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Suriname in the Long Twentieth Century

Domination, Contestation, Globalization

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Rosemarijn Hoefte
    Pages 1-26
  3. Rosemarijn Hoefte
    Pages 69-90
  4. Rosemarijn Hoefte
    Pages 91-112
  5. Rosemarijn Hoefte
    Pages 187-218
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-294

About this book


Despite its modest size, the republic of Suriname is today the site of many distinctive processes of globalization. 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.


20th century capitalism culture gender globalization history history of literature identity Modern History society twentieth century

About the authors

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).

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