Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

In Search of a National Identity: Creole and Politics in Guadaloupe [Paperback]

Our Price $ 39.76  
Retail Value $ 56.80  
You Save $ 17.04  (30%)  
Item Number 216365  
Buy New $39.76
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for In Search of a National Identity: Creole and Politics in Guadaloupe by Ellen M. Schnepel...

Guadeloupe (as well as Martinique, Guyane, and Runion) is one of the former colonies of France that chose to remain tied to the mother country rather than seek independence following World War II. Through the 1946 law of political assimilation, these territories became dpartements d'outre-mer. Departmentalization, however, failed to bring about full social and economic equality. As political integration increased economic and commercial dependency on the metropole, the pressure of homogenization to the French model precipitated the loss of cultural autonomy.
In the 1960s, an anticolonialist movement pushing for a change in political status appeared in Guadeoupe. The nationalist movement was rejuvenated in the 1970s by the selection of the Creole language as a symbol of political and cultural resistance to assimilation, conduit and container of an alternate ideology, and emblem of Guadeloupean identity and island specificity. With this resurgence of interest in kryl, a proliferation of associations, groups, and individuals became actively engaged in research and efforts to standardize and develop the language and to popularize its use in new public domains.
This case study of the mouvement crole in Guadeloupe analyzes three key sites of conflict - the school, the media, and the political process - in relation to the local, regional, and national levels that structure these arenas. While the monograph is important in illuminating a new concept of identity for the region, the work singles out key differences between the Creole movement in Guadeloupe and its counterpoint, crolit, in Martinique. Both succeeded the earlier formulations of difference in the French Antilles - ngritude and antillanit. The study is especially relevant in light of the current and very polemical debate concerning the introduction of an exam for Creole (the CAPES crole) in 2001 for secondary school teachers in France and in the four overseas departments. This educational directive was a response to the demand that Creole receive equal status with the other regional languages (e.g. Occitan, Breton, Basque) in France.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   314
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 7, 2004
Publisher   University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN  3875483243  
ISBN13  9783875483246  

Availability  0 units.

More About Ellen M. Schnepel

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! The author is an independent scholar and Research Fellow at the Research Institute for the Study of Man (RISM) in New York City. With a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University, she has conducted research in the French West Indies, Mauritius, and Andorra on language, nationalism, ethnic identity, and gender relations. She co-edited a special issue of "The International Journal of the Sociology of Language" dedicated to "Creole Movements in the Francophone Orbit" (1993). She is currently undertaking empirical research in the field of medical anthropology on Haitians in New York City.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History > Americas > Central America > General
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Anthropology > Cultural
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > General

Reviews - What do customers think about In Search of a National Identity: Creole and Politics in Guadaloupe?

Be the first to write a review about In Search of a National Identity: Creole and Politics in Guadaloupe

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding In Search of a National Identity: Creole and Politics in Guadaloupe

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy