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Locating Guyane

Sarah Wood and Catriona MacLeod


Overseas department of France in Amazonia and ‘ultraperipheral region’ of the EU, Guyane (French Guiana) is at the juncture of Europe, the Caribbean and South America. This collection of essays explores historical and conceptual locations of Guyane, as a relational space characterised by dynamics of interaction and conflict between the local, the national and the global. Does Guyane have, or has it had, its own place in the world, or is it a borderland which can only make sense in relation to elsewhere: to France and its colonial history, for example, or to African and other diasporas, or as a ... More

Keywords: Guyane, South America, France, Caribbean, culture, history, society, identities, postcolonial, imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786941114
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786941114.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Wood, author

Catriona MacLeod, author

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Front Matter


Sarah Wood, University of Connecticut and Catriona MacLeod, University of London Institute in Paris

Part I Imagining the Tropics: Writing on and from Guyane

Chapter One The Oldest Daughter of Overseas France1

Richard Price, www.richandsally.net

Part II Colonial Locations: Imperialism and the Production of Place

Chapter Five Producing the Periphery

Jonna M. Yarrington, University of Arizona1

Part III Relocating Culture: Language, Art and Identity

Chapter Eight Palikur, a Language between Two Worlds

Antonia Cristinoi and François Nemo, Université d’Orléans

Chapter Ten Performing and Parading Gender in Guyane’s Carnival

Catriona MacLeod, University of London Institute in Paris

Chapter Eleven Equality and Difference Queering Guyane?

Bill Marshall, University of Stirling


Sarah Wood and Catriona MacLeod

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