This course provides an introduction to the peoples and cultures of the Caribbean. Topics covered include:
- the historical origins of the social structure and social organization of contemporary Caribbean states;
- family and kinship;
- religion, race, class, ethnicity, and national identity;
- Caribbean immigration; politics and policies of socioeconomic change.
Films and videos on the Caribbean will be shown when available.
Requirements: four 5-6 page or three 6-7 page typewritten papers, which ask students to review/synthesize reading and lecture materials; participation in class discussions; regular class attendance.
The course is open to both anthropology concentrators and non-concentrators.
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