|Author||: Philip W. Scher|
|Publisher||: John Wiley & Sons|
|Total Pages||: 313|
|Rating||: 4/5 (658 Downloads)|
Download or read book Perspectives on the Caribbean written by Philip W. Scher and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2009-09-15 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: perspectives on The Caribbean perspectives on The Caribbean “Genuflecting to no tried metaphors, this is a refreshing collection of cross-disciplinary voices that compel new ways of seeing and thinking about the still undiscovered Caribbean.” Patricia Mohammed, University of the west Indies, St Augustine Presenting a broad understanding of the complex region of the Caribbean, Perspectives on the Caribbean: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation provides a variety of viewpoints on the rich spectrum of Caribbean culture. Essays, carefully chosen from a vast body of existing literature, expose readers to a variety of approaches, voices and topics that have emerged in Caribbean studies. Readings are interdisciplinary in nature and integrate themes from history, folklore, sociology, anthropology and political economy. Both contemporary viewpoints and classic readings reveal how the Caribbean has led scholars to new ways of exploring cultural hybridity in contemporary society. Each section includes brief introductions to put the readings in context with the connections between modern Caribbean culture and its historical roots, and also includes suggested readings for more in-depth study. Perspectives on the Caribbean offers revealing insights into one of the most diverse and complex regions in the Americas.