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The Confounding Island

Jamaica and the Postcolonial Predicament

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674988057

Publication Date: 11/12/2019

Academic Trade

432 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

14 illus., 8 tables

Belknap Press

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Orlando Patterson is John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University; the author of Freedom in the Making of Western Culture, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and Slavery and Social Death; and the editor of The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth, for which he was awarded the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Lifetime Achievement. His work has been honored by the American Sociological Association and the American Political Science Association, among others, and he is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He served as Special Advisor for Social Policy and Development to Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley and was awarded the Order of Distinction by the Government of Jamaica.

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