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Visions and voices: A community materializes its past

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Date Issued:
2002
Summary:
The cultural construction of the past and the role it plays in the present have contributed to our understanding of our history and our culture. Expression and definition of cultural identity are important factors in this discussion and can depend on who is in control of the image and what drives their interest. In order to examine these issues, I explore the roles of authority, voice, and empowerment. I look at cultural representation as portrayed by the African American community of Delray Beach Florida through an oral history project and self-representation through exhibits and public performances. I have documented the processes involved as the community gains control over the conceptualization of its past and creates an identify in the present. This example shows how anthropology can play a role that broadens the message of complex histories by the inclusion of personal experiences.
Title: Visions and voices: A community materializes its past.
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Name(s): Stein, Nancy Carol.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Harris, Michael S., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2002
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 123 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The cultural construction of the past and the role it plays in the present have contributed to our understanding of our history and our culture. Expression and definition of cultural identity are important factors in this discussion and can depend on who is in control of the image and what drives their interest. In order to examine these issues, I explore the roles of authority, voice, and empowerment. I look at cultural representation as portrayed by the African American community of Delray Beach Florida through an oral history project and self-representation through exhibits and public performances. I have documented the processes involved as the community gains control over the conceptualization of its past and creates an identify in the present. This example shows how anthropology can play a role that broadens the message of complex histories by the inclusion of personal experiences.
Identifier: 9780493547480 (isbn), 12888 (digitool), FADT12888 (IID), fau:9762 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2002.
Subject(s): Visual anthropology
Oral history
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