They came from the some of the Caribbean islands like Cuba, Jamaica, Guyana, Haiti, Barbados and even Trinidad and Tobago for job opportunities after seeing the Bahamian men leaving to work in Florida.They came in 1922 and are still continuing to come today. They’ve brought surnames that include Reid, Lawrence, Holder, Gibbs, Watson, Gooding, Ifill, Springer, Lopez, deGregory and our beloved Pindling. A majority of teachers in Bahamian schools are not Bahamian, a majority of them are from the Caribbean. They did not just begin to have teaching jobs in the Bahamian schools, they’ve done it since the 1920s. In our law enforcement duties, they assisted us and helped us to form our own Royal Bahamas Police Force.
1.5 GLOBALIZATION AND AFRICAN FAMILY Globalization not only affects politics, economics, and religion, culture, etc., but also families, i.e., the nucleus of every society. Family is considered a basic cell of the society. All social and cultural practices find their connection with a notion of family, either supporting or distorting it. Family plays a crucial role in Africa. Mbiti says that “each person in African traditional life lives in or as a part of the family”.
The term “Family” in sociology defines it as a social institution found in all societies that unite people in cooperative groups to oversee the bearing and raising of children. It is relative stable pattern of structures. These structures acts as the back bone of a society, where family is a universal phenomenon, also as a social institution it performs two critical functions. Respectively those functions are procreation or child birth and economic cooperation. From the above mentioned definition we can see that family is being a part of this system for a very long time in the social history.
Social stratification has been a part of society for thousands of years and has yet to dissipate. It is prevalent on the micro and macro level and has been a part of various societies and cultures ranging from the united states all the way to India. Social Stratification, "is a system of inequality that takes into account the differences among individual members of a society and ranks them by their wealth, power, prestige, and ascribed status, thus creating a social hierarchy" (Larkin, 2015, para. 5). The organizing principles of social stratification are class, gender, and race.
Introduction Families are a social institution present in all societies that allow people to form groups that undergo childbearing and manage the raising of children. (Macionis, 2013) By observation, we can see the prevalence of traditional families in modern Hong Kong. However, the paper will argue for the benefits of traditional families in society as a whole. Analysis The term “family” can be defined by different social groups, including nuclear families, extended families, single parent families. Nuclear families are defined by a married couple and their children that live in the same household, which is equivalent to the definition of traditional family as provided by the essay topic.
Critically analyze the contribution of the Plural Society Model to your understanding of Caribbean Social Structure in the post -independence era. Shadee Douglas St. George’s university Social Structure and Caribbean Society Dr. Damian Greaves March 5th,2018. The Caribbean is a place where most of the countries share the history. It is a history that is deeply embedded with loss and struggle. Over the course of history, the Caribbean has been through a lot of stages from slavery, colonialism come right down to independence and post-independence.
These maroons formed communities as free men and women who carried on to live their African lifestyle. When the British captured Jamaica, the Spanish fled to neighboring Cuba leaving behind their slaves. The British were few in numbers that they had to occupy the south side of the island. With this few Spaniards remain in Jamaica and inhabit the north side known as Sevilla Nueva. The two fought for approximately five years.
It’s the place where I have spent most of my childhood. As Africans, we truly value one family all living together under one roof, sharing meals, memories, money and everything. In the grand, rosy peach house, lies the family room which is filled with amazing memories that made me strong, compassionate, and
Family Systems Theory, also known as Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST), is a commonly used theory that is implicated in social work practice, usually in working with family components. Family Systems Theory helps one to understand the relationships between a family unit based on each individual’s “role” in the family, or how the various roles in a family may impact the behaviors and attitudes of the person in focus. The theory presents how one relationship within the unit may disrupt or affect that of another in the unit, and that you cannot look solely at the individual when assessing and intervening with clients. Family Systems theory explains how potent relational forces ensure survival and facilitate less anxious physiological states
(The Planning Research and Development Unit of the Ministry of Education, 2000) Post – emancipation, the Caribbean inherited the patriarchal societies of their colonizers. Therefore, this ensured women remained subordinate for the most of Caribbean history (Linden, 2003). But over the years, women having access to education has transformed gender relations, but only to a certain extent. Therefore the statement “improving Caribbean women’s access to education has met a practical need and satisfied a basic human right but has done little to change their subordinate positions in their societies”(Bailey, 2003) does hold some weight. However, the ways in which women’s positions have been improved due to