Questioning Creole: Creolisation Discourses in Caribbean Culture
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Questioning Creole: Creolisation Discourses in Caribbean Culture
By Kamau Brathwaite, Verene Shepherd, Glen Richards
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Book Description

In his seminal work, The Development of Creole Society in Jamaica, Kamau Brathwaite attempted to expose the essential "Jamaican" nature of the identity that developed at the interstices between the cultures of Europe and Africa. He took the concept of Creole society beyond mere description by articulating s clear and poetically engaging intellectual model of the process of cultural change that defines, and distinguishes, Creole societies - a process which he termed "creolisation". The publication of this pathbreaking work has given rise to vigorous polemics among scholars who have expanded the debate beyond the Caribbean. Indeed, the creolisation discourse has been widely incorporated into scholarship on both sides of the Atlantic, and resonates in diverse fields of Atlantic World Studies, spreading beyond the confines of the discipline of history. This interdisciplinary trend is demonstrated in this volume, primarily a tribute to Brathwaite, with contributions from Carolyn Allen, Hilary McD. Beckles, O. Nigel Bolland, Carolyn Cooper, Lorna Goodison, Veronica Gregg, Percy C. Hintzen, Verene A. Shepherd, Paul Lovejoy, Patricia Mohammed, Mary Morgan, Lucie Pradel, Rhoda Reddock, Glen Richards, Jean Small, David Trotman, Maureen Warner-Lewis and Swithin Wilmot.

Table of Contents
  • CONTENTS
  • FOREWORD
  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION
  • PART ONE: Barbadian Genesis
    • HIGHWAY TO VISION: THIS SEA OUR NEXUS
  • PART TWO: Creolisation and Creole Definitions/ Meanings and Models Critiqued
    • CREEOLISATION AND CREOLE SOCIETIES: A CULTURAL NATIONALIST VIEW OF CARIBBEAN SOCIAL HISTORY
    • CREOLE: THE PROBLEM OF DEFINITION
  • PART THREE: Class, Gender, Ethnicity and Identity
    • ENSLAVED AFRICANS AND THEIR EXPECTATIONS OF SLAVE LIFE IN THE AMERICAS: TOWARDS A RECONSIDERATION OF MODELS OF "CREOLISATION"
    • RACE AND CREOLE: ETHNICITY IN THE CARIBBEAN
    • CONTESTATIONS OVER CULTURE, CLASS, GENDER AND IDENTITY IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: "THE LITTLE TRADITION"
    • THE "CREOLISATION" OF INDIAN WOMEN IN TRINIDAD
    • "YUH KNOW BOUT COO-COO?WHERE YOU KNOW BOUT COO-COO?": LANGUAGE REPRESENT ATION, CREOLISATION AND CONFUSION IN "INDIAN CUISINE"
  • PART FOUR: Creolisation and Caribbean Economy, Society and Politics in Slavery and Freedom
    • QUESTIONING CREOLE: DOMESTIC PRDDUCER5 IN JAMAICA'S PLANTATION ECONOMY
    • CREOLISATION IN ACTION: THE SLAVE LABOUR ELITE AND ANTI-SLAVERY IN BARBADOS
    • "DRIBER TAN MI SIDE"!: CREOLISATION AND THE LABOUR PROCESS IN ST KITTS-NEVIS, 1810-1905
    • THE POLITICS OF SAMUEL CLARKE: BLACK CREOLE POLITICIAN IN FREE JAMAICA, 1851-1865
  • PART FIVE: Creolisation and Caribbean Cultural Forms
    • CREOLISATION PROCESSES IN LINGUISTIC, ARTISTIC AND MATERIAL CULTURES
    • AFRICAN SACREDNESS AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL FORMS
  • PART SIX: Poetic Discourses
    • TWO POEMS
  • CONTRIBUTORS
  • INDEX
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