The Cultural Work

by Corinna Campbell (Author)
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<P>How do people in an intensely multicultural city live alongside one another while maintaining clear boundaries? This question is at the core of The Cultural Work, which illustrates how the Maroons (descendants of escaped slaves) of Suriname and French Guiana, on the northern coast of South America, have used culture-representational performance to sustain their communities within Paramaribo, the capital. Focusing on three collectives known locally as "cultural groups," which specialize in the music and dance traditions of the Maroons, it marks a vital contribution to knowledge about the cultural map of the African diaspora in South America, Latin America, and the Caribbean.</P>

Publication date
March 17, 2020
Publisher
Collection
Page count
250
ISBN
9780819579560
Paper ISBN
9780819579546
File size
16 MB