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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Nettleford, Rex
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Office of the Board for Graduate Studies & Research
Title, Analytic
Ideology, identity, culture
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UNESCO
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General history of the Caribbean
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Place of Publication
Paris
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UNESCO
Date of Publication
2004
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Page(s)
537-558
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Abstract
Reflects upon Caribbean cultural identity, its development, and its wider significance in a globalizing world. Describes how Caribbean culture developed as a unique culture among the masses out of contradictions between European dominance and African resistance, blending and reshaping European with other influences according to own norms. Argues that Caribbean popular culture should move more beyond the folkloric, and should become a source for defining self-determination, including wider political and economic independence. Perceives this need especially in light of the US and global capital's dominance in most of the Caribbean, ignoring Caribbean identity. Further points out ways in which internal historic, cultural and political divisions in the region, based on language and former (or current) colonizer, continue to hinder such a commonly expressed and manifested Caribbean sense of identity....
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