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  • African Diaspora and the Metropolisby Fassil Demissie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    At the end of the 19 th and at the beginning of the 20 th century, a number of African American and Caribbean intellectuals and immigrants of the African Diaspora with all their apprehensions set out in steamships en route and carried with them a certain presence to the metropoleis of Europe and North America. These individuals traversed the "middle... more...

  • Postcolonial African Citiesby Fassil Demissie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The book focuses on contemporary African cities, caught in the contradiction of an imperial past and postcolonial present. The essays explore the cultural role of colonial architecture and urbanism in the production of meanings: in the inscription of power and discipline, as well as in the dynamic construction of identities. It is in these new dense... more...

  • African Diaspora in Brazilby Fassil Demissie

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    The term 'Black Atlantic' was coined to describe the social, cultural and political space that emerged out of the experience of slavery, exile, oppression, exploitation and resistance. This volume seeks to recast a new map of the 'Black Atlantic' beyond the Anglophone Atlantic zone by focusing on Brazil as a social and cultural space born out of the... more...

  • Africans on the Moveby Fassil Demissie

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    The 20th century witnessed the large-scale displacement and dispersal of populations across the world because of major political upheavals, among them the two European wars, decolonization and the Cold War. These major events were followed by globalization which accelerated free trade and the mobility of capital, new technologies of communication,... more...

  • The New Chicagoby John Koval; Larry Bennett; Michael Bennett; Fassil Demissie; Roberta Garner; Kiljoong Kim

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 46.95

    For generations, visitors, journalists, and social scientists alike have asserted that Chicago is the quintessentially American city. Indeed, the introduction to The New Chicago reminds us that "to know America, you must know Chicago." The contributors boldly announce the demise of the city of broad shoulders and the transformation of its physical,... more...

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