Creolization, caribbean the concept of creolization lies at the very center of discussions of transculturalism, transnationalism, multiculturalism, diversity, and hybridization this essay begins by examining the term's roots in the ethnic and cultural complexities of the caribbean experience. The caribbean is one of the most diverse and enchanting regions in the world exotic combinations of its landscapes, people, history and culture offer the traveller a unique and inspiring experience and present it among the top 10 travel destinations in the world. 1 introduction historically the nature, direction and magnitude of migration in the caribbean have always been influenced by trends in global and regional socio-economic development. There is really no other region in the world that prides food and spices quite like the caribbean the food and drink of the caribbean can simply be described as unique and diverse no other place on earth where you can find cultural diversity portrayed in food than the caribbean islands attributed to their.
The colors of the caribbean and insular region the sun, beaches and dancing join with the people‘s joy welcome travelers to this part of the country. 1 globalisation and cultural identity in caribbean society: the jamaican case abstract the caribbean is a region whose very name reverberates from the early effects of. Separated by a short gap of sky-blue caribbean sea in the midst of the leeward islands, the duo that makes up antigua and barbuda represent one of the region’s most well-rounded tourist draws. Why caribbean history matters lillian guerra | mar 1, 2014 over the years, i have had dozens of conversations on the question of whether caribbean history “really matters” and for whom it matters i’ve heard the region’s history dismissed due to the relative size of caribbean societies, historians’ supposedly excessive preoccupation.
The caribbean as a region is defined collectively as the bahamas and the antilles the antilles are further divided into the greater antilles, consisting of cuba , jamaica , hispaniola ( haiti and the dominican republic ) and puerto rico and the lesser antilles - essentially all the other smaller islands. Gooden the caribbean region is a large area and because of this there is much diversity from main land territories to islands and archipelagoes this diversity is often masked by people from both inside and outside the region. Across the caribbean, on a macro scale, the cultural attributes which cause us to speak of cultural diversity in the region are: 1 religious differences 2 racial mixtures and differences 3 different cultural heritages ( from the various european colonial powers) such as language, religion, architecture, cooking, laws and institutions such as. Colombia, officially republic of colombia, spanish república de colombia, country of northwestern south america its 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of coast to the north are bathed by the waters of the caribbean sea , and its 800 miles (1,300 km) of coast to the west are washed by the pacific ocean. Digital history id 3585 even in the colonial era, the distinguishing characteristic of american society was the diversity of its population by european standards, america was extraordinarily diverse ethnically, religiously, and regionally.
Diversity and extinction in the cenozoic history of caribbean reefs accepted: 22 august 1999 caribbean region from the early eocene (ca 55 million years ago) and is roughly equivalent in diversity to the caribbean today 26 table 1 locations, stratigraphic units, geologic ages and environments of the 57 analyzed fossil assemblages of. The diverse history of caribbean music begins with tribal music from the native americans that first inhabited the caribbean island this music largely featured percussion instruments, much of which was developed by the native americans and sadly perished along with most of the native americans during the 17th century. History: sociology and caribbean process during one period of time in their historic accounts for caribbean states, this period was also a mark of re-development and re-establishment of economies and societies emancipation in the caribbean was the catalyst for many positive steps in the future but also setback in humanity with respect to human rights. The caribbean is a broad geographic and cultural region, roughly corresponding to the islands of the gulf of mexico and the caribbean sea, as well as various straits in between north, central, and.
Conceived as a major contribution to postcolonial studies, cultural studies, cultural anthropology, and regional studies of the caribbean and the americas, cross-cultural studies illuminates the interrelations between and among europe, the caribbean islands, africa, and the american continents from the late fifteenth century to the present. Caribbean culture becoming acquainted with the history and heritage of the caribbean goes a long way towards understanding its culture each of the caribbean islands has a unique and distinct cultural identity that was molded by early european colonialists, the african slave trade, as well as indigenous indian tribes. Given its history the caribbean is a region of diverse cultures and an eclectic mixture of the old and the new share facebook twitter tweet related articles more from author caribbean history the death of anacaona: executed by the spanish at santo domingo caribbean history.
Linguistics ± the early history of the region reflects inputs of people from different part of the world this has resulted in a rich cultural mix a consequence of this is a linguistic tradition of different languages, pidgins and creoles. Physical geography of the caribbean region physical geography is defined as that part of geography that is the study of the geofactors of the physical-natural environment that affect the spatial distribution of terrestrial forms and have a direct or indirect effect on human development on earth. Christianity: christianity in the caribbean region one of the distinctive characteristics of caribbean christianity is the racial and ethnic diversity of its adherents a high proportion of the people of the region is either black or african american (mixed african and non-african descent.