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Type: Paper
Paper Title: SOCIAL SPACE AND THE FRAMING OF IDENTITY IN COLONIAL JAMAICA
Author: JAMES DELLE (Kutztown University)   
Date/Time: Sat., 4:15 PM
Co-Author(s): JAMES DELLE (Kutztown University) 
Abstract: This paper explores the many forces working to shape and negotiate categorized identity in early nineteenth-century Jamaica. The focus of the analysis is a plantation known as Marshall's Pen, a coffee estate located in Jamaica's central highlands. Through a combination of ethnohistoric, documentary, and archaeological analysis, the paper will consider how the colonial/slave regime of early 19th century Jamaica worked to categorize identity, how this process was contested and negotiated, and how the struggles to define identity are expressed in the archaeological record of the plantation village, where many of the enslaved workers attached to the estate live. The archaeological analysis particularly considers how the social space experienced by the enslaved people working at Marshall's Pen can be interpreted through the analysis of the material culture left behind by the villagers of Marshall's Pen.

Program Number: 4-0775
Session Title: THE ARCHITECTURE OF IDENTITY
Session Sponsor: Archaeology Division
Session Date/Time: Sat., 1:45 PM-5:30 PM
Organizer(s): KATHRYN SAMPECK (Illinois State University) 
Chair(s): ELIZABETH SCOTT  
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