Foreword Reviews

Citizenship Under Pressure

The 1970s in Jamaican Literature and Culture

2014 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Social Sciences (Adult Nonfiction)

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.