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Afropolitan projects : redefining Blackness, sexualities, and culture from Houston to Accra / Anima Adjepong.

Author/creator Adjepong, Anima author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2021]
Descriptionxii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Afropolitan Mentality in Houston -- The Christian American Afropolitan Project -- Accra's Afropolitan Vibe -- Afropolitan Politics in Accra -- Afropolitan Sexual Politics -- Afropolitan Racial Politics.
Abstract "In this comparative work of sociology, Adjepong examines the aspirations of a diverse group of Ghanaians who moved to the United States; those who returned to Ghana after years in the United States, Western Europe, or the United Kingdom; and those who have always made their lives in Ghana. In doing so, Adjepong provides a new way to understand how a select group of upwardly mobile Africans collectively and individually demonstrate their belonging as global citizens. The author takes care to place an emphasis on intersectionality, with a particular focus on sexuality, sexual politics, and popular culture, which opens up space for an engagement with African lives as complex and complicated--a correction to the simplistic Western view of Ghanaians and Africans writ large. Adjepong's examination of class-privileged Africans brings this understudied cohort to the forefront by acknowledging their experiences and, in turn, offers a more fully realized understanding of the diversity of African lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formebook version : 9781469665214
LCCN 2021009999
ISBN9781469665184 hardcover
ISBN1469665182 hardcover
ISBN9781469665191 paperback
ISBN1469665190 paperback
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book

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