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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Chevannes, Barry
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Department of Sociology and Social Work
Title, Analytic
Jamaican diasporic identity: The metaphor of yaad
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Taylor, Patrick
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Nation dance: Religion, identity, and cultural difference in the Caribbean
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Bloomington
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Indiana University Press
Date of Publication
2001
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129-137
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Abstract
Focuses on the task of defining Jamaican whether subjected to globalization or not, and the memory of 'yaad', a metaphor for home. To be a Jamaican 'a farin' is to have a diasporic memory, that is the memory of a particular reference point, a land with which there are primordial ties of sentiment. The sense of being yardie, Jamaican, is not confined only to one's sense of identity but on it depends sometimes whole communities for achievements and material support. The Jamaican Diaspora is negotiating its understanding of what it means to be Jamaican and only when that definition is made will the work begin.....
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