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Title:Introduction: Out of Africa? 2
Author:Palmié, StephanISNI
Year:2007
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa
Volume:37
Issue:3
Pages:325-335
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:African culture
African identity
religion
diasporas
anthropology
epistemology
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/27594421.pdf
Abstract:This essay probes the epistemological conditions of possibility of African-Americanist anthropology. In particular, it highlights the problematic of definitions of units of analysis in the comparative logic on which this particular field of inquiry has long been based. Given the conceptual instability of the categories 'Africa' and 'America' discussed in the previous number of this special double issue, attention is given to how scholars variously became implicated in the creation of 'African horizons', and to potential ways in which past approaches might not only be opened up to 'symmetrical analyses', but in fact transcended. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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