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The confounding island : Jamaica and the postcolonial predicament, Orlando Patterson

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The confounding island : Jamaica and the postcolonial predicament
Title
The confounding island
Title remainder
Jamaica and the postcolonial predicament
Statement of responsibility
Orlando Patterson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Orlando Patterson returns to Jamaica, his birthplace, to reckon with its history and culture. Locals claim to be some of the world's happiest people, and their successes in music and athletics are legendary. Yet the country remains violent and poor. In Jamaica the dilemmas of globalization and postcolonial politics are thrown into stark relief"--
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1940-
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Patterson, Orlando
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Postcolonialism
  • Nationalism and sports
  • Reggae music
  • Urban poor
  • Jamaica
  • Jamaica
Label
The confounding island : Jamaica and the postcolonial predicament, Orlando Patterson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Explaining postcolonial failure: Why has Jamaica trailed Barbados on the path to sustained growth? -- The role of institutions, colonialism, and cultural appropriation -- Why Is democratic Jamaica so violent? -- Revisiting the "democratic peace" thesis -- Were female workers preferred in Jamaica's early economic development? -- Employment, urbanization, and gender among the postcolonial proletariat -- Part II. Three Cultural Puzzles: Why are Jamaicans the fastest runners in the world? -- The institutionalization of athletic prowess -- Why did postcolonial Jamaicans riot at a cricket match against Britain? -- The ritual of cricket in West Indian societies -- Why does globalization not produce cultural homogenization? -- The example of Jamaican reggae music -- Part III. The failures of policy and politicians: why do policies to help the urban poor so often fail? -- A Jamaican case study -- Sad about Manley -- Portrait of a flawed charisma
Control code
on1089973356
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 409 pages
Isbn
9780674988057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089973356
Label
The confounding island : Jamaica and the postcolonial predicament, Orlando Patterson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Explaining postcolonial failure: Why has Jamaica trailed Barbados on the path to sustained growth? -- The role of institutions, colonialism, and cultural appropriation -- Why Is democratic Jamaica so violent? -- Revisiting the "democratic peace" thesis -- Were female workers preferred in Jamaica's early economic development? -- Employment, urbanization, and gender among the postcolonial proletariat -- Part II. Three Cultural Puzzles: Why are Jamaicans the fastest runners in the world? -- The institutionalization of athletic prowess -- Why did postcolonial Jamaicans riot at a cricket match against Britain? -- The ritual of cricket in West Indian societies -- Why does globalization not produce cultural homogenization? -- The example of Jamaican reggae music -- Part III. The failures of policy and politicians: why do policies to help the urban poor so often fail? -- A Jamaican case study -- Sad about Manley -- Portrait of a flawed charisma
Control code
on1089973356
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 409 pages
Isbn
9780674988057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089973356

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