Ian Randle Publishers
Caribbean Cultural Thought: From Plantation to Diaspora
Yanique Hume, Aaron Kamugisha
Politics & Social Sciences
Caribbean Cultural Thought: From Plantation to Diaspora
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Caribbean Cultural Thought: From Plantation to Diaspora presents a critical appraisal of the range of issues and themes that have been pivotal in the study of Caribbean societies. Written from the perspective of primarily Caribbean authors and renowned scholars of the region, it excavates classic texts in Caribbean Cultural Thought and places them in dialogue with contemporary interrogations and explorations of regional cultural politics and debates concerning identity and social change; colonialism; diaspora; aesthetics; religion and spirituality; gender and sexuality and nationalisms. The result is a reader that presents a distinctive Caribbean voice that emphasizes the long history of critical writings on culture and its intersection with political work in the Caribbean intellectual tradition from within the academy and beyond. Includes contributions from: Anténor Firmin  José Martí  Jean Price-Mars  Aimé Césaire  Suzanne Césaire  Frantz Fanon  Léon Damas  Martin Carter  Marcus Garvey  Percy Hintzen  Roberto Fernández Retamar  M. Jacqui Alexander  Nicholás Guillén  George Beckford  George Lamming  Richard Price  Lucille Mathurin-Mair  Sidney Mintz  Michel-Rolph Trouillot  Fernando Ortiz  Elsa Goveia  Kamau Brathwaite  Patricia Mohammed  Peter Wilson  David Scott  Antonio Benitez-Rojo  Lloyd Best  Rex Nettleford  Jacques Stephen Alexis  C.L.R. James  Wilson Harris  Gordon Rohlehr  Sylvia Wynter  Gloria Wekker  Audre Lorde  Kamala Kempadoo  Jamaica Kincaid  Margarite Fernández Olmos and Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert  Patrick Bellegarde-Smith  Barry Chevannes  Aisha Khan  Dianne M. Stewart  Stuart Hall  Sean Lokaisingh-Meighoo  Erna Brodber  Shani Mootoo  Louise Bennett  Linton Kwesi Johnson  Derek Walcott

Table of Contents
Introduction: Caribbean CulturalThought in Pursuit of Freedom
Anti-Colonial Thought
The Equality of the Human Races:Positivist Anthropology (excerpt)
Our America
The Vocation of the Elite
Culture and Colonisation
The Malaise of a Civilization
Racism and Culture
I Come from the Nigger Yard
Caribbean Nationalisms
Africa for the Africans
Race and Creole Ethnicityin the Caribbean
Not Just (Any) Body Can Be a Citizen:
Song for Puerto Rico
The Plantation
Plantation Society:
Beckford and the Predicamentsof Caribbean Culture
The Dark Complete Worldof a Caribbean Store
Reluctant Matriarchs
The Origins of Reconstituted Peasantries
Culture on the Edges:
Cultural Identityand Social Change
On the Social Phenomenonof “Transculturation” andIts Importance in Cuba
Transatlantic African Survivals andthe Dynamism of Negro Culture
The Social Framework
Caribbean Man inSpace and Time1
Retentions and Survivals
The “Creolisation” of IndianWomen in Trinidad1
Reputation and Respectability
That Event, This Memory
Creolization and Nation-Buildingin the Hispanic Caribbean
Culture, Color and Politics
West Indian Society150 Years after Abolition
Cultural Identity and the Arts
A Dialogue: Nation Language andPoetics of Creolization
Caribbean Aesthetics
Of the MarvellousRealism of the Haitians
“Preface” and “Afrocubanism”
“What is Art?”
History, Fable and Myth in the Caribbean and Guianas
The Love Axe (I):
Articulating a Caribbean Aesthetic
The Battle for Space
Afterword:“Beyond Miranda’s Meanings
“What’s Identity Got to do with It?”
Uses of the Erotic
Theorizing Sexual Relationsin the Caribbean
In the Night
Caribbean Religionsand Spiritualities
Introduction to CreoleReligions of the Caribbean:
The Spirit of the Thing:
Healing the Nation:
Ritual in Diaspora:
Thinking the Diaspora:
The Diasporic Mo(ve)ment
Re-Engineering Blackspace
Out on Main Street
Inglan is a Bitch
The Star-Apple Kingdom
Horizons of Caribbean Studies:
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