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Class Notes for Caribbean Studies at Ryerson University

CRB 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Indentured Servant, French West Indies, Ganges Delta

Indentureship What is Indentureship? This is a contract of labor between the boss and the workers for a certain period of time. It was usually poor Europeans but after a while Chinese, Indians were imported to the Caribbea...

Caribbean Studies
CRB 100
Camille Hernandez- Ramdwar
CRB 502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Cultural Assimilation, Small Population Size

The Creolization Debate GuillermoWilson: argues creolization in Hispanic Caribbean (especially D.R, Cuba, Puerto Rico) has meant attempts to erase Africaness thus reject by some as racist o D.R. leader Rafael Trujillo (193...

Caribbean Studies
CRB 502
Camille Hernandez- Ramdwar
CRB 502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Middle Passage, Coromantee, Apsis

Theme 2: Culture as resistance Culture as resistance Maintaining ancestral connections or developing unique cultural characteristics historically used by oppressed to resist cultural domination Can be expressed overtly or ...

Caribbean Studies
CRB 502
Camille Hernandez- Ramdwar
CRB 502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Ethnocentrism

Culture as Constraint: Ethnocentrism People typically startled when confronted by cultures other than their own o Can give rise to ethnocentrism > Judging another culture exclusively by standards of ones own culture Cultur...

Caribbean Studies
CRB 502
Camille Hernandez- Ramdwar
CRB 502 Lecture 2: CRB - p2

Why is Culture Important for Human Survival? Abstraction Symbols Allows for abstraction > Capacity to create general ideas or ways of thinking not linked to particular instances Symbols are important type of idea o Allows...

Caribbean Studies
CRB 502
Camille Hernandez- Ramdwar
CRB 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Afro-Caribbean, French West Indies, Goombay

Module 4: Slavery and Indentureship: A Comparison Two systems: slavery and indentureship Africans and Indigenous people underwent slavery whereas Europeans (including Portuguese), Chinese and Indians were subject to inde...

Caribbean Studies
CRB 100
Karen Naidoo
CRB 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Acclimatization, Erving Goffman, Unfree Labour

CCRB 100 Module 3 Indigenous Slavery: first people to be enslaved in the Caribbean were the Indigenous people Spanish colonizers imported the encomienda system, whereby the Spanish crown granted a certain number of Indig...

Caribbean Studies
CRB 100
Karen Naidoo
CRB 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Miscegenation, Gene Mapping, Greater Antilles

CRB 100 Module 2 First People and First Migrations Humans arrived in the Caribbean approx. 7000 years ago Two major migrations: 1) Mainland South America to Trinidad and upwards through the chain of the Lesser Antilles 2)...

Caribbean Studies
CRB 100
Karen Naidoo
CRB 100 Lecture 1: CRB 100 Module 1

CRB 100 Module 1: The Caribbean combination of both islands and mainland territories running from the Bahamas in the north, Barbados to the east, French Guyane to the south and Belize to the west Some scholars define the C...

Caribbean Studies
CRB 100
Karen Naidoo
CRB 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Spirit Possession, Acclimatization, Malingering

CRB 100: Week 4 Seasoning Upon arrival in the Caribbean, and once sent to a plantation, enslaved Africans went through a process known as seasoning, a lethal process of acclimatization (Craton, 1997). ...

Caribbean Studies
CRB 100
Camille Hernandez- Ramdwar
CRB 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Indigenous Peoples, Miscegenation, Gene Mapping

CRB 100: Week 2 First Peoples, First Migrations Two major migrations into the region started around 7000 years ago, firstly from mainland South America to Trinidad, and 2000 years later, a second migration f...

Caribbean Studies
CRB 100
Camille Hernandez- Ramdwar
CRB 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Encomienda, Hatuey, Unfree Labour

CRB 300: Week 3 European Intrusion Columbus first arrives in the Caribbean 1492, sails off coasts of Hispaniola and Cuba Spanish establish forts and missions; attempt to convert Tano peoples to Christianity ...

Caribbean Studies
CRB 100
Camille Hernandez- Ramdwar
CRB 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Sugar Cane Alley
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1. According to Brereton, what were some of the more positive things that occurred for Afro- Caribbean people post-emancipation? What were the more negative things? • Positives • Now that you are not a s...

Caribbean Studies
CRB 100
Camille Hernandez- Ramdwar
CRB 502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Commonwealth Caribbean, Double Entendre, Nation Language

CRB: Module 3 May 18, 2016 Introduction With more and more people arriving in the Caribbean, post-Columbus, language common to each colony that everyone could spea...

Caribbean Studies
CRB 502
Camille Hernandez- Ramdwar

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