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Envisioning Caribbean Futures: Jamaican Perspectives [Paperback]

By Brian Meeks (Author)
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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
Pages   203
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.98" Width: 5.83" Height: 0.63"
Weight:   0.71 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 30, 2007
Publisher   University of West Indies Press
ISBN  9766402000  
ISBN13  9789766402006  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

Brian Meeks currently resides in Mona.

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