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ERIC Number: EJ1176664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2133
The Place of the Forge: The African Diaspora, History, and Comparative Literature
Maddox, John
Hispania, v100 n5 p231-236 2017
In times of crisis when literature and world languages are threatened by economic hardship, they should draw closer to African diaspora studies. The African diaspora is so vast, longstanding, and diverse that it must be studied using a comparative, multilingual, interdisciplinary, and international approach that includes study in French, Portuguese, and Spanish alongside an understanding of Latin America. Breaking with the academic marginalization of the past, I examine the word "ghetto" as it relates to Afro-Latin American literature, culture, and history, attempting to open this enclosed space with the goal of a more complete, logical, and democratic understanding of the Americas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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