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Black, White, and Red: Communism and Anti-Colonialism in Alan Bush’s The Sugar Reapers

Joanna Bullivant

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The opera The Sugar Reapers (1962–5), by Alan Bush (1900–95), is doubly outside the communist bloc: the work of an English communist, set in the remote South American colony of British Guiana. Yet ... More


Guyana: Invented Traditions

Paul Younger

in New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In Guyana, the plantation owners were largely absentee capitalists, and the former slaves, who had no other livelihood available, simply moved into settlements beside the plantations and continued to ... More


The Mana Colony

Sarah A. Curtis

in Civilizing Habits: Women Missionaries and the Revival of French Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394184
eISBN:
9780199866595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394184.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the formation of a mission in Mana, French Guiana, run by the SSJC under Javouhey's direction. First intended as a settlement for French immigrants, this colony was transformed ... More


Reconstructing Reality: Conspiracy Theories about Jonestown

Rebecca Moore

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This essay examines the conspiracy theories that have emerged to explain the mass murder-suicides of People’s Temple members in Jonestown, Guyana, in November 1978. These theories fall into three ... More


Evolution of Environmental Practice During Exploration at the Camp Caiman Gold Project in French Guiana

Frederick T. Graybeal

in Footprints in the Jungle: Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125788
eISBN:
9780199832927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195125789.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the Camp Caiman gold project in French Guiana. Topics include the increased role of local communities and NGOs in bringing environmental problems to the attention of ... More


Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Vibert C. "Cambridge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book is the first in-depth study of Guyanese musical life. It is also a detailed description of the social, economic, and political conditions that have encouraged and sometimes discouraged ... More


The British West Indies

Charles O.H. Parkinson

in Bills of Rights and Decolonization: The Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain's Overseas Territories

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231935
eISBN:
9780191716157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231935.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

During independence negotiations in British Guiana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, the debate about bills of rights did not focus on the merits of bills of rights in protecting the rights of ... More


The Desi Diaspora: Politics, Protest, and Nationalism

Vijay Prashad

in India and the British Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199259885
eISBN:
9780191744587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259885.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

Over the course of the past two centuries, millions of people from the South Asian subcontinent moved to the continents of the world. Unlike earlier migrants, Indians who formed part of this more ... More


Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Richard Price

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Thirty-five years into his research among the descendants of rebel slaves living in the South American rain forest, the author of this book encountered Tooy, a priest, philosopher, and healer living ... More


Brothers in the Slave Trade

Peter Earle

in The Earles of Liverpool: A Georgian Merchant Dynasty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381731
eISBN:
9781781382301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381731.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter and the next describe the partnership of Thomas and William, the sons of William Earle senior, who inherited both the slave-trading business of their father and the Italian business of ... More


New Horizons

Peter Earle

in The Earles of Liverpool: A Georgian Merchant Dynasty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381731
eISBN:
9781781382301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381731.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The end of trade with Livorno and the slave trade forced the Earle brothers to reduce their involvement in trade overall while seeking new specializations, such as the import of cotton from Guiana ... More


Major Biogeographic and Phylogenetic Patterns

James S. Albert, Paulo Petry, and Roberto E. Reis

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter summarizes the major patterns of biodiversity and biogeography in Neotropical freshwaters. It describes latitudinal and altitudinal gradients in species richness and species-area ... More


The Margin of the Future

Peter Redfield

in Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219847
eISBN:
9780520923423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219847.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter gives a striking account of an affable French businessman, Georges, who, because of family connections, had been invited to indulge in his passion for space at the center of French ... More


Night of the Cats 06212000

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the presence of the many cats in the house of Tooy in Cayenne, French Guiana. Tooy and his assistants are always driving the cats away but they keep coming back. They do not ... More


Enstoolment 06302001

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses Tooy's enstoolment as the first Saramaka captain of Cayenne, French Guiana on June 30, 2001. It describes the enstoolment celebration and Tooy's admission that he was worried ... More


‘Not Equatorial black, not Mediterranean white’: Denis Williams's Other Leopards

John Thieme

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

Post‐Bernal debates about the extent to which classical Greek culture was informed by Afroasiatic elements are interestingly mirrored in revisionist accounts of the genealogies of Caribbean cultures. ... More


The Pink House 05081986/06071997

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter describes the bright-pink concrete house of Kaluse, Tooy's assistant in healing. The house is located in one of the rougher neighborhoods of Cayenne, French Guiana and the backyard ... More


Palimpsests 1604/1837/1841/1863/2001

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0025
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the history of Mama Dimanche in the French Guiana. It explains that Mama Dimanche was once a Wenti site commemorated each year by Saramakas and the site of two separate ... More


New Imperialism and Domestic Agitations

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explains how five governors ruled British Guiana between 1900 and 1920, and how the responses of these proconsuls to the colony's complex set of challenges influenced Guyana's economic, ... More


Public Spectacles: 1931–1940

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter demonstrates how the period between 1931 and 1940 was pervaded with a number of state-funded public entertainments that were organized to celebrate key events in the colony's history, or ... More


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