Latin American music, religions, literature, art history, political thought, social movements, legal history, environmental history, and ideologies of racial inclusion. This volume connects the region's long history of slavery to the major political, social, cultural, and economic developments of the last two centuries. Written by leading scholars in each of those topics, the volume provides an introduction to the field of Afro-Latin American studies that is not available from any other source and reflects the disciplinary and thematic richness of this emerging field.

Riding with Death

Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince


Author: Jana Evans Braziel

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496812751

Category: Art

Page: 276

View: 2091

On the southern end of the Grand Rue, a major thoroughfare that runs through the center of Port-au-Prince, waits the Haitian capital's automobile repair district. This veritable junkyard of steel and rubber, recycled parts, old tires, and scrap metal might seem an unlikely foundry for art. Yet, on the street's opposite end thrives the Grand Rue Galerie, a working studio of assembled art and sculptures wrought from the refuse. Established by artists Andre Eugene and Jean Herard Celeur in the late 1990s, the Grand Rue's urban environmental aesthetics--defined by motifs of machinic urbanism, Vodou bricolage, the postprimitivist altermodern, and performative politics--radically challenge ideas about consumption, waste, and environmental hazards, as well as consider innovative solutions to these problems in the midst of poverty, insufficient social welfare, lack of access to arts, education, and basic needs. In Riding with Death, Jana Evans Braziel explores the urban environmental aesthetics of the Grand Rue sculptors and the beautifully constructed sculptures they have designed from salvaged automobile parts, rubber tires, carved wood, and other recycled materials. Through first-person accounts and fieldwork, Braziel constructs an urban ecological framework for understanding these sculptures amid environmental degradation and grinding poverty. Influenced by urban geographers, art historians, and political theorists, the book regards the underdeveloped cities of the global South as alternate spaces for challenging the profit-driven machinations of global capitalism. Above all, Braziel presents Haitian artists who live on the most challenged Caribbean island, yet who thrive as creators reinventing refuse as art and resisting the abjection of their circumstances.

Gedichte von Jan Wagner



Author: Christoph Jürgensen,Sonja Klimek

Publisher: mentis Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3957437601

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

View: 7866

Jan Wagners Gedichte sind in den letzten Jahren nicht nur vielfach mit renommierten Preisen ausgezeichnet worden, sondern haben auch ein stetig wachsendes Publikum für sich gewinnen können. Diese Popularität verdienen sich Wagners Gedichte dadurch, dass sie den Bezug zu alltäglichen Dingen und Naturerscheinungen mit höchster künstlerischer Finesse und ansprechender Klanggestaltung zu verbinden wissen. In einer Abfolge von Interpretationen, die jeweils ein einzelnes Gedicht Jan Wagners im Kontext des Gesamtwerkes interpretieren, führt der Band in das bisherige lyrische Schaffen des Autors ein. Das Buch vermittelt somit einen Überblick über die bisherige Entwicklung, typische Motivik und formale Besonderheiten, mit denen sich Jan Wagner gezielt in die internationalen literarhistorischen Traditionen der Gattung Lyrik einschreibt. Mit Beiträgen von Frieder von Ammon, Matthias Aumüller, Hans-Edwin Friedrich, Johannes Görbert, Gunter E. Grimm, Ingo Irsigler, Christoph Jürgensen, Sonja Klimek, Gerhard Kaiser, Daniela Kohler, Fabian Lampart, Sven Meyer, Ralph Müller, Antonius Weixler, Rüdiger Zymner.

Reference and Information Services

An Introduction, Fourth Edition


Author: Kay Ann Cassell ,Uma Hiremath

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083891568X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 4643

Designed to complement every introductory library reference course, this is the perfect text for students and librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge, teaching failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources, regardless of format. Guided by a national advisory board of educators and practitioners, this thoroughly updated text expertly keeps up with new technologies and practices while remaining grounded in the basics of reference work. Chapters on fundamental concepts, major reference sources, and special topics provide a solid foundation; the text also offers fresh insight on core issues, including ethics, readers' advisory, information literacy, and other key aspects of reference librarianship;selecting and evaluating reference materials, with strategies for keeping up to date;assessing and improving reference services;guidance on conducting reference interviews with a range of different library users, including children and young adults;a new discussion of reference as programming;important special reference topics such as Google search, 24/7 reference, and virtual reference; anddelivering reference services across multiple platforms As librarians experience a changing climate for all information services professionals, in this book Cassell and Hiremath provide the tools needed to manage the ebb and flow of changing reference services in today's libraries.


Ethnicity, Race, and Color in Latin America


Author: Edward Telles

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469617846

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 8383

Pigmentocracies--the fruit of the multiyear Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America (PERLA)--is a richly revealing analysis of contemporary attitudes toward ethnicity and race in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, four of Latin America's most populous nations. Based on extensive, original sociological and anthropological data generated by PERLA, this landmark study analyzes ethnoracial classification, inequality, and discrimination, as well as public opinion about Afro-descended and indigenous social movements and policies that foster greater social inclusiveness, all set within an ethnoracial history of each country. A once-in-a-generation examination of contemporary ethnicity, this book promises to contribute in significant ways to policymaking and public opinion in Latin America. Edward Telles, PERLA's principal investigator, explains that profound historical and political forces, including multiculturalism, have helped to shape the formation of ethnic identities and the nature of social relations within and across nations. One of Pigmentocracies's many important conclusions is that unequal social and economic status is at least as much a function of skin color as of ethnoracial identification. Investigators also found high rates of discrimination by color and ethnicity widely reported by both targets and witnesses. Still, substantial support across countries was found for multicultural-affirmative policies--a notable result given that in much of modern Latin America race and ethnicity have been downplayed or ignored as key factors despite their importance for earlier nation-building.

The African-Jamaican Aesthetics

Cultural Retention and Transformation Across Borders


Author: Lisa Tomlinson

Publisher: Brill / Rodopi

ISBN: 9789004338005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 6143

The African- Jamaican Aesthetics Cultural Retention and Transformation Across Borderscentres on the use of African Jamaican Aesthetics in Jamaica's literary traditions and its transformation and transmission in the diaspora.

The Story Of... Jean Baptiste Bideau


Author: A. L. Dawn French

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542939874


Page: 24

View: 549

It is important for every nation to tell and retell tales of its heroes as these help to inculcate pride in a people and inspire them to strive for noble ideals. Thus it was in the oral tradition from time immemorial, then on the printed page as time progressed and later to more advanced forms in keeping with technological advance. Into this frame and to serve a similar purpose is Dawn French's account of a Saint Lucian hero, in her book The Story of Jean Baptiste Bideau. Saint Lucians are proud of native children like Bideau and others who have served nobly. Their deeds are close to our heart and tribute to them should be ready on our tongue. For an account of hero, Jean Baptiste Bideau, get a copy of Dawn French's book The Story of Jean Baptiste Bideau. It is a well-researched, easy-to-read book. Buy one, parents. Read it and let your children read it and let them tell the tale thereafter of a Saint Lucian hero who laid down his life so that others may be free. -- Gyanchand Rayman (Feb. 2017)

Der Lügner


Author: Carlo Goldoni

Publisher: red.sign Medien GbR

ISBN: 3944561198

Category: Poetry

Page: 65

View: 3115

Carlo Goldonis "Der Lügner" ist eine rasante Komödie rund um den Schelm Lelio, der sich durchs Leben schwindelt. Mithilfe "geistreicher Erfindungen", wie er seine Lügen bezeichnet, verdreht er den Frauen reihenweise den Kopf – er selbst gerät in immer größere Schwierigkeiten ... „Der Lügner“ (für den Goldoni übrigens Corneilles gleichnamiges Stück verwertete) steht, wenn auch nicht ganz am Anfang, so doch noch im ersten Drittel von Goldonis epochaler Theaterreform und dem Bruch mit der Commedia dell'arte.

Slavery and Beyond

The African Impact on Latin America and the Caribbean


Author: Darién J. Davis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842024853

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 8261

From the arrival of Hispanicized Africans during the Age of Discovery to the renewal of racial identities, the history of Africans in Latin America has been complex, their contributions numerous. This work selects topics through which to study the African dimension of Latin America, including the colonial era, religion, music, and intermarriage.

Notable Twentieth-century Latin American Women

A Biographical Dictionary


Author: Cynthia Tompkins,David William Foster

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311123

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 5336

The source for substantial, informative, and up-to-date biographical essays on 72 of the most notable twentieth-century Latin American women.

Kein Platz an der Sonne

Erinnerungsorte der deutschen Kolonialgeschichte


Author: Marianne Bechhaus-Gerst,Jürgen Zimmerer

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593398117

Category: History

Page: 524

View: 6469

Namibia gehört heute zu den beliebtesten Fernreisezielen der Deutschen - vielleicht auch deshalb, weil es einst als "Deutsch-Südwestafrika" Kolonie war. Die Erfahrung von Tourismus und Globalisierung rückte in den vergangenen Jahren den europäischen Kolonialismus, der auch die deutsche Geschichte weit stärker als gemeinhin angenommen prägte, ins allgemeine Bewusstsein. Das Buch legt eine Bilanz der Spurensuche nach Erinnerungsorten der oft unrühmlichen deutschen Kolonialgeschichte vor. In 30 leicht verständlich geschriebenen Einzelbeiträgen präsentiert es Personen, Institutionen, Ereignisse und Vorstellungswelten. Albert Schweitzers Hospital Lambaréné, Hagenbecks Tierpark und die "Hunnenrede" Kaiser Wilhelms II. zählen hierzu ebenso wie der Berg Kilimandscharo, den der Deutsche Hans Meyer als erster Europäer bestieg, Bernhard Grzimeks Film "Serengeti darf nicht sterben" oder der "Sarotti-Mohr". Ein unentbehrliches Buch für alle, die am deutschen Kolonialismus und am deutschen kollektiven Gedächtnis interessiert sind.

Artists from Latin American Cultures

A Biographical Dictionary


Author: Kristin G. Congdon,Kara Kelley Hallmark

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313315442

Category: Art

Page: 314

View: 9312

Profiles seventy-five artists from the United States, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, offering biographical information and commentary on the work of each artist.

Notable Caribbeans and Caribbean Americans

A Biographical Dictionary


Author: Serafín Mendez Mendez,Gail Cueto,Neysa Rodríguez Deynes

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314438

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

View: 1096

Caribbeans and Caribbean Americans are celebrated in the first major biographical dictionary devoted exclusively to their contributions.