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Cultural Power, Resistance, and Pluralism: Colonial Guyana, 1838-1900 (Mcgill-Queen's Studies in Ethnic History, 22)

Moore, Brian L.

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Drawing on a wide range of historical, sociological, and anthropological theory and data, Moore describes and analyses the institutions, customs, and beliefs of Afro-Creole, Indian Bhojpuri, Portuguese Latin, Chinese Hua-Qiao, and Victorian Úlite subcultures that make up Guyanese society. He looks at the way British colonizers used their power to transform and submerge the cultures of other ethnic groups and establish their own cultural model as dominant, and he examines the efforts of the diverse subordinate groups to resist such cultural imperialism and retain aspects of their own traditional cultures. Moore argues that it is the intricate interplay of these conflicting and competing forces that determined the extent of sociocultural integration or pluralism that the society as a whole achieved. Cultural Power, Resistance, and Pluralism makes a significant contribution to Caribbean historiography and the study of multiracial societies.

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Brian L. Moore is Senior Lecturer in History, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. He has published several articles and books including Race, Power and Social Segmentation in Colonial Society and Cultural Power, Resistance and Pluralism: Guyana, 1838-1900. Patrick Bryan is Professor of History, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. His publications include The Jamaican People, 1880-1902 and Philanthropy and Social Welfare in Jamaica. Carl Campbell is Professor of History, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. Among his many publications are The Young Colonials: A Social History of Education in Trinidad and Tobago, 1834-1919 and Endless Education: Main Currents in the Educational System of Modern Trinidad and Tobago, 1939-1986. B. W. Higman is Professor, History Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of Slave Population and Economy in Jamaica, 1807-1834; Slave Populations of the British Caribbean, 1807-1834; Jamaica Surveyed; Montpelier, Jamaica; and Writing West Indian Histories.

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