Public Secrets

Race and Colour in Colonial and Independent Jamaica

Author: Henrice Altink

Publisher: Liverpool University Press


Category: History

Page: 280

View: 769

Informed by critical race theory and based on a wide range of sources, including official sources, memoirs, and anthropological studies, 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 1980s. It also pays attention to practices devoid of racial content but which equally helped to sustain a society stratified by race and colour, such as voting qualifications. Case studies on the labour market, education, the family and legal system, among other areas, demonstrate the extent to which race and colour shaped social relations in the island in the decades preceding and following independence and argue that racial discrimination was a public secret – everybody knew it took place but few dared to openly discuss or criticise it. The book ends with an examination of race and colour in contemporary Jamaica to show that race and colour have lost little of their power since independence and offers some suggestions to overcome the silence on race to facilitate equality of opportunity for all.

Modern Romance Collection: March 2018 Books 5 - 8

The Greek's Secret Son (Secret Heirs of Billionaires, Book 12) / Contracted for the Petrakis Heir (One Night with Consequences, Book 39) / Claimed by Her Billionaire Protector / Convenient Bride for the King (Claimed by a King, Book 2)

Author: Julia James

Publisher: Mills & Boon




View: 404

Four sizzlingly sexy romances from Mills & BoonThe Greek's Secret Son by Julia JamesHe's proposed to protect her...But she has a surprise of her own!Contracted for the Petrakis Heir by Annie West'I'm pregnant.'But this baby bombshell is nothing compared to Adoni's scandalous solution...!Claimed by Her Billionaire Protector by Robyn Donald'You shouldn't be on your own tonight.'But accepting his offer leads to sinful temptation...Convenient Bride for the King by Kelly HunterShe refused his royal proposal......but will she let him unlock the passion within?

The Next Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

View: 231

'Endlessly insightful and full of surprises - exactly what you would expect from Tim Harford' BILL BRYSON 'Entertaining . . . A lively introduction to some of the most ingenious, yet often overlooked inventions that have changed the way we live' The Times 'Every Tim Harford book is cause for celebration' MALCOLM GLADWELL 'Harford is a fine, perceptive writer, and an effortless explainer of tricky concepts. His book teems with good things, and will expand the mind of anyone lucky enough to read it' Daily Mail In Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy, the revolutionary, acclaimed book, radio series and podcast, bestselling economist Tim Harford introduced us to a selection of fifty radical inventions that changed the world. Now, in this new book, Harford once again brings us an array of remarkable, memorable, curious and often unexpected 'things' - inventions that teach us lessons by turns intimate and sweeping about the complex world economy we live in today. From the brick, blockchain and the bicycle to fire, the factory and fundraising, and from solar PV and the pencil to the postage stamp, this brilliant and enlightening collection resonates, fascinates and stimulates. It is a wonderful blend of insight and inspiration from one of Britain's finest non-fiction storytellers.

Horror Literature from Gothic to Post-Modern

Critical Essays

Author: Michele Brittany

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 579

From shambling zombies to Gothic ghosts, horror has entertained thrill-seeking readers for centuries. A versatile literary genre, it offers commentary on societal issues, fresh insight into the everyday and moral tales disguised in haunting tropes and grotesque acts, with many stories worthy of critical appraisal. This collection of new essays takes in a range of topics, focusing on historic works such as Ann Radcliffe's Gaston de Blondeville (1826) and modern novels including Max Brooks' World War Z. Other contributions examine weird fiction, Stephen King, Richard Laymon, Indigenous Australian monster mythology and horror in picture books for young children.

Vikings and the Vikings

Essays on Television's History Channel Series

Author: Paul Hardwick

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 241

View: 197

This essay collection is a wide-ranging exploration of Vikings, the television series that has successfully summoned the historical world of the Norse people for modern audiences to enjoy. From a range of critical viewpoints, these all fresh essays explore the ways in which past and present representations of the Vikings converge in the show's richly textured dramatization of the rise and fall of Ragnar Loobrok--and the exploits of his heirs--creating what many viewers label a "true" representation of the age. From the show's sources in both saga literature and Victorian revival, to its engagement with contemporary concerns regarding gender, race and identity, via setting, sex, society and more, this first book-length study of the History Channel series appeals to fans of the show, Viking enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in medievalist representation in the 21st century.