The Caribbean history provides a rich study of the different forms of labour systems that have historically marked the politics of the coloniser and the colonised. It further provides the basis for an essential study for discourses on colonialism and capitalism. This interdisciplinary volume bridges the gap between historiography and the present-day diasporic communities, which emerged from the slave trade and indenture. Through case studies from the Caribbean context, the volume demonstrates how the region’s historical labour mobility remains central to performances and negotiations of collective memory and identity.
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Farzana Gounder, Bridget Brereton, Jerome Egger and Hilde Neus
PART I: THE LEGACIES OF INDENTURE AND MIGRATION
1. The Legacy of Indian Indentureship in the Caribbean 1838-1920
2. Creative Industries: Our Legacies, Our Future
3. Shadowy Figures: Literary Representation of the Chinese in French-Caribbean Fiction
PART II: IDENTITY NEGOTIATIONS THROUGH MUSIC AND CUISINE
4. When the Music Soundin ‘Sweet’: Musical Instrument Construction, Performance Practice, and the Changing Aesthetics of Indian Trinidadian Tassa Drumming
5. Baithakgáná Semantics
6. Creolization and the Evolution of Indo-Trinidadian Cuisine
PART III: COLLECTIVE MEMORIES OF SLAVERY AND INDENTURE
7. Sitalpersad, a British Indian Interpreter in Colonial Suriname
8. Five Generations of a Surinamese Family 1873-2010: A Legacy
9. Emancipation and Arrival: How Emancipation Day and Indian Arrival Day have Shaped Ethnic Identities in Twenty-first Century Trinidad and Tobago