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Author Moore, Brian L., 1948-

Title Neither led nor driven : contesting British cultural imperialism in Jamaica, 1865-1920 / Brian L. Moore and Michele A. Johnson
Published Kingston, Jamaica : University of the West Indies Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 475 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents In the shadow of Morant Bay : Jamaica, 1865-1920 -- Afro-Creole belief system I : obeah, duppies and other "dark superstitions" -- Afro-Creole belief system II : folk religions -- Sex, marriage and family : attitudes and policies -- "Manners maketh (wo)man" : transforming the Jamaican character -- Christianizing Jamaica : the quest for a moral culture -- Schooling for God and Empire : the ideology of colonial education -- Proselytizing the Asian immigrants -- The cult of monarchy and Empire : moulding British colonial subjects -- Britannica versus " Africana" : contestation and negotiation
Summary "This book examines the cultural evolution of the Jamaican people after the explosive uprising at Morant Bay in 1865. It offers an analysis of the cultural tapestry fashioned by the Jamaican people and the specific methods used by British imperial legislators and the cultural elite in the attempt to inculcate order and control and to build a new society in Jamaica founded on the principles of Victorian Christian morality and British imperial ideology." "Moore and Johnson demonstrate that this attempt resulted in a sustained attack on everything that was perceived to be of African origin and the glorification of Christian piety, Victorian mores, and a Eurocentric "ideal" of family life and social hierarchies."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-458) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Text in English
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Subject Nationalism -- Jamaica -- History.
Politics and culture -- Jamaica.
Social classes -- Jamaica.
Social conflict -- Jamaica -- History.
Jamaica -- Civilization -- African influences.
Jamaica -- Colonial influence.
Jamaica -- History -- Insurrection, 1865.
Jamaica -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author Johnson, Michele A.
ISBN 1435611241 (electronic bk.)
9781435611245 (electronic bk.)