Does being educated abroad help increase

cultural penetration by the west?


Presentation Outline

A.   Some Axioms of Caribbean Culture

  1. Caribbean culture is an evolution of a dislocation   process imposed on Africans by  Europeans during the   European Slave Trade.
  2. Despite the abolition of slavery, Caribbean culture is   not free of the tenants of  European cultural norms.
  3. Though elements of resistance culture permeates the Caribbean cultural milieu, it  is by an large rejected   by the majority.
  4. There is a system of education, religion, and economic trade that perpetuates the European tenants of Caribbean culture.
  5. There are three dominant themes in Caribbean culture: classism, synthesis, and resistance.

B.   The European Economic and Cultural Project:  The Colonization Period

  1. Greed
  2. Global Domination (Globalisation of European Culture)
  3. The European Slave Trade  (Racism)
  4. The Wealth Generating Stations (Colonies)
  5. The Systematic Dislocation of Africans (Through Deculturation and Miseducation)
  6. The European Supremacy Doctrine. (Racism)
  7. The Christianization of Africans (Racism)
  8. The Role of the Missionaries (Racism)

C.   The African Cultural Project

  1. Resistance Culture
  2. The Pan-African Movement (Garveyism)  (Resistance)
  3. The Uprisings (Sam Sharpe, Paul Bogle, Tuffy) (Resistance)
  4. Middle-Class Take-over (Bustamante, Grantly Adams, Manley)  (Classism)
  5. Black Religions (Practice of Kumina, Shango, Vodou,  Santeria, Rastafarianism)       (Resistance)
  6. Afro-Christianity (Black Ministers in Christian   Religions)  (Synthesis)
  7. African Musical Roots (Reggae, Zouk, Cadance, Calypso, Bosa Nova, Salsa,   Merengue, rumba)  (Synthesis)

D.   Mediums of Cultural Transmission

  1. The Family
  2. The Church
  3. The Schools
  4. Religion
  5. Music
  6. Media

E.   Contemporary Issues: Politics, Culture and Economic Development

  1. Neo-Colonialism
  2. The US Domination of the Region
  3. The Gobal Village Phenomenon
  4. The Global Economy - Survival of the Fittest
  5. Development Paradigms
  6. The Role of the "Educated or Mis-Educated"

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