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Institute of Social Studies, The Hague

Gender Negotiations among Indians in Trinidad 1917–1947

Authors: Mohammed, P.

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This book is about the struggles of female and male descendants of Indian indentured migrants in Trinidad in the first half of the twentieth century, each desiring to preserve some aspects of the gender system brought from India between 1845 and 1917, which were important to their continued definition of ethnic identity and community in Trinidad. At the same time the situation of migration allows for challenges to the caste system of Hinduism and, for women and some men, new opportunities to confront the more restricting aspect of Indian patriarchy which followed them across the seas from India.

About the authors

PATRICIA MOHAMMED is Head of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies at the University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. She has published extensively on gender and feminist studies and is co-editor of Gender in Caribbean Development and co-author with Althea Perkins of Caribbean Women at the Crossroads.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Mohammed, Patricia

  • Crossing the Black Water: From India to Trinidad, 1845–1917

    Pages 17-53

    Mohammed, Patricia

  • Gender in the Definition of Indian Identity in Trinidad

    Pages 54-91

    Mohammed, Patricia

  • Gender Dynamics in the Making of Community

    Pages 92-133

    Mohammed, Patricia

  • The Reconfiguration of Masculinity and Femininity: Negotiating with Myth and Symbols

    Pages 134-174

    Mohammed, Patricia

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  • ISBN 978-1-349-42745-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender Negotiations among Indians in Trinidad 1917–1947
Authors
Series Title
Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Institute of Social Studies
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-1416-3
DOI
10.1057/9781403914163
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-96278-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42745-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 319
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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