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Working juju : representations of the Caribbean fantastic

Author: Andrea Shaw Nevins
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Working Juju examines how fantastical and unreal modes are deployed in portrayals of the Caribbean in popular and literary culture as well as in the visual arts. The Caribbean has historically been constructed as a region mantled by the fantastic. Andrea Shaw Nevins analyzes such imaginings of the Caribbean and interrogates the freighting of Caribbean-infused spaces with characteristics that register as fantastical.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2019018154
(OCoLC)1097961084
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Shaw Nevins
ISBN: 9780820356105 0820356107
OCLC Number: 1126796762
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction. Kingdoms in other worlds : the science of working juju --
British obeah : the making of Caribbean savages --
Devilish divas and gangster monsters : Hollywood's monstrous imaginings of the Caribbean --
The haunting of a nation : death and discourse in Jamaica --
Exodus : the intergalactic movement of Jah people in the works of Tobias Buckell --
Conclusion. Seeing strange things : fantastical visual portrayals of the Caribbean --
Appendix. Interview with Tobias Buckell.
Responsibility: Andrea Shaw Nevins.

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