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Caribbean Societies: Contemporary Currents
AFAM 226
Fall 2007
Section: 01  

While the Caribbean has long been fixed in popular imagination as a site for tourist destinations, political instability, and offshore banking and production, scholars and organic intellectuals have developed myriad concepts to explain the region's complexities. These include, but are not limited to, creolization, cultural area, and historicity. This course proposes to look at contemporary Caribbean trends with particular emphasis on how the region's colonial past continues and discontinues in the present. Topics include race/color and class formation, economic dependency, and neoliberalism, as well as representation and nationalism. Materials will include ethnography and theoretical texts as well as film, popular music, and poetry.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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