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No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Cindy Hahamovitch

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From South Africa in the nineteenth century to Hong Kong today, nations around the world, including the United States, have turned to guestworker programs to manage migration. These temporary labor ... More


Communion: Toward a Caribbean Theology of Collective Memory

Dianne M. Stewart

in Three Eyes for the Journey: African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195154153
eISBN:
9780199835713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154150.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This concluding chapter considers the implications of studying African-Jamaican religiosity for theology and for African-derived religions. It suggests new directions for Caribbean theology that are ... More


“Stir it Up”: Jamaican Guestworkers in the Promised Land

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the experiences of the Jamaican guestworkers who came to the United States during World War II. These guestworkers were an unusually worldly, educated, and articulate group of ... More


John Bull Meets Jim Crow: Jamaican Guestworkers in the Wartime South

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the Jamaican guestworkers' transfer to Clewiston, Florida, where their status sank from exotic British war workers to “alien negro laborers,” and neither their British ... More


Collapse: The Broken Bulwark

Janson C. Parker

in Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332025
eISBN:
9780199868179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Describes the optimism that accompanied the settlement of the Chaguaramas dispute, which formed part of the Kennedy administration's anti-Castro hemispheric diplomacy. Along with the Alliance for ... More


Epilogue: Ethnographic Presents and Future Pasts

Kenneth M. Bilby

in True-Born Maroons

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032788
eISBN:
9780813039138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032788.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the ethnographic future of the Jamaican Maroons. No one can tell how many Kromanti language specialists remain in the Maroon communities in Jamaica. By the late 1970s, there ... More


Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

Brian Meeks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461213
eISBN:
9781626740679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461213.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book reflects on Caribbean politics, particularly radical politics and ideologies in the postcolonial era. The book also explains the peculiarities of the contemporary neoliberal period while ... More


Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica

Charles Price

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767467
eISBN:
9780814768464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767467.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

So much has been written about the Rastafari, yet we know so little about why and how people join the Rastafari movement. Although popular understandings evoke images of dreadlocks, reggae, and ... More


Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833

Daniel Livesay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469634432
eISBN:
9781469634449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634432.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book traces the lives of more than three hundred mixed-race Jamaicans who left the Caribbean for Britain in the eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. Born to free and enslaved women of ... More


Royalty and the Bonds of Empire

Anne Spry Rush

in Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the first of three case studies that explore the place of the British royal family in Jamaicans’ understanding of and identification with Britishness. It explores Jamaican views ... More


A Model for Secession?: The 1936 Abdication Crisis

Anne Spry Rush

in Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter traces how middle-class Jamaicans who participated in the public debate about Edward VIII's 1936 abdication understood the effects of his actions on the monarchy and the British people — ... More


Modern Raleighs in a New Elizabethan Age

Anne Spry Rush

in Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter concludes the book's investigation of royalty by examining how, in the post-war colonial period, Jamaicans aligned themselves with the British monarch to emphasize their pride in being ... More


Problems of Power in the Design of Indicators of Safety and Justice in the Global South *

Christopher Stone

in Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199658244
eISBN:
9780199949915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter studies the bottom-up creation of locally usable near real time ‘active indicators’, as well as the top-down production of donor-demanded indicators. It explores the indicators of ... More


Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Susanna Sloat

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book tells how Caribbean dance is shaped by cultures mixing Africa and Europe and sometimes Asia in a new world. Many authors are cultural leaders on the islands, while others live elsewhere, ... More


The Dudus Events in Jamaica and the Future of Caribbean Politics (2011)

Brian Meeks

in Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461213
eISBN:
9781626740679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461213.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses how the Jamaican cultural hegemony is further sealed by the growth of an increasingly integrated Caribbean diaspora, resulting with several phases in Jamaican politics. The ... More


Ghanaian Gome and Jamaican Kumina: West African Influences

Isaac Nii Akrong (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

Writing from the cultural perspective of his native Ghana and Ga-Adangme roots, Isaac Nii Akrong looks into complex connections between aspects of Ghanaian culture and that of Jamaica. He discusses ... More


When Jamaica Dances: Context and Content

Cheryl Ryman (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

Cheryl Ryman offers an intensive view of the complexities and richness of Jamaican folkloric dance. She sets up a detailed context for her unusually complete description of the dances, giving ... More


Dance, Divas, Queens, and Kings: Dance and Culture in Jamaican Dancehall

Sonjah Stanley Niaah (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

Sonjah Stanley Niaah enters the creative world of dancehall queens and kings as they invent and pass on new moves and dances in a milieu that transforms people from their workaday lives. She cites ... More


Contract Workers, Exiles, and Commuters: Neocolonial and Postmodern Labor Arrangements

Jana K. Lipman

in Guantanamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255395
eISBN:
9780520942370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255395.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The U.S. Navy employed Jamaican workers as a result of the 1964 layoffs. GTMO unconsciously developed a new military model, which separated the base and its geography through this process. The ... More


From Africa to Jamaica: The Making of an Atlantic Slave Society, 17751807

Audra A. Diptee

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034829
eISBN:
9780813038414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034829.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Rich with historical sketches of the life and experiences of slaves in Africa, on slave ships, and in Jamaica, this book illustrates the way enslaved Africans lived and helped to shape Jamaican ... More


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