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Carole Boyce Davies

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038020

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.001.0001

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Caribbean Spaces

Caribbean Spaces

Reflective Essays/Creative-Theoretical Circulations

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(p.1) Introduction Caribbean Spaces
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Caribbean Spaces
Author(s):

Carole Boyce Davies

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of “Caribbean Spaces,” which is used to describe plural island geographies, the surrounding continental locations as well as Caribbean sociocultural and geopolitical locations in countries in North, South, and Central America. A Caribbean diaspora has also been created in countries via various waves of migration to particular areas that became Caribbean Space. Thus, Caribbean Spaces are locations that preserve certain versions of Caribbean culture as they provide community support in migration. The chapter then sets out the book's purpose, namely to identify a series of passages and locations between the Americas that facilitate movement as they identify a set of specific traumas. It tries to move beyond the macro “middle passage,” between Africa and the New World, in order to speak about the way we understand cultural spaces. To do this, it moves between explorations of Caribbean culture in a variety of locations (spaces) to a larger imagined geographical Caribbean space, broadening its meanings at every turn. It also attempts a move between the autobiographical and the conceptual, the experiential and the theoretical, in order to disrupt the logic of exclusionary academic discourse that often denies the personal.

Keywords:   Caribbean culture, Caribbean Space, Caribbean diaspora, migration, Africa, New World

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