ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
We thank, first of all, our many contributors and would-be contributors,
whohavebeenmorepatientthanitisreasonabletoaskorexpect.Dittofor
ReynoldsSmith,editorextraordinaire,SharonTorian,LeighAnneCouch,
and LynnWalterick.We also continue to be grateful to those manyother
scholars whose work anticipates, corroborates, complicates, and contem-
plates the genre and methods represented by this volume. We deeply ap-
preciatetheadviceandencouragementoftheanonymousreviewersofthis
manuscript.
Diane also thanks the College of Liberal Arts of the Universityof New
Hampshire for funding from the Richardson Fund of the Alumni Annual
Gifts Funds; the Center for the Humanities and Burt Feintuch, for addi-
tional funding; Dee-Ann Dickson and Stormy Gleason for technical sup-
port;andtheDepartmentofEnglish,includingespeciallyRochelleLieber,
Rachel Trubowitz, Brigitte Bailey,Tory Poulin, Lisa Feldman, Clare Sulli-
van, and Jennifer Dube, for various kinds of support. This book would
also not have been possiblewithout the support—emotional, intellectual,
and/or technical—of Brian and Abraham McWilliams, Martha Stoddard
Holmes,LynnBloom,SusanRosen,andSuzanneMacDonald.Thanksalso
to Jill Gussow.

Thefollowingselectionshaveappearedinotherbooksorjournals.Grateful
acknowledgmentismadetothepublishers,agents,andauthorsforpermis-
sion to reprint them here:
‘‘AlteredStates’’from In My Father’s House: Africa in the Philosophy of Cul-
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