Nationalism and Identity

Nationalism and Identity

Culture and the Imagination in a Caribbean Diaspora

by Stefano Harney

224 Pages, 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00

  • Paperback
  • 9789766400163
  • Published: January 2006


The nation-state of Trinidad and Tobago offers a unique case for the study of the forces and ideologies of nationalism. This book reveals how this ethnically diverse nation of people of African, East Indian, Syrian, Chinese, Portuguese, French and English descent has provided fertile ground for the creative tension between the imagination of the writer in his or her search for a habitable text of identity and the official discourse on nationalism in Trinidad and Tobago. Stefano Harney examines the changes and influences on the sense of nationalism and peoplehood caused by migration and the ethnicization of migrant communities in the metropoles.