Resistance and Revolution in Caribbean Folklore Essay by Master Researcher

Resistance and Revolution in Caribbean Folklore
A discussion of the issues of resistance and revolution in Caribbean folklore.
# 83470 | 1,800 words | 8 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Anthropology (Oceanic) , History (General)

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This Caribbean history paper looks at shared experiences such as colonialism, slavery, Diaspora and creolization and shows how they resulted in similar expressions in the revolutionary hero and the trickster.

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"The Caribbean region is a truly diverse region with a patchwork of different political, social, economic and cultural elements. However, many of these countries have shared similar experiences that have resulted in the creation of similar folk stories. In Can't Stand Up for Falling Down: Haiti, Its Revolutions, and Twentieth-Century Negritudes Martin Munro refers to these shared experiences as "fragments". According to Munro, in a well-known formulation, Antonio Beniitez- Rojo describes the colonial plantation system as the big bang of the Caribbean universe, whose slow explosion throughout modern history threw out billions and billions of cultural fragments."

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