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Title:
Culture and customs of Jamaica
Author:
Mordecai, Martin.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xviii, 217 pages : illustrations, maps. ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Context -- Religion -- Education -- Language -- Social customs -- Media and cinema -- Literature -- Music -- Performing arts -- Visual arts.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780313305344
Format :
Book

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Central Library F1874 .M67 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Jamaica is known widely for its beautiful beaches and reggae music scene, but there is much more to this Caribbean country. Culture and Customs of Jamaica richly surveys the fuller wealth of the Caribbean nation, focusing on its people, history, religion, education, language, social customs, media and cinema, literature, music, and performing and visual arts. Jamaican Creole and the education system, which are not often discussed in volumes aimed at a general audience, are also examined in this volume. Students and other interested readers will find this volume indispensable for its detailed insight on the makings of modern Jamaica.


Author Notes

MARTIN MORDECAI is a former Jamaican career diplomat and civil servant, now resident in Toronto as a freelance writer and photographer, and businessman./e

PAMELA MORDECAI, is an independent scholar and poet who has written over a dozen books in language arts for high school students and has edited anthologies of Caribbean literature./e She is publisher of Sandberry Press, a small press devoted to Caribbean literary publishing, which operates out of Kingston Jamaica and Toronto, Canada.


Table of Contents

Series
Foreword
Introduction
Religion Education
Language Social Customs
Media and Cinema Literature
Music Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Bibliography
Index

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