Signs of Diaspora / Diaspora of Signs: Literacies, Creolization, and Vernacular Practice in African America
Oxford University Press, 1998 M07 30 - 304 páginas
Challenging monolithic approaches to culture and literacy, this book looks at the roots of African-American reading and writing from the perspective of vernacular activities and creolization. It shows that African-Americans, while readily mastering the conventions and canons of Euro-America, also drew on knowledge of their own to make an oppositional repertoire of signs and meanings. Distinct from conventional script literacy on the one hand, and oral culture on the other, these "creolized" vernacular practices include writing in charms, use of personal or nondecodable scripts, the strategic renunciation of reading and writing as communicative tools, and writing that is linked to divination, trance, and possession. Based on extensive ethnographic research in the Southeastern United States and the West Indies, Gundaker offers a complex portrait of the intersection of "outsider" conventions with "insider" knowledge and practice.
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2 Creolization Double Voicing Double Vision
3 African Scripts Graphic Practices and Contexts of Learning and Use
A Transatlantic Network
5 Narratives of Literacy Acquisition and Use
6 Alternative Modes of Participation with Text and Artifacts of Literacy
African American African American vernacular African and African alphabetic ambiguity Arabic associations Bible chapter church Claude Davis communication context conventional literacy conventional literate cosmogram creole creole languages creolization cross crossmark cultural DIASPO diaspora divination double vision double voicing emblems enslaved European American example FIGURE forms four-eyes sign function Georgia graphic practices graphic signs graphic systems grave Hyatt inscription interaction interpretation involve Jackson Jea's Jes-Us John John the Revelator knowledge Kongo language letter LITERACY ACQUISITION magic mark material messages metaphor Mississippi modes Muslim names narrative not-reading NOTES TO PAGES nsibidi obeah objects oral orientation participants performance plantation preacher Qur'an RA OF SIGNS Rawick reading and writing Rebecca Cox Jackson relationship religious revelation ritual Roman script slave speech spirit Spiritual Baptist syllabaries symbols talk Thompson tion tradition transatlantic Turner Vai script vernacular practices visual Vodou word
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