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Postcolonialism and power relations in the Caribbean

The course offers a deep overview of Caribbean history, power relations, trade, society, culture, traditions of thought, literature and the regional influence of great powers. It also deals with a comprehensive overview of Caribbean philosophical expression as well as matters of identity, religion, subordination and post-colonial thought.

Authentic view of a street of Old Havana with old buildings and cars
Foto: TRAVNIKOVSTUDIO - Havana, Cuba - 2017

The course deals with the history of the Caribbean, power relationships, trade, society, culture, thought traditions, literature and the regional influence of the major powers. During the course, a number of philosophical expressions from the Caribbean area are analysed. We will take up issues of identity, religion, subordination and postcolonial thinking. Historical themes, as well as contemporary literature and politics, will be dealt with. The course will also deal with the Caribbean based on its most important linguistic and cultural areas, the Spanish, English and French.