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Citizenship Under Pressure

The 1970s in Jamaican Literature and Culture

2014 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Social Sciences (Adult Nonfiction)
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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.