The Politics of Racist Hegemony in Trinidad and Tobago

by Daurius Figueira



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/2/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781450245135
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781450245142

About the Book

This work is a deconstruction of the political discourse of politicians in Trinidad and Tobago from the 1950's to the present. This deconstruction has revealed a discourse of racist hegemony is the basis for political mobilisation in Trinidad and Tobago as it frames a mental image of a hegemonic race wielding state power over a dominated race consigned to the wilderness of opposition politics. The resources of the state exist then for the benefit of the hegemonic race and those who conceive of self as belonging to races in competition for state resources must then do their political duty to ensure the hegemony of their race. Politics has nothing to do with governance, personal and social development.

About the Author

Daurius Figueira is a social researcher based in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. He has previously published the following works dealing with race relations in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana: "Simbhoonath Capildeo Father of Hindu Nationalism in Trinidad and Tobago", "Tubal Uriah Butler of Trinidad and Tobago Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana", "The East Indian Problem in Trinidad and Tobago 1953-1962 Terror and Race War in Guyana 1961-1964".