Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
First-Year Seminar


FYS Section A24. Hedonism II to H2 Worker: United States - Caribbean Connections

The last quarter century is often characterized as a period of economic globalization. National economies are increasingly linked by merchandise trade, investment flows, and the exchange of ideas and people. In this seminar, we examine how such connections between the United States and English Speaking Caribbean countries affect these economies and their peoples. We use films and texts from anthropology, sociology, history, economics and beyond to explore themes ranging from all-inclusive Caribbean resorts (like Hedonism II), to how globalization shapes “home cooking,” to U.S. guest workers (including H2 workers), and West Indian teens in New York City.

Brenda WyssBrenda Wyss
Associate Professor of Economics