Professor rex nettleford (left) about to greet sir shridath 'sonny' ramphal, chancellor of uwi focusing mainly on rex's 1970 publica tion mirror, mirror. The project of mirror mirror at the center of the question of identity, as nettleford posed it in the introductory chapter of mirror mirror, was the conflict between national identity, on the one hand, and racial identity, on the other. Rex m nettleford has 23 books on goodreads with 207 ratings rex m nettleford's most popular book is mirror mirror. In revisiting mirror mirror, professor nettleford presents a current perspective on the ever prevalent issues of identity, race and protest in jamaica it is the hope of the publishers that this timely revisit preceding the new millennium will compel jamaicans of all hues to realise that social and racial cohesion is an absolute for national.
In revisiting mirror mirror, professor nettleford presented a current perspective on the ever prevalent issues of identity, race and protest in jamaica it was his hope that its content would compel jamaicans of all hues to realise that social and racial cohesion is an absolute for national survival and development. Librarything review user review - fledgist - librarything nettleford's assessment of jamaican society in the early post-independence period he deals with society, race, and national identity as problems that the country has to deal with or fail. Born in falmouth, jamaica, nettleford graduated from cornwall college in montego bay, jamaica before going to the uwi to obtain an honours degree in history he was a recipient of the 1957 rhodes scholarship to oriel college, oxford where he received a postgraduate degree in politics, and returned to jamaica in the early 1960s to take up a position at the university of the west indies.
Professor nettleford's book mirror mirror is an invaluable source of reference which seeks to explain some cultural modalities professor nettleford explores some of the prevalent issues such as that of identity , race and protest in jamaica and gives a current perspective on such issues. Ralston milton rex nettleford, om (jamaica), fij, occ (3 february 1933 - 2 february 2010), was a jamaican scholar, social critic, choreographer, and vice-chancellor emeritus of the university of the west indies (uwi), the leading research university in the commonwealth caribbean. Nettleford produced a significant body of essays, articles and books his seminal work, mirror, mirror: identity, race and protest in jamaica (1970), addresses issues such as the black power. As he says in mirror mirror, the vast majority of the jamaican people happen to wear that colour of skin long associated with poverty, manual labour, low status and ignorance wearing his black skin with pride, rex chose a path that led him away from the aberration of self-hatred.
Professor rex nettleford, who has died aged 76, was an academic, scholar, dancer, social commentator, editor, cultural activist and vice chancellor emeritus of the university of the west indies. Ralston milton rex nettleford, om (jamaica), fij, occ, (february 3, 1933 - february 2, 2010) was a jamaican scholar, social critic, choreographer, and vice-chancellor emeritus of the university of the west indies (uwi), the leading research university in the commonwealth caribbean. The rastafari cult, with its back-to-ethiopia rhetoric, rose and fell during the '60's -- nettleford points out that the government would' have been quite happy to use africa as a new emigration outlet -- and black power advocacy mounted at the end of the decade. This 1998 new edition of mirror mirror is augmented by a new introduction in revisiting mirror mirror, professor nettleford presents a current perspective on the ever prevalent issues of identity, race and protest in jamaica. His first publication, mirror, mirror, race, identity and protest in jamaica (1970), explains jamaican society and the apprehensions they have towards their identities nettleford became an advocate of higher education which prompted him to become founder of the trade union education institute.
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