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Modern blackness : nationalism, globalization and the politics of culture in Jamaica

Author: Deborah A Thomas
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2004.
Series: Latin America otherwise : languages, empires, nations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Modern Blackness' offers an ethnographic study of cultural policy in Jamaica as seen from above & below in relation to race, class, & nation.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah A Thomas
ISBN: 0822334089 9780822334088 0822334194 9780822334194
OCLC Number: 56964662
Description: 368 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments xiIntroduction: "Out of Many, One (Black) People" 1Part 1: The Global-National 271. The "Problem" of Nationalism in the British West Indies; or, "What We Are and What We Hope to Be" 292. Political Economies of Culture 58Part II: The National-Local 933. Strangers and Friends 954. Institutionalizing (Racialized) Progress 1305. Emancipating the Nation (Again) 158Part III: The Local-Global 1936. Political Economies of Modernity 1957. Modern Blackness; or, Theoretical "Tripping" on Black Vernacular Cultures 230Conclusion: The Remix 263Epilogue 271Notes 279Bibliography 311Index 341
Series Title: Latin America otherwise : languages, empires, nations.
Responsibility: Deborah A. Thomas.

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