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Race, ideology, and the decline of Caribbean Marxism

Race, ideology, and the decline of Caribbean Marxism

Author: Anthony P Maingot
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this book, Anthony Maingot examines the contemporary intellectual, social, economic, and cultural trajectories of Caribbean nations in light of the challenges the region as a whole has faced in the postcolonial era. By focusing on changes since the 1990s in the context of intellectual roots and movements of the past, this manuscript helps define the future course of studies in the field with regard to an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony P Maingot
ISBN: 9780813061061 0813061067
OCLC Number: 908250280
Description: 358 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: the modern-conservative society framework --
Eric Williams vs. Juan Bosch: on Caribbean historical fundamentals --
Eric Williams vs. Frank Tannenbaum: on slave laws, slavery systems, and subsequent race relations --
Arturo Morales Carrión vs. Gordon K. Lewis: on United States colonialism in Puerto Rico --
Haiti: the origins of the Caribbean's "terrified consciousness" about race --
Haitian realities and scholarly myths: a counterintuitive analysis --
Two popular theories of Caribbean ideology and race relations: Frantz Fanon's theory of liberating violence and the theory of plantation societies --
C.L.R. James, George Padmore, and the myth of the revolutionary Caribbean --
What type of socialism? Marxists and social democrats vie for leadership --
The failure of socialism and "militarism" in Grenada, 1979-83 --
Transcending race: self-interest and self-determination in the non-independent territories --
Barbados: tradition and modernity in a model small state --
Cuba, the last holdout: "organic" intellectuals defend the revolution by abandoning Marxist-Leninism --
Conclusion: confronting the perilous threats of organized crime and energy dependence.
Responsibility: Anthony P. Maingot.


Most studies view the Caribbean as disparate countries prone to revolution and ripe for rebellion. In a refreshing departure from the norm, Anthony Maingot, using historical and contemporary  Read more...


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