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Public Secrets: Race and Colour in Colonial and Independent Jamaica

Henrice Altink


Informed by Critical Race Theory and based on a wide range of sources, including official sources, memoirs, and semi-autobiographical fiction, this book examines multiple forms of racial discrimination in Jamaica and how they were talked about and experienced from the end of the First World War until the demise of democratic socialism in the 1980. Case studies on, amongst others, the labour market, education, the family and legal system will demonstrate the extent to which race and colour shaped social relations in the island in the decades preceding and following independence and convey that ... More

Keywords: Race, Discrimination, Caribbean, Decolonisation, Inequality, Postcolonial

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620009
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henrice Altink, author