Does Yoruba culture exist, and if so, where and when is it located in West Africa and the Americas? This is the question posed in the introduction, which argues for a critically reformulated culture concept that accounts for Yoruba-Atlantic trajectories without reifying culture as a fixed tablet of tradition. Yoruba culture should be neither essentialized nor disavowed as the source of its New World manifestations. Rather it can be reformulated as a regenerative framework that was not merely produced by historical actors, but shaped New World Creole societies in significant ways.
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