ANTH 326: Caribbean Societies
The aim of this class is to deal with a selection of important topics in the study of the Caribbean and Caribbean culture. Towards that end, we will be looking at the ways in which Caribbean culture was formed through migration, slavery and trade, and the legacy of that process in religious, popular and scholarly contexts. We will also explore areas of Caribbean culture that have been received relatively little attention in the past such as nationalism, migration and the arts. Several themes will run through the course, among them being issues of race, ethnicity and ethnic conflict, social organization and power, political economy and the image of the West Indies in the wider world.