Imaging the Caribbean: Culture and Visual Translation

Paperback | May 15, 2010

byP. Mohammed

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This ground-breaking study of the Caribbean's iconography traces the history of visual representations of the region, as perceived by outsider and insider alike, over the last five hundred years. It circles the Caribbean while focusing on Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Barbados, tracing the parameters drawn on each society by the colonial encounter and drawing from the methodologies and material of history, literature, art, gender, and cultural studies.  

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This ground-breaking study of the Caribbean's iconography traces the history of visual representations of the region, as perceived by outsider and insider alike, over the last five hundred years. It circles the Caribbean while focusing on Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Barbados, tracing the parameters drawn on each society by the coloni...

Patricia Mohammed is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 0.04 × 0.02 × 0 inPublished:May 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230104495

ISBN - 13:9780230104495

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Introduction: The Palette * Voyage in the Light * Mapping the West Indies * Symbols of Caribbean Antiquity * The European Gaze * The African Presence * The Asian Signature * The Invention of the Caribbean Picturesque * Taking Possession: Symbols of Empire and Nationhood * Epilogue in Tempera

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Introduction: The Palette * Voyage in the Light * Mapping the West Indies * Symbols of Caribbean Antiquity * The European Gaze * The African Presence * The Asian Signature * The Invention of the Caribbean Picturesque * Taking Possession: Symbols of Empire and Nationhood * Epilogue in Tempera