Although the world is saturated with extraordinary methods, innovation, and technology, the Caribbean seems to have been left behind in the sustainable growth of global development. While the majority of the world defines the Caribbean as "paradise," the reality of life for Afro-Caribbean culture is defined by an unrelenting hardship. This book comprehensively analyzes this phenomenon from a unique and intimate perspective in order to offer a viable pathway to sustainable growth.
By examining the historic progression of the Caribbean region and the African culture within, the author explores the relationship between creative practice and socioeconomic crisis and questions whether limited access to environments that facilitate original and conceptual ideas correlates with socioeconomic crisis. The outcomes and methods of analysis developed in this book are a useful tool for other cultures or organizations seeking to diffuse socioeconomic crisis and implement a pathway of sustainable growth.
This innovative book will be of great interest to students and scholars of cultural and sustainability studies, Caribbean and African Studies, as well as Development and Sustainable Development
Table of Contents
1. An intentional task––Motivated by hardship and respect
2. A participant of crisis––Magnified positionality
3. "Paradise" lost in crisis––A historical progression of the Caribbean
4. An intentional reality: Three lenses of perspective
5. Amplifying the Afro-Carib voice––Research Design and Methodology
6. Emergent Themes––Participant generated findings
Kent J. Wessinger holds an earned PhD in Sustainability Education with a research emphasis in creative practice as a path to sustainable growth. Kent founded the create2elevate foundation in 2015.