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Afro-Creole Power, Opposition, and Play in the Caribbean

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ISBN-10: 0801483255

ISBN-13: 9780801483257

Edition: 1997

Authors: Richard D. E. Burton

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This wide-ranging book explores the origins, development, and character of Afro-Caribbean cultures from the slave period to the present day. Richard D. E. Burton focuses on ways in which African traditions—including those in religion, music, food, dress, and family structure—were transformed by interaction with European and indigenous forces to create the particular cultures of Jamaica, Trinidad, and Haiti. He demonstrates how the resulting Afro-Creole cultures have both challenged and reinforced the social, political, and economic status quo in these countries. Jamaican slaves opposed slavery in many ways and one of the most important, Burton suggests, was the development of…    
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 6/5/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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