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Stains on My Name, War in My Veins: Guyana and the Politics of Cultural Struggle

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Burdened with a heritage of both Spanish and British colonization and imperialism, Guyana is today caught between its colonial past, its efforts to achieve the consciousness of nationhood, and the need of its diverse subgroups to maintain their own identity. Stains on My Name, War in My Veins chronicles the complex struggles of the citizens of Guyana to form a unified national culture against the pulls of ethnic, religious, and class identities.

Drawing on oral histories and a close study of daily life in rural Guyana, Brackette E. Williams examines how and why individuals and groups in their quest for recognition as a “nation” reproduce ethnic chauvinism, racial stereotyping, and religious bigotry. By placing her ethnographic study in a broader historical context, the author develops a theoretical understanding of the relations among various dimensions of personal identity in the process of nation building.

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Drawing on oral histories and a close study of daily life in Guyana, Williams (anthropology, Queens College, New York) chronicles the complex struggles of the citizens of Guyana to form a national culture against the pulls of ethnic, racial, religious, and class identities.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780822311195
Author:
Williams, Brackette F.
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Author:
Williams
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Pluralism (social sciences)
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Guyana Civilization 20th century.
Subject:
Cultural pluralism - Guyana - History -
Subject:
South America
Subject:
World History-South America
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19910431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
343
Dimensions:
9 x 5.88 in

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History and Social Science » Latin America » Guyana and Surinam
History and Social Science » Politics » General
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History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
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