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The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory

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The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory is the first scholarly book from the humanities on the subject of the Grenada Revolution and the US intervention. It is simultaneously a critique, tribute, and memorial. It argues that in both its making and its fall, the 1979-1983 Revolution was a transnational event that deeply impacted politics and culture across the Caribbean and its diaspora during its life and in the decades since its fall. Drawing together studies of landscape, memorials, literature, music, painting, photographs, film and TV, cartoons, memorabilia traded on e-bay, interviews, everyday life, and government, journalistic, and scholarly accounts, the book assembles and analyzes an archive of divergent memories. In an analysis that is relevant to all micro-states, the book reflects on how Grenada's small size shapes memory, political and poetic practice, and efforts at reconciliation.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsRevolutions, uprisings, rebellionsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropology Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 23/10/2014 ISBN-13: 9781137562180  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Shalini Puri is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Puri is the author of the award-winning book The Caribbean Postcolonial: Social Equality, Post-Nationalism, and Cultural Hybridity and the editor of The Legacies of Caribbean Radical Politics and Marginal Migrations: The Circulation of Cultures in the Caribbean. She is currently working on a collaborative project on the Global South entitled "Theorizing Fieldwork in the Humanities." For more information about this book, please visit www.urgentmemory.com.

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