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Model: WI3578
Authors: PATTERSON, O.
Price: $5,650.00JMD
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 16 December, 2019.
“Fascinating…Such breadth makes this an eye-opening volume. It is also illuminating because Patterson carefully explores the complexity of the structural machinery behind Jamaica’s dazzling successes and dismal failures, rather than just chalking these up to simple causes. Although at times Patterson is critical of and disappointed by his fellow Jamaicans, his admiration for the nation’s independent spirit shines through.”―Carrie Gibson, New York Times Book Review “Excellent…One thing I like so much about this book is that it tries to answer actual questions you might have about Jamaica.”―Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution “Patterson explores the paradoxes of his native Jamaica in a series of stimulating essays.”―Richard Feinberg, Foreign Affairs “Filled with piercing insights and written in Patterson’s crystalline style, The Confounding Island exemplifies the universalization of the particular that is the hallmark of great art and great social science. Patterson draws on research as well as personal experience and family history to shed light on some of the paradoxes, great failures, and outsized successes of postcolonial Jamaica.”―George Steinmetz, author of The Devil’s Handwriting “In The Confounding Island, Patterson challenges established dogma and slays old shibboleths by employing historical and cultural analyses to explain contemporary Jamaican social and economic phenomena, and he succeeds in taking the ‘confound’ out of ‘confounding’. The result is a clearer understanding of what makes Jamaica and Jamaicans tick.”―Ian Randle, Chairman, Ian Randle Publishers