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Estudos Afro-Asiáticos

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PRICE, Richard. The miracle of blackening: retrospective . Estud. afro-asiát. [online]. 2003, vol.25, n.3, pp. 383-419. ISSN 0101-546X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-546X2003000300002.

In this essay, the author develops ideas originally shown in 1973, in O Nascimento da Cultura Afro-Americana, in which the author proposes an interpretation of the original African-American cultural forms, determined by the plantation societies context. And it also tries to answer some critics directed to the model developed in this book. The critics might be associated to the prevailing "discursive turning-point" in recent studies. On the other hand, the critics can be related to an interpretation engaged in the African-American past, nurtured by the theories that believe in Africa as the center of all ("African-centrists") or by critics of the white supremacy and the theory that believes in Europe as the center of all ("European-centrists")

Keywords : African-American; blackening; Negro; Afrocentrism; Eurocentrism; plantation societies.

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