Misir, Prem Books
Dr. Prem Misir is Pro-Chancellor of the University of Guyana. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Hull, England. Dr. Misir is the author of several books, the most recent being Cultural Identity & Creolization in National Unity (University Press of America, 2006).2006 0-7734-5552-3
This collection of essays addresses the allegations of racism as one of the major themes in political commentaries in the multiethnic Caribbean and its Diaspora. In this context, several ethnic groups ply for scarce resources, so the principles of fairness and equality in resource distribution become critical to societal stability. The book advocates an understanding of inter and intra-ethnic class structure as a useful conceptual tool to address the issues of ethnic cleavage, racism, and discrimination, using a power-conflict framework that illustrates that inter and intra-ethnic class structure emphasizes economic stratification, caste, internal colonialism, and a diversity of class-based and Marxist theories.2010 0-7734-1296-4
This study explores the political participation levels of two major ethnic groups in Guyana, Indians and Africans. It is the first book on Guyana to empirically analyze to what extent the Guyanese society is divided along ethnic lines which feed into the political system, fostering the marginalization of the un/under-represented. Historical and contemporary data on education, health and allocation of public services are used.