"They Do as They Please": The Jamaican Struggle for Cultural Freedom After Morant Bay
This book is a companion to Neither Led nor Driven, published in 2004. It examines the secular aspects of culture in Jamaica, namely, material culture (architecture and home furnishings, dress, and food), rites of passage, language and oral culture, creative and performance arts, popular entertainment, sports and games, social clubs and fraternities, and the issues of drinking and gambling. It also examines the lifestyle cultures of Indian and Chinese immigrants who were new arrivals in Jamaica.
Michele Johnson is a professor of history and Associate Dean Students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University.
Other publications from this author include:
- "In Slavery and Freedom: Domestic Service in the Caribbean" in Slavery, Resistance and Abolitions: A Pluralist Perspective, 197-214 (2019)
- "'Mi have to work': La domesticité des enfants en Jamaïque, 1920-1970" in Situations Contemporaines de Servitude et d'Esclavage: Anthropologie et sociétés, 41 (1), 147-177 (2017)
- "Ah look afta de chile like is mine': Discourses of Mothering in Jamaican Domestic Service, 1920-1970" in Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, 79-96 (2015)
- "'The Spear is Black with a pure gold point': Articulations of 'Blackness' in Toronto during the 1970s" in Exploring Dimensions of African Diasporas, 180-215 (2014)
- "'. . . to ensure that only suitable persons are sent': Screening Jamaican Women for the West Indian Domestic Scheme in Canada" in Jamaicans in the Canadian Experience: A Multiculturalizing Presence, 36-53 (2012)
- "'Problematic Bodies': Negotiations and Terminations in Domestic Service in Jamaica, 1920-1970" in Left History (Special Issue: Domestic Service), 12 (2), 84-112 (2007)
- "Women's Labours in the Caribbean" in Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal / Revue d'etudes sur les femmes, 32 (1), 2007. (2007)
- Neither Led Nor Driven: Contesting British Cultural Imperialism in Jamaica, 1865-1920 (2004)
- UNSETTLING THE GREAT WHITE NORTH: BLACK CANADIAN HISTORY ()