By S. Torres-Saillant
The 1st highbrow background of the Caribbean written via a most sensible Caribbean stories pupil, this booklet examines either writings penned through natives of the sector in addition to a physique of texts interpretive of the zone produced by means of Western authors. Stressing the experiential and cultural particularity of the Caribbean, the learn considers 4 significant questions: What paintings, literature or idea can come from the minds of people that have gone through a catastrophic background? What makes the conceptual paradigms shaped via the Western highbrow in a position to illuminating the distinctive adventure of Antilleans, yet now not vice versa? Do Antilleans lack the highbrow historical past required for the translation of tradition, even if of their quarter or in other places on the earth? Why is the specificity of Caribbean humanity such that it can't be used as a paradigm for humanity as a complete?
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HENRY VELTMEYER is Professor of Sociology and overseas improvement at St Mary's college in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and vacationing Professor of Political technology on the self sufficient college of Zacatecas, Mexico. He has released in components of sociological concept, Canadian political economic system and problems with classification and advancements in Latin the US. he's the writer of inter alia The Canadian classification constitution and Canadian company energy, and (with F. Leiva and J. Petras) Poverty and Democracy in Chile. JAMES PETRAS is Professor of Sociology and Latin American reports at Binghamton collage. he's the writer of over 30 books dealing essentially with Latin the USA. His most modern booklet is titled Neoliberalism and sophistication clash in Latin the USA (Macmillan 1997). He has released over 250 articles in specialist journals together with the British magazine of Sociology, the yank Sociological evaluate and the magazine of Peasant reports. He has lectured at significant universities in Europe, Latin the USA, the Caribbean, Australia, Asia and North the United States. He has contributed essays to Le Monde Diplomatique, El Mundo, the father or mother and l. a. Jornada.
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Divided into distinct spheres of colonial domination, Caribbean societies, “as traditionless and artificial new creations on depopulated land, were the most radical sociotechnical experiment of the age” (Osterhammel 1997:31). The rise of the plantation as the region’s dominant industry triggered a remarkable demographic phenomenon and turned the Caribbean into “the historical center of colonialism” from the middle of the seventeenth through the end of the eighteenth centuries (31). By 1700 some 450,000 captive Africans had entered the non-Spanish West Indian territories, and by the end of the eighteenth century the number of enslaved Africans coming to British, French, and Dutch Caribbean territories had soared to some 3,300,000 (31).
The works of fiction writers Luis Rafael Sánchez and Ana Lydia Vega lend themselves most suitably to an exploration of the distinct expressiveness that the Spanish language acquires in the lips of Puerto Ricans. A well-known study by critic Efraín Barradas on the writings of Sánchez delves expertly into this question of the nativization of Spanish (Barradas 1981:70–79). The celebrated experimental novel Tres tristes tigres (1967) by the Cuban fiction writer Guillermo Cabrera Infante and the award-winning text Sólo cenizas hallarás (1980) by the Dominican novelist Pedro Vergés dramatize the peculiar sound and sense with which Cubans and Dominicans have stamped the language brought to them from Castile.
INTRODUCTION 15 activity whose most recent rupture dates back to approximately 800 years ago, “extends from the Windward Passage between Hispaniola and Cuba, through the northern part of Hispaniola and offshore eastward to the north of Puerto Rico” (Dolan, Mullins, and Wald 1998:3). Knowledgeable observers of active tectonics especially of Hispaniola, where the Septentrional fault appears to exceed California’s San Andreas fault in imminent danger, have encouraged the authorities to take precautionary measures in preparation for a grave seismic event.
An Intellectual History of the Caribbean (New Directions in Latino American Culture) by S. Torres-Saillant