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Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present

Dixa Ramírez

Abstract

Colonial Phantoms argues that Dominican cultural expression from the late nineteenth century to the present day reveals the ghosted singularities of Dominican history and demographic composition. For centuries, the territory hosted a majority mixed-race free population whose negotiations with colonial power were deeply ambivalent. Disquieted by the predominating black freedom, Western discourses ghosted—mis-categorized or erased—the Dominican Republic from the most important global conversations and decisions of the 19th century. What kind of national culture do you create when leaders of the ... More

Keywords: Dominican Republic, Haiti, imperialism, colonialism, literature, nationalism, diaspora, migration, gender, race, ghosting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781479850457
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479850457.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dixa Ramírez, author
Brown University