Blackness in Latin America and the Caribbean, Volume 2

Blackness in Latin America and the Caribbean, Volume 2 : Social Dynamics and Cultural Transformations: Eastern South America and the Caribbean

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If we are to understand the meanings of "blackness" in the African diaspora and elsewhere, we must critically examine the paradigms that have emerged from Euro-American racism and black liberation over the past five centuries. So argue the editors of these foundational volumes, which add immeasurably to our understanding of black experiences in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. In their introduction to this extensive collection, the editors discuss historical forces and provide a critical, interpretive theory of structures of domination and processes of liberation in the Black Americas. By dealing with racialist concepts from the dual standpoints of nation-state and ethnic bloc, they clarify many issues of cultural representation and social identity in Latin America and the more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 35.6mm | 793.8g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253211948
  • 9780253211941

About Norman E. Whitten

Arlene Torres is Assistant Professor of Anthropology. She is affiliated with Afro-American Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Latina/Latino Studies Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She serves on the editorial board of the Afro-Latin American Research Association. Torres has conducted extensive field research in Puerto Rico and Barbados.Norman E. Whitten, Jr. is Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies and Affiliate of Afro-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His publications include Black Frontiersmen: Afro-American Culture of Ecuador and Colombia; Sacha Runa: Ethnicity and Adaptation of Ecuadorian Jungle Quichua; Cultural Transformations and Ethnicity in Modern Ecuador; and Sicuanga Runa: The Other Side of Development in Amazonian more

Table of contents

Preface and AcknowledgmentsPart I: The Black Americas and the African Diaspora in the Late Twentieth CenturyNorman E. Whitten, Jr and Arlene Torres, General IntroductionTo Forge the Future in the Fires of the Past: An Interpretive Essay on Racism, Domination, Resistance and LiberationPart II: Eastern South AmericaChapter 1: Arlene Torres and Norman E. Whitten, Jr.Introduction to Volume II: Eastern South America and the CaribbeanChapter 2: Michael MitchellBlacks and the Abertura Democratica [Brazil]Chapter 3: Florestan FernandezThe Negro Problem in a Class Society, 1951-1960 [Brazil]Chapter 4: Ralph C. GomesRace, Class, and Politics in Guyana: The Role of the Power Elites [Guyana]Chapter 5: Leo A. DespresEthnicity and Resource Competition in Guyanese Society [Guyana]Chapter 6: Lee DrummondThe Cultural Continuum: A Theory of Intersystems [Guyana]Chapter 7: B. Edward PierceThe Historical Context of Nengre Kinship and Residence: Ethnohistory of the Family Organization of Lower Status Creoles in Paramaribo [Suriname]Chapter 8: Sally PriceSexism and the Construction of Reality: An Afro-American Example [Suriname]Chapter 9: Margaret Thompson DrewalDancing for Ogun in Yorubaland and in BrazilPart III: The CaribbeanChapter 10: Arlene TorresLa gran familia puertorriquena `ej prieta de belda' The Great Puerto Rican Family is Really Really Black Chapter 11: M. G. SmithStratification in GrenadaChapter 12: Douglas MidgettWest Indian Version: Literature, History, and Identity [Grenada]Chapter 13: John StewartStick Song [Trinidad]Chapter 14: Bonham C. RichardsonThe Contemporary Migration Cultures at St. Kitts and NevisChapter 15: Kevin A. YelvingtonGender and Ethnicity at Work in a Trinidadian FactoryChapter 16: Faye V. HarrisonWomen in Jamaica's Urban Informal Economy: Insights from a Kingston SlumChapter 17: Diane J. Aushow more