STRUGGLE FOR COMMON CAUSE? THE MEMORY OF THE EVENTS OF THE RECENT PAST AND MUTUAL PERCEPTION OF AFRICAN AMERICANS AND CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN MIGRANTS IN THE USA
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STRUGGLE FOR COMMON CAUSE? THE MEMORY OF THE EVENTS OF THE RECENT PAST AND MUTUAL PERCEPTION OF AFRICAN AMERICANS AND CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN MIGRANTS IN THE USA
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34-41
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African Americans and Africans do not form a single “Black community”. The relations between them are characterized by simultaneous mutual attraction and repulsion. Among reasons for this, an important part is played by those differences in their self-identification as communities, in construction of their own cultural tradition and in attitude to the other cultural tradition. Both are related to the reflection of the past in historical memory.Based on the evidence collected during fieldwork in2013 and 2014, the article discusses reflection in historical memory of African Americans and contemporary African migrants of important recent events in “Black American” and African history: the Civil Rights Movement of 1954-1968 in the US and the fall of the apartheid regime in South Africa in 1994.
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African migrants, African Americans, Civil Rights Movement, downfall of apartheid, historical memory, intercultural interaction
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01.07.2015
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