"Have Some Respect! Black People Died Here!" The Politics of Modern Blackness at Cape Coast Castle

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Creator: 

Otto, Sarah

Date: 

2020

Abstract: 

My thesis explores the Politics of Modern Blackness at Cape Coast Castle in Ghana by analyzing how identity and belonging can be mapped on to monuments. I critically assess the relationship between dominant anti-black transnational discourses and the diverse way national black identities engage with this transnational anti-blackness through border thinking. I do this by analyzing the dominance of black Americans at the Cape Coast Castle diasporic section of the museum and by presenting the Ghanaian context that this dominance is situated in. My thesis ultimately demonstrates how black heterogeneity and black agency can be sustained in the context of transnational anti-blackness and domination.

Subject: 

Black Studies
Political Science
Economics

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Arts: 
M.A.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Political Economy

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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