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Race, Class, and the Politics of Decolonization : Jamaica Journals 1961 and 1968 (Hardcover) (Colin

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This book consists of two journals kept while the author was carrying out fieldwork in Jamaica – the first in 1961, one year before the colony's independence in 1962, and the second in 1968. Research in Kingston and visits to rural communities are described, before the reader is taken into the 1961 political underworld of black racism and Marxism, where the machinations of the various political groups involved lead up to the Federal Referendum (and rejection of federation). The 1968 journal explains the impact of independence and the intervening elections of 1962 and 1967 on the dissolution the dissident forces of black racism. It also identifies the post-independence roots of Jamaica's two-party politics – the misuse of patronage by politicians, who drip-fed homes and jobs in return for electoral support, and the deployment at election times of violence by gangs allied to the political parties.

Number of Pages: 218
Genre: History, Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Studies of the Americas
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Colin Clarke
Language: English
Street Date: November 4, 2015
TCIN: 50241352
UPC: 9781137540775
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-6717
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