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Introduction to the Culture and Politics of the Caribbean
AFAM 216
Fall 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: ANTH 216

The Caribbean is a region that has long been foundational to both global processes and theorizations of "the global." This course will expose students to central themes in Caribbean studies, both historical and contemporary. While units of analysis have been assigned to particular weeks for the purpose of course organization, it will become clear as we progress that the Caribbean offers no such division. For instance, our readings on color and class in the region will be deeply rooted in those on colonialism, and our work on cultural nationalism will necessarily reference our "gender" readings. Michel-Rolph Trouillot has written that the Caribbean proves a challenge to anthropologists because of its lack of a "gatekeeping concept"--a singular unit of analysis that would neatly stand in for the region (e.g., religion). This course takes that claim seriously and aims to introduce students to the dynamism (geographically, culturally, and theoretically) of the Caribbean.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Weekly response papers develop students' writing skills.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)

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