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Shadeism is a direct result of slavery – and the psychological and sociological impacts are still visible in the Caribbean - and elsewhere - today. This book, originally a Masters research project, describes the phenomenon of shadeism, and examines it within the context of the wider Caribbean, focusing particularly on Caribbean history and literature. It also examines two ...more
Kindle Edition, 86 pages
Published May 6th 2018 (first published 1998)
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Exploring Shadeism by Sharon Hurley Hall is the product of the author's MA research project written in 1998 and self-published in the form of a book in 2018. The text draws on the work of philosophers and sociologists to unpack the concept of shadeism (or colourism)- the discrimination in which darker skin folk experience greater disadvantage than their lighter skin counterparts. Hall then publishes findings from interviews conducted with over 100 Black individuals based in the Barbados.

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Sharon Hurley Hall holds MA degrees in Media and Cultural Studies, and in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Sharon helped develop the MA Journalism programme at Coventry University. Sharon has been a professional writer for more than 30 years and mentors writers and small business owners via the Biz of Writing programme.

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“To be white in the Caribbean is to have money, power, and the freedom to do anything or nothing - it is, in many cases, to occupy the top rung of society.” 3 likes
“The experience of slavery is the bedrock on which Caribbean society has been founded.” 1 likes
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