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

Author/Creator:
Ricourt, Milagros, 1960- author.
Publication:
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
x, 187 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series:
Critical Caribbean studies.
Critical Caribbean studies
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Subjects:
Dominican Republic -- Race relations -- History.
Racism -- Dominican Republic -- History.
Ethnicity -- Dominican Republic -- History.
Nationalism -- Dominican Republic -- History.
Blacks -- Dominican Republic -- History.
Creoles -- Dominican Republic -- History.
Cultural pluralism -- Dominican Republic -- History.
Anti-racism -- Dominican Republic -- History.
Dominican Republic -- Social life and customs.
Dominican Republic -- Social conditions.
Anti-racism.
Blacks.
Creoles.
Cultural pluralism.
Ethnicity.
Manners and customs.
Nationalism.
Race relations.
Racism.
Social conditions.
Dominican Republic.
Form/Genre:
History.
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.
Contents:
Introduction
Border at the crossroad
The Creolization of race
Cimarrones : the seed of subversion
Criollismo religioso
Race, identity, and nation.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-181) and index.
ISBN:
9780813584485
0813584485
9780813584478
0813584477
9780813584492
9780813584508
OCLC:
946076077