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Creolization as Cultural Creativity
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Creolization as Cultural Creativity

Robert Baron and Ana C. Cara

Abstract

Global in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, this book explores the expressive forms and performances that come into being when cultures encounter one another. Creolization is presented as a powerful marker of identity in the postcolonial creole societies of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the southwest Indian Ocean region, as well as a universal process that can occur anywhere cultures come into contact. An extraordinary number of cultures from Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe, the southern United States, Trinidad and Tobago, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Réunion, Puerto Rico, Argen ... More

Keywords: creolization, postcolonial creole societies, Latin America, Caribbean, southwest Indian Ocean, folklore, ethnomusicology, material culture, Gombe drum, ritual piracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781617031069
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617031069.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Baron, editor

Ana C. Cara, editor

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