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Caribbean Women and the Black British Identity: Academic Strategies for Navigating an ‘Unfinished’Ethnicity

Abstract The primary aim of this dissertation is to make a substantial contribution to the better understanding of the identity formations of Black Caribbean migrant women in Britain. The dissertation outlines a theory of Black female subject formation in Britain. This theory proposes that the process of subject formation in these women is an interrupted one. It further suggests that interruptions are likely to occur at four crucial points in the development of their identities. These four points are: 1) the immigrant identity; 2) the Caribbean identity; 3) “the Jamaican” identity; and 4) the Black British identity.

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Created Date 2019
Contributor John, Anique Terri (Author) / Swadener, Elizabeth B (Advisor) / Henry, Paget (Advisor) / Hinds, David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Black history / Adult education / Caribbean studies / Black / British / Critical theory / Education / Intersectionality / Post-colonialism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 194 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Justice Studies 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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