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Palgrave Macmillan

Suriname in the Long Twentieth Century

Domination, Contestation, Globalization

ISBN 9781137360120
Publication Date December 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Despite its modest size, the South American republic of Suriname is today the site of many distinctive processes of globalization, including mass immigration and emigration, re-democratization, widening income gaps, drug trafficking, and increasing diversity. Whereas past historical analyses of this remarkable nation have been largely preoccupied with ethnicity, this intersectional study teases out the complex relationships among class, gender, and ethnic identity over the course of Suriname's modern history, from the capital city of Paramaribo to the country's resource-rich rainforest. Author Rosemarijn Hoefte also places Suriname's history within a global and regional context, exploring both its South American and its Caribbean dimensions.

Rosemarijn Hoefte is Senior Researcher and coordinator of the Caribbean Expert Center at KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies in Leiden, the Netherlands. Her previous publications include (with Lisa Djasmadi & Hariëtte Mingoen) Migratie en cultureel erfgoed: Verhalen van Javanen in Suriname, Indonesië en Nederland (2010), (with Peter Meel & Hans Renders eds) Tropenlevens: De [post]koloniale biografie (2008), (with co-editor Peter Meel) Twentieth-Century Suriname: Continuities and Discontinuities in a New World Society (2001), and In Place of Slavery: A Social History of British Indian and Javanese Laborers in Suriname (1998).

1. Setting the Scene: The Culture of Late Colonial Capitalism, 1900-1940

2. The Growing Role of the State in Colonial Society

3. Discontent, Protest, and Repression in the 1930s

4. Resetting the Scene: Developments, 1940-1975

5. Bauxite Mining in Moengo: Remnants of the Past and Signs of Modernity

6. Economic Collapse, Social Dislocation, and the Military Regime

7. The Development of Paramaribo in the Second Half of the Century

8. Leaving the Scene: A New Century


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