The Global Caribbean


The course introduces students to the Caribbean as a transnational space that reflects the global dynamics associated with flows of bodies via migration, labor, and goods all of which have undergirded the birth and evolution of the (primarily) Atlantic world economy. The Global Caribbean will have a historical sociological bent that frames the region as the first modern colonial space which has served as a template for other projects of colonial and postcolonial development elsewhere in the world. Emphasis will be on the way that freedoms and unfreedoms operate in the Caribbean and elsewhere. Discussions of how knowledge has conditioned the representation of the region will be entertained.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • R
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • CULANTH 450S
  • ICS 418S
  • LATAMER 450S
  • SOCIOL 450S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring