Coda: The Right to Persist

Kenneth M. Bilby

in True-Born Maroons

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032788
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039138 | DOI:
Coda: The Right to Persist

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This chapter discusses the Jamaican Maroons' right to persist. It discusses the reality of globalization brought about by postmodern condition and suggests that the very concept of identity that forms part of the arsenal of threatened peoples is increasingly problematized under the globalized environment. It contends that the resistance of the Maroons to change and domination is rooted in the historical moment of their birth as a people and that the identity they claim is both essentialized and the product of an actual, specifiable history of military, political, and economic struggle of which they remain acutely conscious.

Keywords: Jamaican Maroons; globalization; postmodern condition; identity; change; domination; Maroon struggles

Chapter.  2732 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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