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Author Pineda, Baron L., 1967-

Title Shipwrecked identities : navigating race on Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast / Baron L. Pineda.

Publication Info. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2006]


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Description 1 online resource (vii, 280 pages) : map
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-268) and index.
Contents The setting -- Nicaragua's two coasts -- From Bilwi to Puerto Cabezas : Mestizo nationalism in the age of agro-industry -- Company time -- Neighborhoods and official ethnicity -- Costeño warriors and contra rebels : nature, culture, and ethnic conflict -- Conclusion.
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Summary Global identity politics rest heavily on notions of ethnicity and authenticity, especially in contexts where indigenous identity becomes a basis for claims of social and economic justice. In contemporary Latin America there is a resurgence of indigenous claims for cultural and political autonomy and for the benefits of economic development. Yet these identities have often been taken for granted. In this historical ethnography, Baron L. Pineda traces the history of the port town of Bilwi, now known officially as Puerto Cabezas, on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua to explore the development, transformation, and function of racial categories in this region over time. From the English colonial period, through the Sandanista conflict of the 1980s, to the aftermath of the Contra War, Pineda shows how powerful outside actors, as well as Nicaraguans, have made efforts to influence notions about African and Black identity among the Miskito Indians, Afro-Nicaraguan Creole, and Mestizos in the region. In the process, he provides insight into the causes and meaning of social movements and political turmoil.; "Shipwrecked Identities" also includes important critical analysis of the role of anthropologists and other North American scholars in the Contra-Sandinista conflict, as well as the ways these scholars have defined ethnic identities in Latin America. As the indigenous people of the Mosquito Coast continue to negotiate the effects of a long history of contested ethnic and racial identity, this book takes an important step in questioning the origins, legitimacy, and consequences of such claims.
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Subject Indians of Central America -- Nicaragua -- Ethnic identity.
Indians of Central America -- Urban residence -- Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras)
Indians of Central America -- Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras) -- Social conditions.
Indigenous peoples -- Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras) -- Ethnic identity.
Indigenous peoples -- Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras) -- Social conditions.
Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras) -- Race relations.
Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras) -- Social conditions.
Indians of Central America -- Ethnic identity. (OCoLC)fst00969451
Indians of Central America -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00969500
Indians of Central America -- Urban residence. (OCoLC)fst00969508
Indigenous peoples -- Ethnic identity. (OCoLC)fst00970230
Indigenous peoples -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00970256
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Central America -- Mosquitia. (OCoLC)fst01310122
Nicaragua. (OCoLC)fst01228307
Ethnische Identität.
Electronic books.
Chronological Term Geschichte 1980-2006
Other Form: Print version: Pineda, Baron L., 1967- Shipwrecked identities. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2006 0813538130 0813538149 (DLC) 2005019946 (OCoLC)61115484
ISBN 1429416300 (electronic bk.)
9781429416306 (electronic bk.)
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