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Signs of Diaspora / Diaspora of Signs

Literacies, Creolization, and Vernacular Practice in African America

Signs of Diaspora / Diaspora of Signs( )
Author: Gundaker, Grey
Series title:Commonwealth Center Studies in American Culture
ISBN:978-0-19-510769-2
Publication Date:Jan 1998
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $220.00
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Challenging monolithic approaches to culture and literacy, Gerry Gundaker looks at the roots of African-American reading and writing from the perspective of vernacular activities and creolization. He 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. Through 95 vivid illustrations of objects ranging from stuffed Snoopy dolls andmailboxes to...
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