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Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism$
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Anthony P. Maingot

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813061061

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813061061.001.0001

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Tradition and Modernity in a Model Small State

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Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

Anthony P. Maingot

University Press of Florida

Barbados has long been severely criticized––or ignored––because of its adherence to British political and cultural traditions. Much of this censure and neglect was a result of its having had the most racially segregated social relations among the Caribbean nations. Paradoxically, the island has evolved to have the best educated populace and the most politically stable and economically open of societies in the Caribbean. The growth of a black business bourgeoisie is one of the paramount features of the island’s modernization.

Keywords:   British cultural traditions, political stability, racial segregation, black business bourgeoisie, modernizatoin, open society, economic stability, educated populace

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