Paradise Overseas: The Dutch Caribbean - Colonialism and Its Transatlantic Legacies - Warwick University Caribbean Studies (Paperback)Gert Oostindie (editor)
Paperback 216 Pages / Published: 06/05/2005
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"Paradise Overseas" presents a tour around the main themes of Dutch Caribbean history and its contemporary legacies. Drawing on wide expertise in Caribbean and Latin American studies, Gert Oostindie strongly posits a refreshing analysis of the Dutch Caribbean in a comparative framework which will be of interest to historians, anthropologists and political scientists alike. Rather than aiming at a comprehensive narrative, he offers a thematic discussion of topics such as the contrasts between Dutch colonization in the Americas and Asia; African slavery, Asian indentured labour and the shaping of plural societies in the Dutch Caribbean; the major contrasts between and within the six Antillean islands and Suriname; the different trajectories of decolonisation and their subsequent costs and benefits; and the changing significance of ethnicity and national identity both in the Dutch Caribbean and its diaspora.
Publisher: Macmillan Education
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 275 g
Dimensions: 216 x 137 x 13 mm
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