The Cultural Politics of Sugar: Caribbean Slavery and by Keith A. Sandiford

By Keith A. Sandiford

With the growth of alternate and empire within the early sleek interval, the prestige of sugar replaced from dear rarity to renowned client commodity, and its actual and imagined houses functioned as valuable metaphors for the cultural wishes of West Indian Creoles. Sandiford's 2000 learn examines how the writings of six colonial West Indian authors discover those homes to publicise the industrial worth of the patron item, and to invent a metaphor for West Indian cultural wants. Sandiford defines this metaphorical flip as a trope of 'negotiation' which organises the constitution and content material of the narratives: his argument establishes the functionality of this trope as a resource of data concerning the creolised mind's eye, and approximately its social and political idealism. according to wide old wisdom of the interval in addition to postcolonial concept, this publication indicates the chances negotiation bargains within the means of restoration of West Indian highbrow history.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Cultural Politics of Sugar: Caribbean Slavery and Narratives of Colonialism (Cultural Margins) PDF

Similar anthropology books

Time in the Black Experience (Contributions in Afro-American & African Studies)

Within the first e-book which bargains fullyyt with the topic of time in Africa and the Black Diaspora, Adjaye provides ten severe case stories of chosen groups in Africa, the Caribbean, and the yank South. The essays hide a large spectrum of manifestations of temporal adventure, together with cosmological and genealogical time, actual and ecological cycles, time and worldview, social rhythm, agricultural and business time, and ancient approaches and attention.

Museums and Communities: Curators, Collections and Collaboration

This edited quantity significantly engages with modern scholarship on museums and their engagement with the groups they purport to serve and characterize. Foregrounding new curatorial ideas, it addresses an important hole within the on hand literature, exploring many of the advanced matters coming up from contemporary methods to collaboration among museums and their groups.

Sustaining Activism: A Brazilian Women’s Movement and a Father-Daughter Collaboration

In 1986, a bunch of younger Brazilian girls all started a stream to safe monetary rights for rural ladies and rework women's roles of their houses and groups. including activists around the state, they equipped a brand new democracy within the wake of an army dictatorship. In maintaining Activism, Jeffrey W.

Business Anthropology

Advances in know-how open the doorways for company growth and facilitate the production of advanced firms. it really is during this global that anthropological thoughts play a particular function. company anthropologists faucet numerous resources of knowledge by means of learning the folk in the association.

Extra resources for The Cultural Politics of Sugar: Caribbean Slavery and Narratives of Colonialism (Cultural Margins)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.44 of 5 – based on 12 votes