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Navigating the African Diaspora: The Anthropology of Invisibility

Donald Martin Carter


Investigating how the fraught political economy of migration impacts people around the world, this book raises important issues about contemporary African diasporic movements. Developing the notion of the anthropology of invisibility, it explores the trope of navigation in social theory intent on understanding the lived experiences of transnational migrants. The book examines invisibility in its various forms, from social rejection and residential segregation to war memorials and the inability of some groups to represent themselves through popular culture, scholarship, or art. The pervasivenes ... More

Keywords: migration, African diasporic movements, social theory, Senegalese Muslims, Italy, United States, Darfurian refugees

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816647774
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816647774.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Martin Carter, author