M. G. Smith’s plural society theory and the challenge of Caribbean creolization

Besson, Jean. 2011. M. G. Smith’s plural society theory and the challenge of Caribbean creolization. In: Brian Meeks, ed. Caribbean Reasonings: M. G. Smith: Social theory and anthropology in the Caribbean and beyond. Kingston and Miami: Ian Randle Publishers, pp. 22-42. ISBN 978-976-637-533-1 [Book Section]

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Social Theory and Anthropology in the Caribbean and Beyond invites readers to explore the life and work of Michael Garfield Smith, one of the most prolific Caribbean thinkers of the post-war era. M. G., as he was known, is credited with having made significant contributions in the fields of anthropology, social theory, sociology and politics.

This collection of essays presents both sides of the creole society debate; arguments for and against M.G. Smith’s plural society theory; Smith’s fieldwork observations and conclusions in both Africa and the Caribbean; as well as a final section demonstrating the impact that M. G. Smith has had on scholarship coming out of the Caribbean.

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08 Jun 2015 15:26

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