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Slavery, Stereotypes and Society
A critical analysis of the adaptive flexibility model in its application to the African-Caribbean family.
# 102347 | 1,931 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Mar 24, 2008 in Anthropology (African) , Sociology (General) , History (General)

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The paper critically examines the adaptive flexibility model and argues that while this model possesses strengths, the model is flawed to the extent that it diminishes the radical impact of slavery upon the social and cultural development of the African-Caribbean family. The paper contends that a more balanced analysis would recognize both the reality of the impact of slavery upon later generations of African-Caribbeans, as well as the capacity of these families to define their own lives, often in resistance to this oppression.

Revisionism and the Adaptive Flexibility Model

From the Paper:

"It is significant that even today scholarly research on the African Caribbean family focuses to an extraordinary degree upon the impact of slavery on this population. Much of the early history of the Caribbean is defined by its economic role as the largest English, and for a brief period the largest world, producer of sugar (Floyd 1981, p.38). To harvest the sugar cane, the English planters found that they needed far more field workers than could be obtained from the deported criminal classes of Britain and Ireland."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barrow, C. (1999). "Slave families." In Family in the Caribbean. Barrow, C. (Ed.). Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle, 241-261.
  • Barrow, C. (2001). "Men, women and family in the Caribbean." In Caribbean sociology: Introductory readings. Reddock, R., Barrow, C. (Eds.). Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener, 418-426
  • Black, C. (1965). The story of Jamaica: From prehistory to the present. London: Collins.
  • Floyd, B. (1981). Jamaica: An island microcosm. Hong Kong: MacMillan.

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