The Resource Nationalism and identity : culture and the imagination in a Caribbean diaspora, Stefano Harney

Nationalism and identity : culture and the imagination in a Caribbean diaspora, Stefano Harney

Label
Nationalism and identity : culture and the imagination in a Caribbean diaspora
Title
Nationalism and identity
Title remainder
culture and the imagination in a Caribbean diaspora
Statement of responsibility
Stefano Harney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The nation-state of Trinidad and Tobago offers a unique case for the study of the forces and ideologies of nationalism. This book reveals how this ethnically diverse nation (40% African origin, 40-45% East Indian origin, plus those of Syrian, Chinese, Portuguese, French and English descent), independent for less than forty years, has provided fertile ground for the creative tension between the imagination of the writer in his or her search for a habitable text of identity and the official discourse on nationalism in Trinidad and Tobago. This discourse has in turn been embedded in a struggle that propels the nation's story. Following on from this background, the study examines the changes and influences on the sense of nationalism and peoplehood caused by migration and the ethnicization of migrant communities in the metropoles
  • Adding to the comparative tone of much of this book, models of nationalism and ethnicity, often based on other societies, are tested against the imaginings of Trinidad by such essayists as V S Naipaul, C L R James, Willi Chen, Valerie Belgrave and Earl Lovelace
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/972983
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9272
LC item number
.H37 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Nationalism and identity : culture and the imagination in a Caribbean diaspora, Stefano Harney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-207) and index
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Contents
1. Beyond Nationalism: Literary Nation-building in the Work of Earl Lovelace and Michael Anthony -- 2. Men Go Have Respect For All O' We: Valerie Belgrave's Invention of Trinidad -- 3. Willi Chen and Carnival Nationalism in Trinidad -- 4. Samuel Selvon and the Chronopolitics of a Diasporic Nationalism -- 5. Neil Bissoondath and Migrant Liberation from the Nation -- 6. V.S. Naipaul and the Pitfalls of Nationalism -- 7. C.L.R. James and Egalitarian Nationalism in the Caribbean -- Conclusion: Mud Mas: Playing Identity
Control code
000011879845
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9781856493758
Lccn
95040974
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.b20534814
System control number
  • 11879845lw
  • (OCoLC)33161515

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