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Modern blackness nationalism, globalization, and the politics of culture in Jamaica
Modern blackness nationalism, globalization, and the politics of culture in Jamaica
Thomas Deborah A2004
Articles
Subject: Modern Blackness is an ethnographic exploration of Jamaican identity in the late twentieth century and early twenty-first. Analysing nationalism, popular culture, and political economy in relation to one another, the author highlights an ongoing struggle in Jamaica between the values associated with the postcolonial state and those generated in and through popular culture. Following independence in 1962, cultural and political polices in Jamaica were geared toward the development of a multiracial creole nationalism reflected in the country?s motto: ?Out of many, one people?. As the author shows, by the late 1990s, creole nationalism was superseded by ?modern blackness? ? an urban blackness rooted in youth culture and influenced by African American popular culture. Expressions of blackness that has been marginalized in national cultural policy became paramount in contemporary understandings of what it was to be Jamaican.
Edition:
1st ed
Imprint:
US 2004 Duke University Press
Collation:
357p
ISBN:
0822334194
Dewey class:
CU.3.07THO
Local class:
CU.3.07/THO
Language:
English
BRN:
1841009
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