Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

Author:   Brian Meeks
Publisher:   University Press of Mississippi
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9781496825650


Pages:   266
Publication Date:   30 December 2019
Format:   Paperback
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These essays by Brian Meeks, a noted public intellectual in the Caribbean, reflect on Caribbean politics, particularly radical politics and ideologies in the postcolonial era. But his essays also explain the peculiarities of the contemporary neo-liberal period while searching for pathways beyond the current plight.In the first chapters, Titled Theoretical Forays, Meeks makes a conscious attempt to engage with contemporary Caribbean political thought at a moment of flux and search for a relevant theoretical Language and style to both explicate the Caribbean's recent past and confront the difficult conditions of the early twenty-first century. The next part, Caribbean Questions, both retrospective and biographical, retraces the author's own engagement with the University of the West Indies (UWI), the short-lived but influential Caribbean Black Power movement, the work of seminal Trinidadian thinker and activist Lloyd Best, Cuba's relationship with Jamaica, and the crisis and collapse of the Grenadian Revolution. As evident in its Title, Jamaican Journeys, the concluding section excerpts and extracts from a longer, more sustained engagement with Jamaican politics and society. Much of Meeks' argument builds around the notion that Jamaica faces a crucial moment, as the author seeks to chart and explain its convoluted political path and dismal economic performance over the past three decades. Meeks remains surprisingly optimistic as he suggests that despite the emptying of sovereignty in the increasingly globalized world, windows to enhanced human development might open through policies of greater democracy and popular inclusion.

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Author:   Brian Meeks
Publisher:   University Press of Mississippi
Imprint:   University Press of Mississippi
ISBN:  

9781496825650


ISBN 10:   1496825659
Pages:   266
Publication Date:   30 December 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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The book represents a major contribution to Caribbean political thought and will be useful for those interested in understanding critical aspects of the recent state of play in the philosophical currents of the region.--Hamid Ghany New West Indian Guide


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Brian Meeks is professor of Africana studies at Brown University. He has published many books and edited collections including Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory; Caribbean Revolutions and Revolutionary Theory: An Assessment of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Grenada; Culture, Politics, Race and Diaspora: The Thought of Stuart Hall; and Envisioning Caribbean Futures: Jamaican Perspectives. He also published a volume of poetry, The Coup Clock Clicks.

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