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Synopsis: The definition and evolution of the categories of race and ethnicity have long been debated among historians and scholars of social anthropology. This book examines how the meanings and values of race and ethnicity have been constructed historically and how they are represented symbolically, with particular focus on the Caribbean Mervyn Alleyne examines the historical development of these categories in Europe, in Asia and in Africa and then proceeds to an in-depth analysis of the Caribbean, with a focus on Puerto Rico, Martinique and Jamaica as three different modalities of race and ethnicity and three different colonial systems. Through a unique approach grounded in linguistic, ethnographic and historic analysis, Alleyne draws on a wide array of evidence to ultimately oppose the widely held notion that racial antagonism against black people is the consequence of New World slavery in the period following the "discovery" of the Americas in the late fifteenth century. Of particular interest to academic audiences in history, linguistics, African American and ethnic studies, sociology and anthropology, this book also appeals to general readers interested in issues of race, ethnicity, and the historical experience of Africans and African-descended peoples.
About the Author: Mervyn C. Alleyne is Professor, Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.
Title: The Construction and Representation of Race ...
Publisher: University of the West Indies Press
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Book Description University of the West Indies Press. Condition: Very Good. Minimal wear to cover. Pages clean and binding tight. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # FG9-00366
Book Description University of the West Indies, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P029766401144
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Book Description University of the West Indies Press, USA, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. University of the West Indies Press, 2002. First Edition. Hard cover. 266pp. Book Condition:Near Fine. Dust jacket: shows more signs of ownership: very clean, no tears, but ever so slightly creased around top rear edge. For some reason all other listings via homebase ISBN Lookup quoted '400 pages.' I can assure you: there are 266 pages numbered plus a dozen or so more of preface and endpapers. How definitions of race and ethnicity have been constructed, with particular focus on the Caribbean.Selling books since 1999, all proceeds help fund LOROS Charity Hospice. Seller Inventory # 000025