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Africa in Europe and Europe in Africa

Reassessing the Cultural Legacy

Edited By Yolanda Aixelà-Cabré

This book studies the Afro-European and Euro-African past and present from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. It addresses Africa as a whole, eschewing historical divisions between North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Its content exemplifies the extent to which the histories of Europe and Africa are intertwined, and the way European sources are usually privileged in the writing of historical accounts of cross-cultural encounters. Using post/decolonial studies, the authors' point of view is based on anthropology, history, ethnomusicology, and film and literary studies. The authors argue that mutual experiences and imaginations have affected how cultural heritage and legacy are conceived and thought of, as well as memories and sociopolitical experiences. The aim is to establish and encourage a broader knowledge of Africa–Europe and Europe–Africa encounters, incorporating case studies of Euro-African and Afro-European legacies. The final goal is to favour a more relational point of view by comparing Euro-African and Afro-European realities.

Yolanda Aixelà-Cabré: Africa in Europe, Europe in Africa: Introduction – Euro-African Memories – Daniela Merolla: Sharing Memories of Global Encounters – Yolanda Aixelà-Cabré: Memories of Segregation, Racism, Gender and Naming – Africa–Europe and Europe–Africa Cultural Heritage – Bernhard Bleibinger: How Africa Was Imagined Musically in Europe – Jan Küver: European Footsteps in the Land of the Chief – Afro-European Sociopolitical Experiences – Cristina Enguita-Fernàndez: Understanding Ethnicity as Positional – YoussefAkmir: The Case of Spain and Its Policy of Attraction – List of Contributors – Index.