The Cycle of Racial Oppression in Guyana

The Cycle of Racial Oppression in Guyana

By: Kean Gibson (author)Paperback

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This book is a description and analysis of racism in Guyana from the pre-colonial era to the present time. There has been oppression by Europeans, Africans and currently East Indians. The oppression, which has been motivated by human beings' primordial instinct of self-preservation, is the primary cause of the continuing underdevelopment of Guyana. The study argues that although all three ethnic groups have practiced oppression based on race, the differences between them lie in culture. Emphasis is placed on Hindu racism, which has been reconstituted in the context of Guyana and bears a similarity to Western racism. Both are based on the dualism of good and evil and thus both have similar pernicious consequences.

About Author

Kean Gibson is affiliated with the Department of Language, Linguistics & Literature at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.


Chapter 1 Acknowledgment Chapter 2 Chapter One: Rationale; Definition of Racism; Motivation for Oppression; Justification for Oppression Chapter 3 Chapter Two: Pre-Colonial Oppression; Colonial Racism and Political Opportunism Chapter 4 Chapter Three: Politics of Race Chapter 5 Chapter Four: Evaluation; Conclusion Chapter 6 Notes Chapter 7 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761824695
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 104
  • ID: 9780761824695
  • weight: 136
  • ISBN10: 0761824693

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