Globalization and Its Effect On The Caribbean

Globalization refers to the emergence in the twentieth century, of a global community, whereby cultural, economic, environment and political events occurring in communities in one part of the world has quickly come to be significant to people in other societies. The way in which technology has evolved has resulted in an advance in communication, transportation, […]

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Post-Colonialism in Caribbean Cultures

A common theme running through all the readings assigned for this course, such as “The Dew Breaker” by Haitian-American author, Edwidge Danticat, and “Crick Crack, Monkey” by Trinidadian Merle Hodge, “A Very Small Place” by Antiguan-American Jamaica Kincaid, and “In the Castle of My Skin” Paule Marshall, from Barbados is the traumatic effects of colonialism […]

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The history of the Caribbean is the history of the exploitation of labour

In the above statement “the history of the Caribbean is the history of the exploitation of labour,” it simply states that the Caribbean’s history is basically the history of its exploitation of labour. The definitions of keywords exploitation and labour must be considered. Exploitation can be defined as the practice of taking selfish or unfair […]

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The Relevance of Arthur Lewis Theory of Industrialisation by Invitation to the Caribbean

According to Nassur Mustapha, development is defined as, ‘the progressive process of human, cultural, political, and economic and social change, which shapes people’s lives. ’ The southern countries and particularly the Caribbean have been classified as developing countries, which are still somewhat dependent on the metropolis’ which once colonized them. It was Sir Arthur Lewis […]

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Caribbean Studies

The root of Caribbean Society and Culture is on the plantation. Mustapha (2009) posits that “The plantation played the principal role in the development of Caribbean culture. ” Indeed there are remnants of Plantation Society in present Caribbean, especially if one examines our class system. According to www. capesociology. org (n. d) “Academics contend that […]

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Caribbean Literature

The Caribbean presents an unrealistic facade to outsiders; this region is the vacation hot spot with many beautiful tropical islands, perpetual sun, and clear waters – a place to rid yourself of all worries, and unwind. But there are many underlying issues in this region that most people are unaware of. In The Oxford Book […]

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The Impact of Historical Processes in the Caribbean

The Impact of Historical Processes in the Caribbean. Migratory movements and the establishments of patterns of settlements by different groups within the Caribbean from pre-Columbian times to the present. The development of systems of productions: Encomienda, Slavery, Indentureship and the plantation system. Responses of Caribbean people to oppression and genocide: resistance, development of peasant groups. […]

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According to the Caribbean scholar Edward Kamau Brathwaite (1974) Creolization is the process through which the various groups in the Caribbean society absorb each other’s cultural product. Our Caribbean culture as we know it today was born out of many different cultures as the Jamaican national motto reads ‘Out of Many One People’. This change […]

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Demographic Transition In the Caribbean

In Sociology there are numerous theories that we use to explain, analyze and define populations, one of these theories being the Demographic Transition Theory, developed primarily by Warren Thompson of Sweden. This theory was initially used to trace the transition of European society’s population from primitive communism to nineteenth century capitalism it dealt with demographic […]

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