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Blackness in Latin America and the Caribbean, Volume 1 : Social Dynamics and Cultural Transformations: Central America and Northern and Western South America - Norman E. Whitten

Blackness in Latin America and the Caribbean, Volume 1

Social Dynamics and Cultural Transformations: Central America and Northern and Western South America

By: Norman E. Whitten (Editor), Arlene Torres (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd October 1998
ISBN: 9780253211934
Number Of Pages: 536

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"The chapters in these volumes excel in describing the diverse cultural responses of black populations to unique local and national contexts.... Whitten and Torres have produced a valuable collection destined to become a standard reference work on black cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean." -- American Anthropologist

To understand the meanings of "blackness" in the African diaspora, we must critically examine the paradigms that have emerged over the past five centuries out of Euroamerican racism and black liberation. These seminal volumes add immeasurably to our understanding of those paradigms and of the black experience in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Preface and Acknowledgments Part I: The Black Americas and the African Diaspora in the Late Twentieth Century Norman E. Whitten, Jr. and Arlene Torres, General Introduction To Forge the Future in the Fires of the Past: An Interpretive Essay on Racism, Domination, Resistance and Liberation Part II: Central America and the Northern South American Lowlands Chapter 1: Norman E. Whitten, Jr. and Arlene Torres, Introduction to Volume I: Central America, Northern, and Western South America Chapter 2: Norman E. Whitten, Jr. and Diego Quiroga, O... to rescue national dignityO: Blackness as a Quality of Nationalist Creativity in Ecuador Chapter 3: R. S. Bryce-Laporte Crisis, Contraculture, and Religion Among West Indians in the Panama Canal Zone Chapter 4: Philippe Bourgois The Black Diaspora in Costa Rica: Upward Mobility and Ethnic Discrimination Chapter 5: Virginia Kerns Structural Continuity in the Division of MenOs and WomenOs Work among the Black Carib (Gar'funa) [Belize] Chapter 6: Carol L. Jenkins Ritual and Resource Flow: The Gar'funa dugu Chapter 7: Norman E. Whitten, Jr. Ritual Enactment of Sex Roles in the Pacific Lowlands of Ecuador-Colombia Chapter 8: Nina S. de Friedeman Gold Mining and Descent: Gu'lmamb', Nari-o [Colombia] Chapter 9: Rebecca B. Bateman Africans and Indians: A Comparative Study of the Black Carib and Black Seminole [Honduras, Belize, Florida] Chapter 10: Berta P rez Pantera Negra: A Messianic Figure of Historical Resistance and Cultural Survival Among Maroon Descendants in Southern Venezuela Chapter 11: David M. Guss The Selling of San Juan: The Performance of History in an Afro-Venezuelan Community Chapter 12: Joel Streicker Policing Boundaries: Race, Class, and Gender in Cartagena, Colombia [Atlantic Coast, Colombia] Part III: The Andes Chapter 13: Peter Wade The Cultural Politics of Blackness in Colombia Chapter 14: Madeline Barbara L ons Stratification and Pluralism in the Bolivian Yungas Chapter 15: Kathleen Klumpp Black Traders of North Highland Ecuador Chapter 16: Peter Wade Medell'n: Working in the City Medell'n: Living in the City Chapter 17: Robert W. Templeman OWe Are of the Yungas, We Are the Saya Race:O Afro-Bolivian Music and the Emergence of the Black Movement in Bolivia Chapter 18: Michael Taussig Folk Healing and the Structure of Conquest in Southwest Colombia

ISBN: 9780253211934
ISBN-10: 025321193X
Series: Blacks in the Diaspora : Book 1
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 22nd October 1998
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.44  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.74