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International Journal of Humanities and Arts

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

The role of hegemonic oppression in contributing to male absenteeism, gangster culture and violence in Jamaica and neighboring Caribbean islands: reflections in Collin Channer’s work: Providential

Author(s):

Dr. Linda Smith

Abstract:

Male Absenteeism remains a lingering problem in various Caribbean islands. The researcher has observed the crippling effects of the same on scores of Caribbean youth and senses that it is high time as a region, people of the Caribbean pay closer attention to some of the challenges that plague our youth such as gangster culture and violence, and firmly believes that we can collectively attempt to identify creative ways of lessening the incidence of male absenteeism, gangster culture and violence in our local communities. One creative way to address the problem of male absenteeism is to tackle it from the source- and tap into the critical tools of empire such as history, statehood and economy for example, in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of some of the societal complexities that characterize empire. Likewise, in analyzing Collin Channer’s work Providential, it was discovered that the prevailing themes in several of his poems address the effects of hegemony, colonial oppression, material exploitation, injustice and the accompanying insidious forms of violence that remain an integral part and parcel of colonial society.

Pages: 42-43  |  225 Views  77 Downloads


International Journal of Humanities and Arts
How to cite this article:
Dr. Linda Smith. The role of hegemonic oppression in contributing to male absenteeism, gangster culture and violence in Jamaica and neighboring Caribbean islands: reflections in Collin Channer’s work: Providential. Int. J. Humanit. Arts 2024;6(1):42-43. DOI: 10.33545/26647699.2024.v6.i1a.62
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