East of Flatbush, North of Love


East of Flatbush, North of Love

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EST OF FLATBUSH, NORTH OF LOVE: AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF HOME

by Danielle Brown, PH.D.

The book is an ethnographic memoir that examines life growing up in the West Indian enclave of East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Much of the book centers around music, and it pays homage to a borough that is quickly changing under the specter of gentrification. Author and former Syracuse University professor Danielle Brown uses music to teach the reader about life in this immigrant community, as well as in her parents’ native Trinidad. Recalling the songs of her youth, especially the ones that her mother would sing to her, Brown employs music—from calypso to hip hop—as an educational tool to teach history and to illuminate how the legacy of colonialism and imperialism continues to impact people of color today.

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EST OF FLATBUSH, NORTH OF LOVE: AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF HOME

by Danielle Brown, PH.D.

The book is an ethnographic memoir that examines life growing up in the West Indian enclave of East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Much of the book centers around music, and it pays homage to a borough that is quickly changing under the specter of gentrification. Author and former Syracuse University professor Danielle Brown uses music to teach the reader about life in this immigrant community, as well as in her parents’ native Trinidad. Recalling the songs of her youth, especially the ones that her mother would sing to her, Brown employs music—from calypso to hip hop—as an educational tool to teach history and to illuminate how the legacy of colonialism and imperialism continues to impact people of color today.

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