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Presentation Title

The Bermuda Triangle: Conflicts in Unifying National Identity

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Maya Beckles '13Follow

Location

Young 320

Abstract

A small, isolated island located in the mid-Atlantic, Bermuda is most recognized for its paradisiacal environment and friendly locals, and tourism and international business serve as the two highest sources of GDP. Over the last decade, however, Bermuda has experienced a surge in gang-related violence that has illuminated various conflicts over the true nature of a Bermudian and what it means to lay claim to ‘Bermudian’ as a national identity. My project examines how Bermudians navigate between politics, economics, and violence in their everyday lives and create culture to enhance the construction of Bermudian as a national identity.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-9-2013 11:40 AM

End Date

4-9-2013 12:00 PM

Panel

Panel: Culture and Society in the Americas

Panel Moderator

Robert Lemke

Field of Study for Presentation

Sociology and Anthropology

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Apr 9th, 11:40 AM Apr 9th, 12:00 PM

The Bermuda Triangle: Conflicts in Unifying National Identity

Young 320

A small, isolated island located in the mid-Atlantic, Bermuda is most recognized for its paradisiacal environment and friendly locals, and tourism and international business serve as the two highest sources of GDP. Over the last decade, however, Bermuda has experienced a surge in gang-related violence that has illuminated various conflicts over the true nature of a Bermudian and what it means to lay claim to ‘Bermudian’ as a national identity. My project examines how Bermudians navigate between politics, economics, and violence in their everyday lives and create culture to enhance the construction of Bermudian as a national identity.