Tag: New Books in Caribbean Studies

Sally and Richard Price, “Samaaka Dreaming” (Duke UP, 2017)

Alejandra Bronfman , May 28th, 2018

In Samaaka Dreaming (Duke University Press, 2017), Sally and Richard Price take readers back to their initial moments of fieldwork and recall their struggles, insights and encounters as…

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April Mayes, “The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race and Dominican National Identity” (U. Press of Florida, 2014)

Alejandra Bronfman , January 4th, 2018

In a perceptive challenge to longstanding assumptions about Dominican anti-Haitianism, April J. Mayes finds fresh ways to think about the production of race in late 19th and 20th…

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Mark Schuller, “Humanitarian Aftershocks in Haiti” (Routledge, 2016)

Alejandra Bronfman , April 28th, 2016

The earthquake that shook Haiti on January 12, 2010 killed and destroyed the homes of hundreds of thousands of people. Mark Schuller‘s book Humanitarian Aftershocks in Haiti (Routledge,…

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Heather Kopelson, “Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic” (NYU Press, 2014)

Dan Livesay , April 3rd, 2016

Heather Miyano Kopelson explores how religion, primarily expressed through bodily action, contributed to colonial notions of difference in her recent book Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race… Visit…

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Krista A. Thompson, “Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice” (Duke UP, 2015)

Alejandra Bronfman , March 4th, 2016

Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice (Duke University Press, 2015) is a gorgeous book. It’s about light and the practices of self representation…

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Carla Freeman, “Entrepreneurial Selves: Neoliberal Respectability and the Making of a Caribbean Middle Class” (Duke University Press, 2014)

Alejandra Bronfman , January 5th, 2016

This marvelous ethnography traces one of the surprising outcomes of shifting neoliberal regimes in Barbados. As women find themselves leading entrepreneurial lives, they also find themselves engaging ……

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