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The Resource Jamaica's Difficult subjects : negotiating sovereignty in Anglophone Caribbean literature and criticism, Sheri-Marie Harrison

Jamaica's Difficult subjects : negotiating sovereignty in Anglophone Caribbean literature and criticism, Sheri-Marie Harrison

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Jamaica's Difficult subjects : negotiating sovereignty in Anglophone Caribbean literature and criticism
Title
Jamaica's Difficult subjects
Title remainder
negotiating sovereignty in Anglophone Caribbean literature and criticism
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Sheri-Marie Harrison
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Language
eng
Summary
Recognizing that in the contemporary postcolonial moment, national identity and cultural nationalism are no longer the primary modes of imagining sovereignty, Sheri-Marie Harrison argues that postcolonial critics must move beyond an identity-based orthodoxy as they examine problems of sovereignty. In Jamaica{u2019}s Difficult Subjects: Negotiating Sovereignty in Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Criticism, Harrison describes what she calls 2difficult subjects3{u2014}subjects that disrupt essentialized notions of identity as equivalent to sovereignty. She argues that these subjects function as a call for postcolonial critics to broaden their critical horizons beyond the usual questions of national identity and exclusion/inclusion. Harrison turns to Jamaican novels, creative nonfiction, and films from the 1960s to the present and demonstrates how they complicate standard notions of the relationship between national identity and sovereignty. She constructs a lineage between the difficult subjects in classic Caribbean texts like Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys and The Harder they Come by Perry Henzell and contemporary writing by Marlon James and Patricia Powell. What results is a sweeping new history of Caribbean literature and criticism that reconfigures how we understand both past and present writing. Jamaica{u2019}s Difficult Subjects rethinks how sovereignty is imagined, organized, and policed in the postcolonial Caribbean, opening new possibilities for reading multiple generations of Caribbean writing. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1979-
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Harrison, Sheri-Marie
Dewey number
820.9/97292
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9265.05
LC item number
H37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Jamaican literature
  • Sovereignty in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Caribbean literature (English)
  • Motion pictures
  • Caribbean literature (English)
  • Jamaican literature
  • Motion pictures
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Sovereignty in literature
  • Caribbean Area
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Jamaica's Difficult subjects : negotiating sovereignty in Anglophone Caribbean literature and criticism, Sheri-Marie Harrison
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-188) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
876900911
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 192 pages
Isbn
9780814212639
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014013473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)876900911
Label
Jamaica's Difficult subjects : negotiating sovereignty in Anglophone Caribbean literature and criticism, Sheri-Marie Harrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
876900911
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 192 pages
Isbn
9780814212639
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014013473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)876900911

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