Caribbean Popular Culture and Freedom Essay by Master Researcher

Caribbean Popular Culture and Freedom
This paper discusses Caribbean popular culture and freedom and looks at pop culture as a means of transgression.
# 84213 | 1,575 words | 4 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Ethnic Studies (South American) , Sociology (General) , Music Studies (General)

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This paper focuses on the 'physical arts' found in the popular culture of the Caribbean. Specifically, this paper argues that pop culture was and is a form of transgression against external control - specifically European control. Of especial interest, the paper looks at Haiti, for in Haiti - thanks to Aime Cesaire - an appreciation developed for how culture could used as a means of breaking the shackles of European control.

From the Paper:

"When one assesses popular culture in a Caribbean nation such as Haiti, what becomes apparent is that popular culture is far more than a means of cultural expression; it is, in a very real sense, a tool of defiance - a mode of transgression. This paper will focus upon the use of popular culture throughout the Caribbean as a way of breaking the shackles of European, colonial oppression. In particular, special emphasis will be placed upon Haiti, for this small nation is an especially good example of how a vigorous popular culture can work to ensure freedom and the perpetuation of racial and cultural distinctness."

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