The Resource Shipwrecked identities : navigating race on Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast, Baron L. Pineda

Shipwrecked identities : navigating race on Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast, Baron L. Pineda

Label
Shipwrecked identities : navigating race on Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast
Title
Shipwrecked identities
Title remainder
navigating race on Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast
Statement of responsibility
Baron L. Pineda
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Global identity politics rest heavily on notions of ethnicity and authenticity, especially in contexts where indigenous identity becomes a basis for claims of social and economic justice. In contemporary Latin America there is a resurgence of indigenous claims for cultural and political autonomy and for the benefits of economic development. Yet these identities have often been taken for granted. In this historical ethnography, Baron L. Pineda traces the history of the port town of Bilwi, now known officially as Puerto Cabezas, on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua to explore the development, transformation, and function of racial categories in this region over time. From the English colonial period, through the Sandanista conflict of the 1980s, to the aftermath of the Contra War, Pineda shows how powerful outside actors, as well as Nicaraguans, have made efforts to influence notions about African and Black identity among the Miskito Indians, Afro-Nicaraguan Creole, and Mestizos in the region. In the process, he provides insight into the causes and meaning of social movements and political turmoil.; "Shipwrecked Identities" also includes important critical analysis of the role of anthropologists and other North American scholars in the Contra-Sandinista conflict, as well as the ways these scholars have defined ethnic identities in Latin America. As the indigenous people of the Mosquito Coast continue to negotiate the effects of a long history of contested ethnic and racial identity, this book takes an important step in questioning the origins, legitimacy, and consequences of such claims
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.897/882
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1525.3.E74
LC item number
P56 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Shipwrecked identities : navigating race on Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast, Baron L. Pineda
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-268) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The setting -- Nicaragua's two coasts -- From Bilwi to Puerto Cabezas : Mestizo nationalism in the age of agro-industry -- Company time -- Neighborhoods and official ethnicity -- Costeño warriors and contra rebels : nature, culture, and ethnic conflict -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm76884927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 280 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813538143
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jxf68
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24348478
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)76884927
  • jstoro0813538130
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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