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ENGL 2209 Jamaican Culture & Globalization (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course focuses on "culture," specifically Jamaican culture, as an important global commodity. We will consider how Jamaican culture moves into global markets and is transformed into products and identities that are often at odds with the ideologies and values of the people who made it. We will examine definitions of globalization and then locate the role of culture within it. We will then consider how globalization influenced definitions of Jamaican culture and cultural values. Lastly, we will investigate how and/or if globalization has created opportunities for re-thinking nationalism, commodities, and in/formal economies.

Instructor(s): Rhonda Frederick

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: AADS2223


Last Updated: 24-Jun-17