Item description for New Caribbean Thought: A Reader by Brian Meeks...
The dawn of the twenty-first century is an opportune time for the people of the Caribbean to take stock of the entire experience of the past forty years since the ending of direct colonialism. The authors believe "it is now time to chart our future by carefully learning the lessons of the recent past." This interdisciplinary collection is the first to cross traditionally restrictive disciplinary barriers to address the tough questions that face the Caribbean today. What went wrong with the nationalist project? What, if any, are the realistic options for a more prosperous Caribbean? What are to be the roles of race, gender and class in a more global, less national world? Meeks and Lindahl include thought-provoking articles from twenty-one respected thinkers in diverse fields of study. The groundbreaking articles include critiques of existing bodies of thought, reformulations of general theoretical approaches, policy-oriented alternatives for future development, and more. This book is a must for statesmen, academics and students of political theory, social theory, Caribbean studies, comparative gender studies, post-colonial studies, Marxism and Caribbean history and anyone interested in the state of contemporary Caribbean thought.
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Studio: University of the West Indies Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6.06" Height: 1.42" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Publisher University of the West Indies Press
ISBN 9766401039 ISBN13 9789766401030
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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.