Item description for Envisioning Caribbean Futures: Jamaican Perspectives by Brian Meeks...
Employing critical analysis of Caribbean intellectual thought and of the postcolonial political economy, Brian Meeks sets about proposing a manifesto for the future. What emerges is a programme for the medium term, which is pragmatic in its efforts to deal with the current crisis without engaging in the romanticism of an all-encompassing revolutionary transformation. Meeks suggests a form of participatory reorganization without, necessarily, dismantling the fundamentals of formal democratic organization. Particular emphasis is placed on rural agro-producers because their empowerment, politically and economically, resolves the problem of elite domination while creating the conditions for economic democracy. He argues, finally, that the proposals can become the basis for a more fundamental social and intellectual transformation from, following Sylvia Wynter, "man" to "human", based on democracy, community and solidarity.
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Studio: University of the West Indies Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 5.83" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.71 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2007
Publisher University of West Indies Press
ISBN 9766402000 ISBN13 9789766402006
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More About Brian Meeks
Brian Meeks was born in Canada in 1953, but his family returned to Jamaica in 1956. A political activist in the 1970s, he was involved in post-independence arts and youth work. Kamau Brathwaite referred to him as one of the new generation of "brigadista" Jamaican poets, wielding an "unwhitened" language, Meek's poems were published in Savacou and anthologized in Voiceprint (1989). He currently lives in Canada.