The Resource The Dominican racial imaginary : surveying the landscape of race and nation in Hispaniola, Milagros Ricourt

The Dominican racial imaginary : surveying the landscape of race and nation in Hispaniola, Milagros Ricourt

Label
The Dominican racial imaginary : surveying the landscape of race and nation in Hispaniola
Title
The Dominican racial imaginary
Title remainder
surveying the landscape of race and nation in Hispaniola
Statement of responsibility
Milagros Ricourt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Dominican Racial Imaginary subverts the way of knowledge of Dominican elites by telling the stories of 'the forced delivered child.' This child (a blend of Africans, Tainos, and Spanish) fled to the mountains escaping the abuses of the colonizer and became an adult in maroon communities. This book takes a look at history as a space of interrogation. When and how did Africa become part of the Dominican racial mix? In renewing the past, rather than the imposed Indo-Hispanic racial homogenization narrative, we might see something more--the historical creation of a multiracial rainbow. The stories the child/adult tell about the slave traffic, anti-colonial movements, the division of the island, more anti-colonial revolutions, abolition, and renewal of colonial oppressions. These stories also tell about cultural constructions unique to the island and the formation of a subversive racial imaginary. Battles against the continuity of white supremacist values people cultural practices, and ways of knowing attest to this subverted imaginary. In telling the stories of women dancing under the spell of the snake, of youngsters in New York City wearing dreadlocks, of Dominican intellectuals and politicians searching for their true identity, of people creating cooperation at the Haitian-Dominican border, this book strongly argues that there is a nation of Dominicans battling against the continuity of white supremacist values"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
305.80097293
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1941.A1
LC item number
R53 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical Caribbean studies
Label
The Dominican racial imaginary : surveying the landscape of race and nation in Hispaniola, Milagros Ricourt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-181) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Border at the crossroad -- The Creolization of race -- Cimarrones : the seed of subversion -- Criollismo religioso -- Race, identity, and nation
Control code
ocn963608674
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 187 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813584492
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1hctn51
  • 970421
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35233990
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)963608674
  • jstor0813584493

Library Locations

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