Product DescriptionThe first Caribbean intellectual history written by a top scholar of Caribbean studies, this book examines both writings written by natives of the region as well as a set of interpretative texts of the region produced by Western authors. Emphasizing the particularity of cultural experience and the Caribbean, the study considers four major questions: What art, literature or thought can come from the minds of people who have undergone a catastrophic history? What makes the conceptual paradigms fashionable Western intellectual industry capable of illuminating the distinct experience of West Indians, but not vice versa? No West Indians lack the necessary mental framework for interpretation of culture, Whether. . . More>>

An Intellectual History of the Caribbean