To ‘look smart’ and run fast : Jamaican track athletes and the advertisement of Creole nationalism at the 1948 Olympic Games / Cat M. Ariail

Ariail, Cat M.

At the 1948 London Olympic Games, the colony of Jamaica made its Olympic debut. In a postwar moment that presaged the possibility of greater self-governance for colonized places, participation in the foremost international athletic festival provided an opportunity for the island to promote and perform a national identity. This article focuses on Jamaica’s inaugural Olympic experience to illuminate how the politics of identity structured the possibilities and limitations of the eventual Jamaican nation.

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At the 1948 London Olympic Games, the colony of Jamaica made its Olympic debut. In a postwar moment that presaged the possibility of greater self-governance for colonized places, participation in the foremost international athleti...

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