Race, Power and Social Segmentation in Colonial Society
Guyana After Slavery, 1838–1891
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Race, Power and Social Segmentation in Colonial Society (1987) studies Guyanese society after slavery and specifically examines the area of social classes and ethnic groups. It also focuses on the theoretical issues in the debate on pluralism versus stratification and provides a detailed interdisciplinary analysis of the process of structural change in a composite colonial society over a significantly long historical period – over half a century.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Historical and Theoretical Background 1. Plantation Societies, Pluralism and Social Stratification 2. The Plantation System and the Challenge of Emancipation Part 2. White Minority Dominance 3. Colonial Politics and the Institutionalization of Planter Hegemony 4. Race and Imperialism in the Colonial Polity Part 3. The Blacks and Coloureds in Society 5. The Political Subordination of the Black Villages 6. Second Class Subjects: The Socio-Economic Status of the Blacks and Coloureds Part 4. The Incorporation of Immigrants 7. Secondary Colonists: The Rise of the Portuguese Immigrants 8. The Subjugation of the Indian and Chinese Immigrants Part 5. The Organization and Structure of the Total Society 9. The Stability and Unity of the Society: Consensus or Coercion 10. Conclusion: Race, Power and Social Segmentation
Brian L. Moore