Citizenship Under Pressure
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Citizenship Under Pressure

By Rachel L. Mordecai
US$ 14.99
Book Description

Citizenship Under Pressure: The 1970s in Jamaican Literature and Culture is the first book-length study of the interaction of culture, politics and society in Jamaica’s formative postcolonial moment, the years between 1972 and 1980. Through examining literary and other texts from and about the period, Rachel Mordecai argues that the 1970s were defined by the explosion into the public sphere of a long-simmering dispute over the substance and limits of Jamaican citizenship, in which citizenship claims and counter-claims were advanced and contested via the symbolic deployment and re-configuration of race, class, and gender identities.

Table of Contents
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. MICHAEL (MANLEY) ENORMOUS: Race, Gender and Citizenship in 1970s Jamaica
  • 2. (COUNTER-)NARRATIVES OF BLACK CITIZENSHIP: Peter Tosh and the Sistren Theatre Collective
  • 3. MAROONS IN THE MOUNTAINS: The Creole Multiracial Subjectand the Problem of Blackness
  • 4. “COMMUNITIES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN”: Nostalgia and the 1970s
  • 5. SEXUALITY AND THE JAMAICAN CITIZEN
  • NOTES
    • Introduction
    • Chapter 1
    • Chapter 2
    • Chapter 3
    • Chapter 4
    • Chapter 5
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
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