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Indigenous Resurgence in the Contemporary Caribbean: Amerindian Survival and Revival

Indigenous Resurgence in the Contemporary Caribbean: Amerindian Survival and Revival

by Maximilian C. Forte


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ISBN-13: 9780820474885
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 03/14/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

The Editor: Maximilian C. Forte is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Adelaide, Australia. In addition to articles in several journals, he is the author of Ruins of Absence, Presence of Caribs: (Post)Colonial Representations of Aboriginality in Trinidad and Tobago (2005). He serves as the current and founding editor of the Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink ( and KACIKE: The Journal of Caribbean Amerindian History and Anthropology (

Table of Contents

Contents: Maximilian C. Forte: Introduction: The Dual Absences of Extinction and Marginality - What Difference Does an Indigenous Presence Make? – José Barreiro: Taíno Survivals: Cacique Panchito, Caridad de los Indios, Cuba – Lynne Guitar/Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate/Jorge Estevez: Ocama-Daca Taíno (Hear Me, I Am Taíno): Taíno Survival on Hispaniola, Focusing on the Dominican Republic – Kelvin Smith: Placing the Carib Model Village: The Carib Territory and Dominican Tourism – Paul Twinn: Land Ownership and the Construction of Carib Identity in St. Vincent – Ricardo Bharath Hernandez/Maximilian C. Forte: «In This Place Where I Was Chief»: History and Ritual in the Maintenance and Retrieval of Traditions in the Carib Community of Arima, Trinidad – Janette Bulkan/Arif Bulkan: «These Forests Have Always Been Ours»: Official and Amerindian Discourses on Guyana’s Forest Estate – Fergus Mackay: Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Suriname: A Human Rights Perspective – Joseph O. Palacio: Cultural Identity among Rural Garifuna Migrants in Belize City, Belize – Gérard Collomb: Disputing Aboriginality: French Amerindians in European Guiana – Joseph O. Palacio: Looking at Ourselves in the Mirror: The Caribbean Organization of Indigenous Peoples (COIP) – José Barreiro: A Bridge for the Journey: Trajectory of the Indigenous Legacies of the Caribbean Encounters, 1997-2003 – Maximilian C. Forte: Searching for a Center in the Digital Ether: Notes on the Indigenous Caribbean Resurgence on the Internet – Arthur Einhorn: Conclusion. «Before, We Were Asleep: Now We Must Awake from Our Sleep and Move Forward».

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