Critical Caribbean Studies
Franz Boas and John Alden Mason in Porto Rico
This book highlights Franz Boas’s historic trip to Puerto Rico in 1915, which included the documentation of oral folklore. On that trip, a rising anthropologist involved in the project, John Alden Mason, collected one of the largest oral folklore collections from any Spanish-speaking country or territory. The stories, many of them written by rural cultural informants, the Jibaros, offer an outstanding view of an early twentieth century Puerto Rican identity.
Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean
Far from Mecca: Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean is the first academic book on the fiction, poetry, and music of Islam and Muslims in the English-speaking Caribbean. Khan focuses on Guyana, Trinidad, and Jamaica to argue for a regional continuity of Afro- and Indo-Muslim historical and cultural presence.
Popular Culture and the Remapping of Barbadian Identity
In Plenty and in Time of Need uses music and performance as sites of analysis for the competing ideals and realities of Barbadian national culture. The book demonstrates complex relations between national, gendered, and sexual identities in Barbados, and how these identities are represented and interpreted on a global stage.
Space, Politics, and the Public Sphere
Popular Music and the Contemporary Caribbean Novel
Nature and Race in Belize
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