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Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Susanna Sloat

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book tells how Caribbean dance is shaped by cultures mixing Africa and Europe and sometimes Asia in a new world. Many authors are cultural leaders on the islands, while others live elsewhere, ... More


The British West Indies

Charles O.H. Parkinson

in Bills of Rights and Decolonization: The Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain's Overseas Territories

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231935
eISBN:
9780191716157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231935.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

During independence negotiations in British Guiana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, the debate about bills of rights did not focus on the merits of bills of rights in protecting the rights of ... More


Tradition Reaffirming Itself in New Forms: An Overview of Trinidad and Tobago Folk Dances

Hazel Franco (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Dance

Hazel Franco braids the many strands of the two islands' (Trinidad and Tobago) folk dance cultures with their histories. She focuses on Afro-Trinidadian dances and their underlying African heritages ... More


Music from behind the Bridge: Steelband Aesthetics and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago

Shannon Dudley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175479
eISBN:
9780199851522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175479.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A symbol of Trinidadian culture, the steelband has made an extraordinary transformation since its origins: from junk metal to steel orchestra, and from disparaged underclass pastime to Trinidad and ... More


The Struggle for Chaguaramas

James M. May

in Eric Williams & the Making of the Modern Caribbean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829875
eISBN:
9781469605692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888506_palmer.8
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the Chaguaramas dispute, the battle with the United States over the return of the land on which the Chaguaramas Naval Station had been constructed to the people of Trinidad and ... More


Eric Williams and the Golden Handshake

James M. May

in Eric Williams & the Making of the Modern Caribbean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829875
eISBN:
9781469605692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888506_palmer.9
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the rejection of Trinidad and Tobago over the “golden handshake”—that is, the parting gift on the nation's independence from the United Kingdom. The golden handshake was ... More


The Economics and Politics of Race

James M. May

in Eric Williams & the Making of the Modern Caribbean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829875
eISBN:
9781469605692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888506_palmer.13
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the economics and politics of race in Trinidad and Tobago. It discusses the ethnic diversity of the nation, the evolution of a racialized tone to political culture, racial ... More


Leave Me Alone: Violence Against Women in Trinidad and Tobago

Nirmala Prakash, Melissa Indera Singh, Jennifer Prevot, Stephanie Gopie, Jade Vorster, and Peter Averkiou

in Women's Journey to Empowerment in the 21st Century: A Transnational Feminist Analysis of Women's Lives in Modern Times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190927097
eISBN:
9780190927127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927097.003.0021
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice, Communities and Organizations

This chapter analyzes violence against women (VAW) and intimate partner violence (IPV) using contextual factors of intersectionality and familial, political, and sociocultural paradigms as the lens ... More


“Up Against a Wall”: Muslim Women’s Struggle to Reclaim Masjid Space in Trinidad and Tobago

Rhoda Reddock

in Islam and the Americas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060132
eISBN:
9780813050584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060132.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this chapter, Rhoda Reddock analyzes women’s mosque movements globally as a backdrop to a historical exploration of the changing position of women in Islamic religious practice in Trinidad and ... More


Eric Williams & the Making of the Modern Caribbean

Colin A. Palmer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829875
eISBN:
9781469605692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888506_palmer
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Born in Trinidad, Eric Williams (1911–81) founded the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's first modern political party in 1956, led the country to independence from the British culminating in 1962, and ... More


Woman Is Boss: Music and Gender in Trinidad’s Cultural History

Hope Munro

in What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807533
eISBN:
9781496807571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter situates Afro-Trinidadian women within the complex ethno-history of the nation and highlights their roles as cultural agents over time. In the Caribbean, the music world and public ... More


Introduction

Tomeiko Ashford Carter, Tanya L. Shields, and William Darity

in The Legacy of Eric Williams: Into the Postcolonial Moment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462425
eISBN:
9781626746985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462425.003.0011
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory chapter examines Dr. Eric Williams from several perspectives: as a political trailblazer, a charismatic personality, the embodiment of a nation’s aspirations, a social enthusiast, ... More


Introduction: Military Might, Melodious Music

Andrew R. Martin

in Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter briefly discusses an in-depth study of the US Navy Steel Band and its relationship within the scope of two overarching narratives: the development of post-WWII military ... More


The National Instrument

Shannon Dudley

in Music from behind the Bridge: Steelband Aesthetics and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175479
eISBN:
9780199851522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175479.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter shows how the conceptual distance between the idea of pan as the persecuted invention of poor black people on the one hand, and as the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago on the ... More


Courting Grenada

James M. May

in Eric Williams & the Making of the Modern Caribbean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829875
eISBN:
9781469605692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888506_palmer.10
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Leaders of the various islands of the West Indies Federation—Grantley Adams of Barbados, Norman Manley of Jamaica, and Eric Williams of Trinidad and Tobago had fundamental differences over the ... More


The February Revolution (1970) as a Catalyst for Change in Trinidad and Tobago

Brinsley Samaroo

in Black Power in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049090
eISBN:
9780813046693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049090.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the emergence of the Black Power movement in Trinidad and Tobago, arguing that for all its shortcomings, the “February Revolution” of 1970 had a discernible impact on Trinidadian ... More


Introduction

Hope Munro

in What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807533
eISBN:
9781496807571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book examines how women became significant contributors to the performance of calypso and soca, as well as the musical development of the steel pan art form, in Trinidad and Tobago. Drawing on ... More


From Calypso Queen to Calypso Monarch

Hope Munro

in What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807533
eISBN:
9781496807571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the careers and performance strategies of the three most successful female calypsonians in contemporary Trinidad: Calypso Rose, Singing Sandra, and Denyse Plummer. Each woman ... More


From Panman to Pannist

Shannon Dudley

in Music from behind the Bridge: Steelband Aesthetics and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175479
eISBN:
9780199851522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175479.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

As the steelband approached middle age in the 1980s, it was diagnosed with a malady called the “Panorama mentality” or “Panorama syndrome,” which manifested itself as an unhealthy and exclusive ... More


More Than Dawud and Jalut: Decriminalizing the Jamaat al Muslimeen and Madressa in Trinidad

Jeanne P. Baptiste

in Islam and the Americas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060132
eISBN:
9780813050584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060132.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this chapter, Jeanne P. Baptiste brings into view critically—as actors rather than as spectacle—Muslim men and Muslim women in a non-Muslim country to examine the ambiguous and ambivalent ... More


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