Orlando Patterson Confounding Island Book Discussion

by | Apr 1, 2020

Fall/Winter 2019-2020Volume XIX, Number 2

DRCLAS Events and Staff Assistant Gabrielle Patterson, who hails from Jamaica, interviews and films Orlando Patterson (no relation), John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard. Professor Patterson, who is from Jamaica and writes frequently about the Caribbean, talks about his latest book, The Confounding Island: Jamaica and the Post-Colonial Predicament (Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019). The wide-ranging discussion covers topics such as reggae music, cricket matches, economics and politics.

Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard. Professor Patterson, who is from Jamaica and writes frequently about the Caribbean.

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