Construction and Representation of Race / Edition 1

Construction and Representation of Race / Edition 1

by Mervyn C. Alleyne
     
 

"The definition and evolution of the categories of race and ethnicity have long been debated among historians and scholars of social anthropology. Mervyn Alleyne's work examines how the meanings and values of race and ethnicity have been constructed historically and how they are represented symbolically, with particular focus on the Caribbean." Alleyne examines the… See more details below

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"The definition and evolution of the categories of race and ethnicity have long been debated among historians and scholars of social anthropology. Mervyn Alleyne's work examines how the meanings and values of race and ethnicity have been constructed historically and how they are represented symbolically, with particular focus on the Caribbean." Alleyne examines the historical development of these categories in Europe, in Asia and in Africa and then proceeds to an analysis of the Caribbean, with a focus on Puerto Rico, Martinique and Jamaica as three different modalities of race and ethnicity and three different colonial systems. Through a unique approach grounded in linguistic, ethnographic and historic analysis, Alleyne draws on a wide array of evidence to ultimately oppose the widely held notion that racial antagonism against black people is the consequence of New World slavery in the period following the "discovery" of the Americas in the late fifteenth century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789766401795
Publisher:
Longleaf Services
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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