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dc.contributor.authorAntczak, Oliver
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-25T14:30:50Z
dc.date.available2018-10-25T14:30:50Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-20
dc.date.submitted2018-08-31
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/284389
dc.description.abstractThis research attempts to understand how identity and heritage interface with each other in the colonial context of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean. By exploring common understandings of how identity and heritage interact, this work applies theories of Indianness, a felt identity based on the adaptation of indigenous populations to a dominant society. Through the critical analysis of interview data in the context of a heritage survey and a historical analysis, this paper finds that heritage and identity production and maintenance are intimately related to colonialism on Bonaire. While many participants designated heritage based on a feeling of Indianness, there was an opposing group of interviewees who instead contested indigenous heritage and searched for historical and scientific legitimization for their heritage and identities. The research concludes that bottom-up understandings of heritage and identity formation are necessary to effectively manage heritage in colonial contexts.  
dc.description.sponsorshipI have received the generous support of the Dorothy Garrod Memorial Fund, the Hughes Hall Travel Grant, and the Division of Archaeology Department Funds.
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.subjectIdentity
dc.subjectCollective Identity
dc.subjectCaribbean
dc.subjectHeritage
dc.subjectBonaire
dc.subjectIndianness
dc.subjectIndigenous Identity
dc.subjectColonialism
dc.titleUnpicking a Feeling: Interrogating the role of heritage in indigenous collective identity formation on the Caribbean island of Bonaire
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cambridge
dc.publisher.departmentArchaeology
dc.date.updated2018-10-25T13:40:46Z
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.31764
dc.contributor.orcidAntczak, Oliver [0000-0001-7484-823X]
dc.publisher.collegeHughes Hall
dc.type.qualificationtitleMPhil in Archaeology
cam.supervisorSørensen, Marie Louise
cam.supervisorDeMarrais, Elizabeth
cam.thesis.fundingfalse


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