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Author Tomlinson, Lisa.

Title The African-Jamaican Aesthetic : Cultural Retention and Transformation Across Borders.

Imprint Boston : BRILL, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (234 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
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Series Cross/Cultures Ser.
Cross/Cultures Ser.
Note Print version record.
Contents The African-Jamaican Aesthetic: Cultural Retention and Transformation Across Borders; Copyright; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1 Work Songs, Proverbs, and Storytelling in Jamaican Literary Tradition; 2 The African-Jamaican Aesthetic, Pan-Africanism, and Decolonization in Early Jamaican Literature; 3 Crossing Over to the Diaspora: The Reggae Aesthetic, Dub, and the Literary Diaspora; 4 Gendering Dub Culture Across Diaspora: Jamaican Female Dub Poets in Canada and England; 5 Home Away from Home: The African-Jamaican Aesthetic in Diasporic Novels; Conclusion; Works Cited; Index.
Summary The African-Jamaican Aesthetic' explores the ways in which diasporic African-Jamaican writers employ cultural referents aesthetically in their literary works to challenge dominant European literary discourses; articulate concerns about racialization and belonging; and preserve and enact cultural continuities in their new environment(s). The creative works considered provide insight into how local and indigenous Caribbean knowledges are both changed by the transfer to new, diasporic locales and reflect a unified consciousness of African-Jamaican roots and culture. The works surveyed also reveal significant connections with a?past? Africa. Indeed, Africa is treated as a central source of aesthetic influence in these writers? expression of local cultures and indigenous knowledges. Aspects covered include language (Jamaican Patwa), religion, folklore, music, and dance to identify the continuities in an African-Jamaican aesthetic, which is understood here as an ongoing dialogue of cultural memory between the Caribbean, Africa, and diasporic spaces.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-200) and index.
Subject Jamaican literature -- History and criticism.
Jamaican literature -- African influences.
Littérature jamaïquaine (anglaise) -- Histoire et critique.
Littérature jamaïquaine (anglaise) -- Influence africaine.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Jamaican literature. (OCoLC)fst00981295
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Tomlinson, Lisa. African-Jamaican Aesthetic : Cultural Retention and Transformation Across Borders. Boston : BRILL, ©2017 9789004338005
ISBN 9004342338
9789004342330 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004342330
AU@ 000062543321

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