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History, Power, and Identity: Ethnogenesis in the Americas, 1492-1992


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For the past five centuries, indigenous and African American communities throughout the Americas have sought to maintain and recreate enduring identities under conditions of radical change and discontinuity. The essays in this groundbreaking volume document this cultural activity—this ethnogenesis—within and against the broader contexts of domination; the authors simultaneously encompass the entanglements of local communities in the webs of national and global power relations as well as people's unique abilities to gain control over their history and identity.

By defining ethnogenesis as the synthesis of people's cultural and political struggles, History, Power, and Identity breaks out of the implicit contrast between isolated local cultures and dynamic global history. From the northeastern plains of North America to Amazonia, colonial and independent states in the Americas interacted with vast multilingual and multicultural networks, resulting in the historical emergence of new ethnic identities and the disappearance of many earlier ones. The importance of African, indigenous American, and European religions, myths, and symbols, as historical cornerstones in the building of new ethnic identities, emerges as one of the central themes of this convincing collection.


Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-265) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ethnogenesis in the Americas, 1492-1992

Jonathan D. Hill

Ethnogenesis and Ethnocide in the European Occupation

of Native Surinam, 1499-1691

Neil Lancelot Whitehead

Remnants, Renegades, and Runaways: Seminole

Ethnogenesis Reconsidered

Richard A. Sattler

Ethnogenesis in the South Plains: Jumano to Kiowa?

Nancy P. Hickerson

Changing Patterns of Ethnicity in the Northeastern

Plains, 1780-1870

Patricia C. Albers

Ethnogenesis in the Guianas and Jamaica:

Two Maroon Cases

Kenneth Bilby

Ethnogenesis in the Northwest Amazon:

An Emerging Regional Picture

Jonathan D. Hill

Fighting in a Different Way: Indigenous Resistance

through the Alleluia Religion of Guyana

Susan K. Staats

Cimarrones, Theater, and the State

David M. Guss

The Ucuadorian Levantamiento Indigena of 1990

and the Epitomizing Symbol of 1992: Reflections

on Nationalism, Ethnic-Bloc Formation, and Racialist Ideologies

Norman E. Whitten, Jr.

Product Details

Hill, Jonathan D.
University of Iowa Press
Hill, Jonathan D.
Hill, Jonathan D.
Iowa City :
Anthropology - Cultural
Ethnic relations
Ethnic groups
Ethnicity -- America.
Ethnic groups -- America.
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Series Volume:
no. 315
Publication Date:
3 photos, 10 maps, 5 figures
9 x 6 x 1 in

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