An Ethnography of Cosmopolitanism in Kingston, Jamaica (Caribbean Studies v. 7)

An Ethnography of Cosmopolitanism in Kingston, Jamaica (Caribbean Studies v. 7)

By: Huon Wardle (author)Hardback

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This ethnography of social life in Kingston, Jamaica, is also a study of the relationship between two major and often conflicting forces in current cultural experience: community and cosmopolitanism. People from the Caribbean - subject to slavery, the plantation economy, the labour migration - have experienced one of the longest exposures to a global political and economic order of any social grouping. For centuries, Jamaicans have lived at a crossroads of transnational, economic, social and cultural dynamics. The Jamaican social milieu is characterized by massively heterogeneous and creative cultural activity. A central proposition of this book is that Jamaicans in the capital, Kingston, are still living out the aesthetic and moral consequences and contradictions of the Enlightenment and modernity.

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  • publication date: 31/10/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780773475526
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780773475526
  • ISBN10: 0773475524

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