A. Some Axioms of Caribbean Culture
- Caribbean culture is an evolution of a dislocation process imposed on Africans by Europeans during the European Slave Trade.
- Despite the abolition of slavery, Caribbean culture is not free of the tenants of European cultural norms.
- Though elements of resistance culture permeates the Caribbean cultural milieu, it is by an large rejected by the majority.
- There is a system of education, religion, and economic trade that perpetuates the European tenants of Caribbean culture.
- There are three dominant themes in Caribbean culture: classism, synthesis, and resistance.
B. The European Economic and Cultural Project: The Colonization Period
- Global Domination (Globalisation of European Culture)
- The European Slave Trade (Racism)
- The Wealth Generating Stations (Colonies)
- The Systematic Dislocation of Africans (Through Deculturation and Miseducation)
- The European Supremacy Doctrine. (Racism)
- The Christianization of Africans (Racism)
- The Role of the Missionaries (Racism)
C. The African Cultural Project
- Resistance Culture
- The Pan-African Movement (Garveyism) (Resistance)
- The Uprisings (Sam Sharpe, Paul Bogle, Tuffy) (Resistance)
- Middle-Class Take-over (Bustamante, Grantly Adams, Manley) (Classism)
- Black Religions (Practice of Kumina, Shango, Vodou, Santeria, Rastafarianism) (Resistance)
- Afro-Christianity (Black Ministers in Christian Religions) (Synthesis)
- African Musical Roots (Reggae, Zouk, Cadance, Calypso, Bosa Nova, Salsa, Merengue, rumba) (Synthesis)
D. Mediums of Cultural Transmission
- The Family
- The Church
- The Schools
E. Contemporary Issues: Politics, Culture and Economic Development
- The US Domination of the Region
- The Gobal Village Phenomenon
- The Global Economy - Survival of the Fittest
- Development Paradigms
- The Role of the "Educated or Mis-Educated"
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