Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures / Edition 1

Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures / Edition 1

by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813032180

ISBN-13: 9780813032184

Pub. Date: 05/25/2008

Publisher: University Press of Florida

The geopolitical contours of the Caribbean have changed over the centuries. Amerindian chiefdoms gave way to European colonies that have been replaced by nations of various political flavors. Connections between islands and countries vary almost as much as the languages spoken in the region.

 

As people, cultures, and ideologies have collided over the

Overview

The geopolitical contours of the Caribbean have changed over the centuries. Amerindian chiefdoms gave way to European colonies that have been replaced by nations of various political flavors. Connections between islands and countries vary almost as much as the languages spoken in the region.

 

As people, cultures, and ideologies have collided over the centuries, the difficulty of describing the region has become ever more complex. Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures brings together some of the top scholars working on the Caribbean in a wide range of fields. They address a variety of subjects, from the colonial slave trade to the discourse of AIDS in the twenty-first century.

 

Particularly impressive is the range of texts examined, from Haitian art of the Botpippel to U.S. imperialist fiction of Cuba. Covering all parts of the region and most linguistic groups, the essays demonstrate that the Caribbean as a multicultural geographic area defies simple classification.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813032184
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
05/25/2008
Edition description:
First
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction   Ivette Romero-Cesareo   Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert     1
Endangered Species: Caribbean Ecology and the Discourse of the Nation   Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert     8
Christopher Columbus and the Enslavement of the Amerindians   Jalil Sued-Badillo     24
Under the Cuban Flag: Notions of Indigeneity at the End of the Nineteenth Century   Peter Hulme     49
"To Shake This Nation as Nothing before Has Shaken It": C.L.R. James, Radical Fieldwork, and African American Popular Culture   Kevin Meehan     77
Moving Metaphors: The Representation of AIDS in Caribbean Literature and Visual Arts   Ivette Romero-Cesareo     100
The "Children of the Sea": Uncovering Images of the Botpippel Experience in Caribbean Art and Literature   Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert   Martha Daisy Kelehan     127
Testimonial Intent and Narrative Dissonance: The Marginal Heroes of Miguel Barnet   Michael Aronna     162
Off-Beat Migrancies: Musical Displacements in the Hispanic Caribbean   Yolanda Martinez San Miguel     188
The New Atlantis: The Ultimate Caribbean Archipelago   Antonio Benitez Rojo     215
Works Cited     225
About theContributors     243
Index     247

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