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Exceptional violence : embodied citizenship in transnational Jamaica

Author: Deborah A Thomas
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, ©2011.
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"Exceptional Violence is a sophisticated examination of postcolonial state formation in the Caribbean, considered across time and space, from the period of imperial New World expansion to the contemporary neoliberal era, and from neighborhood dynamics in Kingston to transnational socioeconomic and political fields. Deborah A. Thomas takes as her immediate focus violence in Jamaica and representations of that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah A Thomas
ISBN: 9780822350682 0822350688 9780822350866 0822350866
OCLC Number: 700406681
Description: xiii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Dead bodies, 2004-2005 --
Deviant bodies, 2005/1945 --
Spectacular bodies, 1816/2007 --
Public bodies, 2003 --
Resurrected bodies, 1963/2007 --
Coda. Repairing bodies.
Responsibility: Deborah A. Thomas.
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This ethnography of violence in Jamaica repudiates cultural explanations for violence, arguing that its roots lie in deep racialized and gendered inequalities produced in imperial slave economies.  Read more...

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