Five College Crossroads in the Study of the Americas (CISA)

Readings

From time to time, readings relevant to particular CISA activities will be posted. Below are some recent readings.

Clarke, George Elliott. 2002. "Must All Blackness Be American?: Locating Canada in Borden'sTightrope Time, or Nationalizing Gilroy's The Black Atlantic." In Odysseys Home: Mapping African Canadian Literature, 71-85. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.


Coleman, Beth. 2003. "Pimp Notes on Autonomy." In Everything But the Burden, edited by Greg Tate, 68-80. Harlem Moon.

Edwards, Brent Hayes. 2001. "The Uses of Diaspora." Social Text 66, Vol. 19, no. 1: 45-73.

Kelley, Robin D. G. 2004. "How the West Was One: On the Uses and Limitations of Diaspora." In Jacqueline Bobo, Cynthia Hudley, and Claudine Michel (eds.), The Black Studies Reader, 41-46. New York: Routledge.


Lewis, Earl. 1995. "To Turn As on a Pivot: Writing African Americans into a History of Overlapping Diasporas." American Historical Review 100.3: 765-787.

Patterson, Tiffany Ruby and Robin D. G. Kelley. 2000. "Unfinished Migrations: Reflections on the African Diaspora and the Making of the Modern World." African Studies Review 43.1: 11-45.

Phillips, Caryl. 1994. "Introduction," "IV: Somewhere in England," "Epilogue" in Crossing the River, 1-2, 125-237. Harlem Moon.

Rux, Carl Hancock. 2003. "Eminem: The New White Negro." In Everything But the Burden, edited by Greg Tate, 15-38. Harlem Moon.


Scott, David. 2005. "Stuart Hall's Ethics." Small Axe 17: 1-16.

Scott, David. 1999. "The Archaeology of Black Memory: An Interview with Robert A. Hill." [Preface]Small Axe 5: 80-84.

Smedley, Audrey. 1999. "Some Theoretical Considerations." Chapter 1 in Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview, 13-36. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.


Smedley, Audrey. 1999. "The Arrival of Africans and Descent into Slavery." Chapter 5 in Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview, 91-113. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.


Smedley, Audrey. 1999. "Comparing Slave Systems: The Significance of 'Racial' Servitude." Chapter 6 in Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview, 114-149. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.


Stryker, Susan. 1999. Christine Jorgensen's Atom Bomb." In Playing Dolly: Technocultural Formations, Fantasies, and Fictions of Assisted Reproductions, 157-171. Rutgers University Press.

Pedagogy questions from Black Cultural Studies in the Diaspora roundtable, March 12, 2005