Free Shipping In the UK
Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State By Edited by Aviva Chomsky

Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State
by Edited by Aviva Chomsky

In Stock
£5.99
Brings together research on the social history of Central America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Only 1 left

Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State Summary


Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State: The Laboring Peoples of Central America and the Hispanic Caribbean by Edited by Aviva Chomsky

Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State brings together new research on the social history of Central America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Aviva Chomsky and Aldo A. Lauria Santiago have gathered both well-known and emerging scholars to demonstrate how the actions and ideas of rural workers, peasants, migrants, and women formed an integral part of the growth of the export economies of the era and to examine the underacknowledged impact such groups had on the shaping of national histories.
Responding to the fact that the more common, elite-centered "national" histories distort or erase the importance of gender, race, ethnicity, popular consciousness, and identity, contributors to this volume correct this imbalance by moving these previously overlooked issues to the center of historical research and analysis. In so doing, they describe how these marginalized working peoples of the Hispanic Caribbean Basin managed to remain centered on not only class-based issues but on a sense of community, a desire for dignity, and a struggle for access to resources. Individual essays include discussions of plantation justice in Guatemala, highland Indians in Nicaragua, the effects of foreign corporations in Costa Rica, coffee production in El Salvador, banana workers in Honduras, sexuality and working-class feminism in Puerto Rico, the Cuban sugar industry, agrarian reform in the Dominican Republic, and finally, potential directions for future research and historiography on Central America and the Caribbean.
This collection will have a wide audience among Caribbeanists and Central Americanists, as well as students of gender studies, and labor, social, Latin American, and agrarian history.

Contributors. Patricia Alvarenga, Barry Carr, Julie A. Charlip, Aviva Chomsky, Dario Euraque, Eileen Findlay, Cindy Forster, Jeffrey L. Gould, Lowell Gudmundson, Aldo A. Lauria Santiago, Francisco Scarano, Richard Turits

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in the UK
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State Reviews


"This collection gives us a much more nuanced view of labor in these regions than previously available. Using archives and oral history, the writers successfully break through the screen of elite-centered history into the world of the masses."-David McCreery, Georgia State University
"This volume does an exceptional job of bringing together in a single volume very substantial new research on working people and their history in the Hispanic Caribbean Basin."-Ralph Lee Woodward Jr., Tulane University

About Edited by Aviva Chomsky


Aviva Chomsky is Professor of History at Salem State College and author of West Indian Workers and the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica, 1870-1940.

Aldo A. Lauria Santiago is Assistant Professor of History at the College of the Holy Cross.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: Identity and Struggle in the History of the Hispanic Caribbean and Central America / Aldo Lauria-Santiago and Aviva Chomsky 1
Central America
"That a Poor Man Be Industrious": Coffee, Community, and Agrarian Capitalism in the Transformation of El Salvador's Ladino Peasantry, 1850-1900 / Aldo Lauria-Santiago 25
"Vana Ilusion": The Highlands Indians and the Myth of Nicaragua Mestiza, 1880-1925 / Jeffrey L. Gould 52
At Their Own Risk / Coffee Farmers and Debt in Nicaragua, 1870-1930 / Julia A. Charlip 94
Auxiliary Forces in the Shaping of the Repressive System: El Salvador, 1880-1930 / Patricia Alvarenga 122
The Banana Enclave, Nationalism, and mestizaje in Honduras, 1910s-1930s / Dario A. Euraque 151
Laborers and Smallholders in Costa Rica's Mining Communities, 1900-1940 / Aviva Chomsky 169
Reforging National Revolution: Campesino Labor Struggles in Guatemala, 1944-1954 / Cindy Forster 196
The Hispanic Caribbean
Free Love and Domesticity: Sexuality and the Shaping of Working-Class Feminism in Puerto Rico, 1900-1917 / Eileen J. Findlay 229
"Omnipotent and Omnipresent"? Labor Shortages, Worker Mobility, and Employer Control in the Cuban Sugar Industry, 1910-1934 / Barry Carr 260
The Foundations of Despotism: Agrarian Reform, Rural Transformation, and Peasant-State Compromise in Trujillo's Dominican Republic, 1930-1944 / Richard L. Turits 292
Conclusion: Imagining the Future of the Subaltern Past-Fragments of Race, Class, and Gender in Central America and the Hispanic Caribbean, 1850-1950 / Lowell Gudmundson and Francisco A. Scarano 335
Selected Bibliography 365
Index 385
Contributors 403

Additional information

GOR010200969
Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State: The Laboring Peoples of Central America and the Hispanic Caribbean by Edited by Aviva Chomsky
Edited by Aviva Chomsky
Comparative and International Working-Class History
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Duke University Press
1998-08-05
416
0822322188
9780822322184
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.