In contemporary Jamaica, funerals increasingly revolve around fantasy coffins and designer caskets. This paper attempts to marshal visual and textual information describing recent developments in Jamaican funerals with a view to recording attempts by the Jamaican underclasses to produce prestige for themselves in the face of an ever-effacing violence.
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Annie Paul; “No Grave Cannot Hold My Body Down”: Rituals of Death and Burial in Postcolonial Jamaica. Small Axe 1 June 2007; 11 (2): 142–162. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/-11-2-142
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