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Jamaica's Difficult Subjects : Negotiating Sovereignty in Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Criticism

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Harrison,Sheri-Marie author (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2014
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780814212639
Published:
Columbus: Ohio State University Press
ISBN:
0814212638
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Jamaica, Literature, Postcolonialism, History and criticism, Motion pictures, Sovereignty
Notes:
192 p., Argues that postcolonial critics must move beyond an identity-based orthodoxy as they examine problems of sovereignty. Harrison describes what she calls "difficult subjectsā€¯--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.