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Banana fallout: class, color, and culture among West Indians in Costa Rica

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Purcell,Trevor W. (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
1993
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/0934934371
Published:
Los Angeles, CA: Center for Afro-American Studies, University of California
ISBN:
0934934371
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Social conditions, Latin America, Costa Rica, Limón (Costa Rica)
Notes:
Foreword by R.S. Bryce-Laporte., 197 p, Presents an anthropological analysis of the West Indians' adjustment in Costa Rica over a hundred-year period. The book also looks at the development of the inequality that occurred as Blacks, who initially saw themselves as superior to local Hispanics, later found themselves at the mercy of a Hispanic cultural hegemony. An important contribution to the anthropology of West Indians in the Caribbean's Hispanic borderlands, the book is rich in its observations on race, class, & mobility among West Indian immigrants & lays the foundation for comparison with other such immigrant communities in other areas of the Americas.