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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access  
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
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Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Family Process     Partially Free   (Followers: 7)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Family Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription  
FIVE : The Claremont Colleges Journal of Undergraduate Academic Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Flaubert     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Formation emploi     Open Access  
FORO. Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Nueva Época     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Forum Marsilius-Kolleg     Open Access  

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  • “When the Details Are No Longer Too Much”: The Embodied
           Citizen-Subject in Régine Michelle Jean-Charles’s Conflict Bodies

    • Authors: Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken
      Abstract: Régine Michelle Jean-Charles’s Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary (2014) is a stunning first book by a dynamic scholar working at the intersection of Africana Studies, Human Rights Studies, and Feminist Studies, not to mention literary studies in French. Jean-Charles’s title “Conflict Bodies” gestures both to the context of "conflict zones" as identified by human rights institutions, and it also refers to how the body of the victim-survivor is at once one that has survived, but whose survival reinscribes the body with new subjectivities, subjectivities that are informed both by the extremely intimate, and by the vastly globalized. In other words, as the fictions, photo essays, memoirs, and cinema analyzed by Jean-Charles demonstrate, rape is not just more visible in the conflict zone, it is literally used as a weapon of war, wars that are officially recognized as such, and wars that take place under the auspices of "peacekeeping" missions. That is, the raped body is one that has recorded a specific “script of violence” (9), which has been generated not by any one perpetrator, but by “the epistemic violence of colonialism and postcolonialism” (Ibid.).
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:16:48 PST
       
  • Girls, Violence, and Patriarchal Desire in Hispanic Caribbean
           Women’s Narratives

    • Authors: Marisel Moreno
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:16:44 PST
       
  • The Ethical Imperative of Caribbean Diasporic Writers in Market
           Aesthetics

    • Authors: Paula C. Park
      Abstract: Review of Elena Machado Sáez, Market Aesthetics: The Purchase of the Past in Caribbean Diasporic Fiction. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2015).
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:16:40 PST
       
  • A Caribbean Continuum of Desire and its Limits

    • Authors: Elena Machado Saez
      Abstract: For a rare and rigorous comparative analysis of how sex and sexuality function “as tools of pleasure and politics” in the Caribbean region and diaspora (1), critics must turn to Rosamond King’s Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (2014). King’s monograph is refreshing, not simply because of its focus on the Caribbean continuum of sexuality from the 1970s until the present, but because of its impressive comparative depth in terms of structure and content. The comparative approach adopted by Island Bodies achieves a balanced attention to the Caribbean diaspora and region, while also engaging popular culture, politics, and literature from the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone, and Dutch Caribbean. In addition, King’s comparativism is evident in her focus on “heterosexual and nonheterosexual experiences” (9) while attending to the transgression and restriction of sexuality within the Caribbean imaginary and public discourse. Acknowledging that the ideal Caribbean citizen is defined primarily as a male heteronormative subject, King centers on the production and depiction of four sites of transgression: “unconventional genders, homosexuality, women’s sexual agency, and interracial relationships” (9). Throughout Island Bodies, King thoughtfully engages and builds upon the work of other critics who have contributed substantially to the critical articulation of sexuality studies such as Jacqui Alexander, Jafari Allen, Kamala Kempadoo, and Omise’eke Tinsley.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:16:35 PST
       
  • Bringing It All Together: The Creative Process of Artist and Writer
           Jacqueline Bishop

    • Authors: Loretta Collins Klobah
      Abstract: Jacqueline Bishop is an incredibly prolific writer and bold visual artist who works in various literary genres (poetry, flash fiction, short story, essay, novel, blog, interviews) and visual arts (painting, drawing, photography, collage, appliqué, quilt-making, weaving, embroidery, video-making, etc.). She has said that her latest publication is most representative of her, out of all of her published works, because as a hybrid text; it directly speaks to, addresses, and illustrates her exciting across-genre work. In the substantial interview “Bringing It All Together: The Creative Process of Artist and Writer Jacqueline Bishop ,” Bishop responds to questions about her recently published multi-genre, award-winning book that includes provocative short short stories, essays and interviews. Tracing her writing and visual arts projects to various thematic and social concerns, she also recounts her childhood memories of Kingston and Nonsuch, Jamaica, as well as how the textile artistry of her great grandmother, grandmother and mother, continue to figure in and influence her diverse artistic output. Moreover, she discusses her mentors and her development as a Jamaican writer and artist located in New York, who is involved in multiple international projects. Other themes explored include the experiences of women, female sexual desire, the importance of including child characters in her writing, her recurrent references to memory, landscape and vegetation in writing and art, the impact of travel to France, Turkey and Morocco on her work, and several of her current visual arts projects.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:16:30 PST
       
  • The Anxiety of Racialized Sexuality in Jean Rhys

    • Authors: Yanoula Athanassakis
      Abstract: This article centers on Dominican-born Jean Rhys’s novel Good Morning, Midnight (1939). Rhys’s West Indian roots are often referenced and Anglicized both in terms of, and because of, her engagement with Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (vis-à-vis Wide Sargasso Sea). I argue that Good Morning, Midnight’s protagonist, Sasha Jensen, refracts the uniquely Caribbean experience of dislocation through the modernist aesthetic of detachment. Good Morning, Midnight is the last book in a series of four that Rhys published in a period of eleven years after World War I. The disturbingly ambiguous nature of her characters reveal the complex intersectionality of race and gender in “foreign” bodies and the ways that Rhys searched to recalibrate the discourse of colonial modernism.Jean Rhys’s fiction features disjointed, hybrid, and fractured female characters that seem to lack any type of agency, but are champions of survival. Without discounting Rhys’s seminal contribution to Caribbean women’s literature (largely through Wide Sargasso Sea), her oeuvre demands a deeper engagement. Rhys’s female protagonists refuse to comply with networks of power outside of their control. Their movement signals an implicit critique of unjust hegemonic structures (patriarchal and colonial) and foreshadows recent developments in postcolonial feminist studies.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:16:25 PST
       
  • To Be Dragon and Man: The Cultural Politics of Carnival in Earl
           Lovelace’s The Dragon Can’t Dance

    • Authors: Richard McGuire
      Abstract: This paper argues that it is important to realise that Trinidadian author Earl Lovelace’s 1979 novel The Dragon Can’t Dance presents an implicit but identifiable stratigraphic history of Trinidadian carnival practices in formal, social and political development, from European and African origins, through the colonial era, to independence in 1962 and beyond. To be able to identify how Lovelace relates the political development of Trinidadian carnival is to be positioned to analyse, crucially, why his novel presents its main narrative as detailing in particular with a crisis of social and cultural politics in post-independence, contemporary Trinidad from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. To understand why the titular dragon of Lovelace’s novel cannot dance come the text’s conclusion, and why Lovelace wishes to indicate that the cessation of the dance is so telling about changes and even fractures in Trinidadian society, one needs to know via historicist close reading what that dance had once meant politically to the people of Trinidad as a voice of collective self-identification.In other words, once one understands the novel’s colonial-era historical contexts, surrounding representations of carnival’s cultural politics as a means of communal anti-colonial rebellion, one is better placed to realise the political force of the novel’s depictions of carnival’s declining radical potentiality in the independence era. One perceives much more fully the pertinence of Lovelace’s portrayal of how post-independence competitive economics have begun to supplant the old anti-colonial Trinidadian doctrine, once celebrated so vibrantly in raucous street festivity, of ‘All o’ we is one’.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:16:20 PST
       
  • The Trope of Flattening and the Complexities of Difference: An Account of
           Trinidad Carnival

    • Authors: Nanette De Jong et al.
      Abstract: This paper critiques the position of flattening as an alternative way to map and analyse power structures in Trinidad Carnival. As will be argued, traditional hierarchies of meaning and value invert in Carnival, with participants using masquerade and the visual arts to perform and critique the contradictions of Trinidad society, and to make or unmake categories of difference. Flattening, as the authors argue, is particularly well suited when speaking about Carnival, whose cultural frames are constantly blurred, stretched, erased or redrawn, and where distortions of social and cultural distinctions are realised visually. Furthermore, flattening emphasises the elasticity and fluidity that often confounds notions of difference; and it captures the experiences of fragmentation and flux that are central to displays of difference at Carnival. The selected case studies introduced in this paper draw on diverse visual accounts. Such an analysis enables an opportunity to view Trinidad Carnival as a localised social representation of difference, suggesting a blurring of identity conventions in Carnival that offers an opportunity not only to scrutinise social change in Trinidad but also to assess the meaning of social change in the Caribbean more broadly.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:16:15 PST
       
  • Smoke and Mirrors: Generic Manipulation and Doubling in Dancing to
           “Almendra”

    • Authors: Amanda Ruth Waugh Lagji
      Abstract: This paper explores Mayra Montero’s novel Dancing to “Almendra” as a specifically postcolonial revision of the classic detective novel. Through an examination of the novel’s generic characteristics, I argue that elements that might be at first considered mere postmodern play—the conflation of the real and the performed or the illusion, anachronistic film references, the implantation of historical figures and cinematic personas alike into an otherwise fictional detective narrative—serves the novel’s socially committed, political critique. The doubling and smoke and mirrors that structure the novel ultimately serve to show the truth more clearly, as the postmodern play of performance, smoke, and mirrors breaks down only when confronted with the mutilated body and, by extension, Havana’s political landscape on the brink of revolution.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:16:10 PST
       
  • The Rhyming Irons of Abdur-Rahman Slade Hopkinson

    • Authors: Paul Thifault
      Abstract: Despite being a highly respected member of the Brathwaite-Walcott generation, Abdur-Rahman Slade Hopkinson has received only passing attention from scholars of West Indian literature. In an attempt to foster greater appreciation for a Caribbean artist recently dubbed “the forgotten poet” in his native Guyana, this article uncovers an organizing principle running through Snowscape with Signature (1993), a substantial posthumous selection of Hopkinson's poems that includes both secular and religious verses. The defining characteristic of Hopkinson’s poetry, I argue, involves his careful imbrication of competing notions of poetry as, on the one hand, a space for transcendent aesthetics and, on the other hand, an arena for socio-economic critique. Focusing on poems that are most explicitly about the act of writing poetry, this essay charts Hopkinson’s efforts to work through the familiar predicaments of the postcolonial artist through a distinct and formally imaginative process of invoking and complicating forms and ideas associated with the “Western Tradition.”
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:16:06 PST
       
  • Maps of Intimate and Institutional Change in Merle Collins’s Angel and
           Oonya Kempadoo’s Tide Running

    • Authors: Clare M. Sigrist
      Abstract: This article reads Merle Collins’s Angel and Oonya Kempadoo’s Tide Running for their narration of social transformations within their characters lived experience. Comparing these two different novels allows this paper to think change both within and beyond the dramatic moments of revolutionary change and against theories of change that primarily limit themselves to large structural forces, such as sex tourism and the U.S. media, and their effects. I propose Angel acts as a map of and toward social transformation, while Tide Running acts as an anti-map, a source of disorientation that prompts better wayfinding. Through the family structure Angel critiques the type of change the revolution enacted while showing the way toward a vision of more gradualist change by depicting its analogical correlate in the emotional labor its characters perform within their family relationships. This emotional education parallels the antiracist education Angel receives, and in many ways brings Angel into the genre of the bildungsroman. Within the comparative framework of this study, Tide Running is seen as challenging the emancipatory trajectory of the bildungsroman, because its character is illiterate and the discrimination he experiences comes in the form of microaggressions that are less easily identified and, therefore, having effects that are less easily unlearned. In removing a narration of Cliff’s interiority at the crucial moment in the plot where he is implicated in theft, Tide Running turns the bildungsroman’s educative trajectory out onto the reader. Its plot implicates the reader’s own readerly software that would lead to a racial profiling of Cliff. The article closes by speculating about the possible effects different temporal approaches can have on novels that engage the politics of social change and for the readers who experience them.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:16:02 PST
       
  • Memories and Temporalities of Revolution: Shalini Puri's The Grenada
           Revolution in the Caribbean Present and David Scott's Omens of
           Adversity

    • Authors: Laurie R. Lambert
      Abstract: Review of Shalini Puri, The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory and David Scott, Omens of Adversity: Tragedy, Time, Memory, Justice.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 May 2016 20:26:55 PDT
       
  • Negritude Revived: Gary Wilder on the Postcolonial Politics of Aimé
           Césaire and Léopold Sédar Senghor

    • Authors: Roxanna N. Curto
      Abstract: Review of Gary Wilder, Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 May 2016 20:26:47 PDT
       
  • Dramatic Beginnings of The Black Jacobins

    • Authors: Rachel Douglas
      Abstract: Review of Christian Høgsbjerg, ed., C.L.R. James, Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in HistoryUntil recently, one little-known fact about C.L.R. James's famous Haitian revolution-based The Black Jacobins project was that it both began and ended life as a play, bookending the first and last editions of his classic history. It would be hard to overstate the importance of Christian Høgsbjerg's new critical edition of C.L.R. James's Toussaint Louverture because it makes widely available in published form for the first time the script of the elusive first play. For want of this playtext util 2013, James's completely different 1967 second play The Black Jacobins had been read as the 1936 play, and even billed as such when published. Inspired by the critical edition of Toussaint Louverture, I comment on a set of fascinating variants made in James's own distinctive hand to one script of the first play.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 May 2016 20:26:39 PDT
       
  • Pan-Caribbean Synecdoche: Coloniality and the Haitian Revolution

    • Authors: Natalie Marie Léger
      Abstract: Review of Víctor Figueroa, Prophetic Visions of the Past: Pan-Caribbean Representations of the Haitian Revolution.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 May 2016 20:26:32 PDT
       
  • Sex and the State: Unbecoming Property in Deborah Jenson’s Early
           Haiti

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      PubDate: Fri, 06 May 2016 20:26:25 PDT
       
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    • Authors: Marc Matera
      Abstract: Review of Christian Høgsbjerg. C. L. R. James in Imperial Britain.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 May 2016 20:26:17 PDT
       
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    • Authors: Christian John Høgsbjerg
      Abstract: Review of Marc Matera, Black London: The Imperial Metropolis and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century, a wide-ranging historical overview of the small but significant African and Afro-Caribbean presence in London from the 1920s to the 1940s.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 May 2016 20:26:09 PDT
       
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      Abstract: Review of Leslie James, George Padmore and Decolonization from Below: Pan-Africanism, the Cold War, and the End of Empire
      PubDate: Fri, 06 May 2016 20:26:01 PDT
       
 
 
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