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Autochthonomies – Transnationalism, Testimony, and Transmission in the African Diaspora - Illinois Scholarship Online
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Autochthonomies: Transnationalism, Testimony, and Transmission in the African Diaspora

Myriam J. A. Chancy

Abstract

Autochthonomies is an intellectual project that engages readers in an interpretive journey: it engages and describes a process by which readers of texts created by artists and actors of African descent might engage such texts as legible within the context of African Diasporic historical and cultural discursive practices. It argues that there is a cultural and philosophical gain to understanding these texts not as products of, or responses only to, Western hegemonic dynamics or simply as products of discrete ethnic or national identities. By invoking a transnational African/Diasporic interpreti ... More

Keywords: African Diasporic, transnational, western hegemony, postcolonial, history, autochthonomy, indigeneity, yard/lakou consciousness, discursive practices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043048
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043048.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Myriam J. A. Chancy, author
Scripps College