People Get Ready: African American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange (Caribbean Studies)

By: Meehan, Kevin

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Throughout this book, Kevin Meehan offers historical and theoretical readings of Caribbean and African American interaction from the 1700s to the present. By analyzing travel narratives, histories, creative collaborations, and political exchanges, he traces the development of African American/Caribbean dialogue through the lives and works of four key individuals: historian/archivist Arthur Schomburg, writer/anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, jazz poet Jayne Cortez, and theologian/politician Jean-Bertrand Aristide. People Get Ready examines how these influential figures have reevaluated popular culture, revised the relationship between intellectuals and everyday people, and transformed practices ranging from librarianship and anthropology to poetry and broadcast journalism. This discourse, Meehan notes, is not free of contradictions, and misunderstandings arise on both sides. In addition to noting dialogues of unity, People Get Ready focuses on instances of intellectual elitism, sexism, color prejudice, imperialism, national chauvinism, and other forms of mutual disdain that continue to limit African American and Caribbean solidarity.

Title: People Get Ready: African American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange (Caribbean Studies)

Author: Meehan, Kevin

Categories: Black Studies/Ethnicity, South America,

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi: 2009

ISBN Number: 1617032018

ISBN Number 13: 9781617032011

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 129066