|Author:||Deborah A. Thomas|
|Title:||Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica|
|Format:||mobi lrf lit txt|
|ePUB size:||1798 kb|
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|Publisher:||Duke University Press (October 5, 2011)|
Start by marking Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. by. Deborah A. Thomas. Exceptional Violence is a sophisticated examination of postcolonial state formation in the Caribbean, considered across time and space, from the period of imperial New World expansion to the contemporary neoliberal era, and from neighborhood dynamics in Kingston to transnational socioeconomic and political fields.
At the opening of her book Thomas explained that she did not originally set out to write about violence, for its prominence in present-day Jamaican society seemed to have rendered it cliché as a subject for academic study. Yet, as her work in Exceptional Violence makes abundantly clear, the cliché is not the violence itself but the simplistic ways violence-and citizenship-have thus far been addressed in Jamaica and elsewhere.
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Deborah A. Thomas takes as her fast concentration violence in Jamaica and representations of that violence as they circulation in the state and in another country. cultural coverage, Thomas develops numerous arguments . Read Online or Download Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica PDF. Similar anthropology books. Download e-book for iPad: The Anthropology of Magic by Susan Greenwood.
Exceptional Violence. Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica. Book Pages: 320 Illustrations: 11 illustrations Published: October 2011. Author: Deborah A. Subjects Anthropology Cultural Anthropology, Caribbean Studies, Postcolonial and Colonial Studies. In Sum, Thomas’ treatment of violence in the Caribbean offers an alternative perspective not just on curbing violence, but on understanding avenues for social change. Marlyn J. Jones, Canadian Journal of History. Exceptional Violence is a theoretically sophisticated examination of contemporary Jamaica, with much to offer students of postcolonialism, anthropology, transnationalism, and the African diaspora.
In this supremely engaging book, Deborah A. Thomas puts to rest a number of procrustean, often racist, preconceptions about violence in Jamaica and, by extension, other postcolonies. But Thomas does more than this. She opens up a window into the very soul of Jamaica and its diasporas, examining how Jamaicans today envisage and make their futures; how new, embodied forms of subjectivity and citizenship are being practiced and performed; and how we may understand the role of ‘culture’ and representation in these processes. Exceptional Violence is the kind of book from which not only every anthropologist but every intelligent reader will learn something worth knowing.
In reframing the historical object of violence in Jamaica, she enables us to see hitherto obscured dimensions of its embodied constitution as social practice and social imaginary, its relation to citizenship and gender, the state and community, racial subjectivities and. transnational migrations. It is a fine achievement. David Scott, Columbia University.