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African Studies



link to catalog page, Reversed Gaze

Reversed Gaze

An African Ethnography of American Anthropology

Author: Mwenda Ntarangwi
Pub Date: December 2010

A provocative perspective on the Western culture of anthropology   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Devil You Dance With

The Devil You Dance With

Film Culture in the New South Africa

Author: Edited and with an Introduction by Audrey Thomas McCluskey
Pub Date: March 2009

Invaluable, illuminating interviews with South African filmmakers   learn more...

link to catalog page NTARANGWI, East African Hip Hop

East African Hip Hop

Youth Culture and Globalization

Author: Mwenda Ntarangwi
Pub Date: November 2009

Hip hop music that empowers and engages youth in East Africa   learn more...

link to catalog page PERKINS, African Women Playwrights Author: Edited and with an Introduction by Kathy A. Perkins
Pub Date: December 2008

For the first time, a distinctive collection of plays by African women published in English   learn more...

link to catalog page BAY, Asen, Ancestors, and Vodun

Asen, Ancestors, and Vodun

Tracing Change in African Art

Author: Edna G. Bay
Pub Date: February 2008

A social and iconographic history of a West African sculptural form   learn more...

link to catalog page KRONENFELD, Fanti Kinship and the Analysis of Kinship Terminologies Author: David B. Kronenfeld
Pub Date: April 2008

An authoritative analysis of kinship terminologies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Choreographies of African Identities

Choreographies of African Identities

Négritude, Dance, and the National Ballet of Senegal

Author: Francesca Castaldi
Pub Date: February 2006

A rich portrait of the National Ballet of Senegal's work and of the urban dance world of Dakar   learn more...

link to catalog page DANIEL, Dancing Wisdom

Dancing Wisdom

Embodied Knowledge in Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, and Bahian Candomblé

Author: Yvonne Daniel
Pub Date: September 2005

Landmark interdisciplinary study of religious systems through their dance performances   learn more...

link to catalog page BELLEGARDE-SMITH, Fragments of Bone

Fragments of Bone

Neo-African Religions in a New World

Author: Edited by Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
Pub Date: July 2005

African religions as adapted and recontextualized in various New World environments   learn more...

link to catalog page JAMES, Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood Author: Edited by Stanlie M. James and Claire C. Robertson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2002; Paper: 2005

A powerful challenge to Western representations of female genital cutting   learn more...

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