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Caribbean Languages and Societies

2011

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The Political Imaginings Of Slave Conspirators: Atlantic Contexts Of The 1710 Slave Conspiracy In Martinique, Jeffrey Scott Thomas Jan 2011

The Political Imaginings Of Slave Conspirators: Atlantic Contexts Of The 1710 Slave Conspiracy In Martinique, Jeffrey Scott Thomas

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Black Masculinities As Marronage: Claude Mckay's Representation Of Black Male Subjectivities In Metropolitan Spaces, Jarrett Hugh Brown Jan 2011

Black Masculinities As Marronage: Claude Mckay's Representation Of Black Male Subjectivities In Metropolitan Spaces, Jarrett Hugh Brown

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This dissertation explores the representation of black masculinities in Claude McKay's novels, Home to Harlem (1928), Banjo (1929) and Banana Bottom (1933). I use the trope of marronage to theorize McKay's representations of black male subjectivities across a range of African diasporan spaces in the Caribbean, the USA and Europe, arguing that McKay's male characters negotiate these diasporan spaces with the complex consciousness and proclivities of maroons. I then examine the ways in which careful attention to the migration and settlement in various diasporan spaces of McKay's black male characters exposes some critical manifestations that profoundly ...