Mainstreaming African Diasporic Foodways When Academia Is Not Enough

Mainstreaming African Diasporic Foodways When Academia Is Not Enough
P Brunache
9/24/19 15:28
Transforming Anthropology
More than a decade after Britain’s bicentennial commemoration of the 1807 Abolition Act to end the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Scotland still struggles to reconcile her colonial past. Unlike in North America, historical archaeology centered on the history and legacy of the transatlantic slave trade is still highly marginalized in British academia. Furthermore, Scotland’s roles in slave‐based economies is only recently being considered a relevant area of historical studies. This paper emerges from my evolving perspective as a Black American scholar and resident in the United Kingdom, as I strive to create intellectual spaces in and outside of academia. Through civic engagement, I use my work on African diasporic foodways in the French Caribbean to link with a similar material basis of resistance in the British Caribbean and engage British audiences whose connections to Atlantic slavery are yet to be fully recognized.
https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/traa.12156
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