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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 323–341.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Matthew Chin In this article, the author complicates the current positioning of Jamaica within international discourses as exceptionally homophobic by focusing on the island in the 1970s as a site through which to understand how the struggle for sexual agency among subjects of same sex desire...
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Public Culture (1 September 2019) 31 (3): 447–468.
Published: 01 September 2019
... University Press 2019 gentrification Jamaica policing prototype speculation References Amnesty International . 2016 . Waiting in Vain: Jamaica: Unlawful Police Killings and Relatives’ Long Struggle for Justice . London : Amnesty International . Amoore Louise . 2014...
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Public Culture (1 January 1990) 3 (1): 25–32.
Published: 01 January 1990
... of identity formation. If maps trace routes between designated locations, linking places in space, narratives link events in time. Some recent non-fictional accounts of displacement uti- lize both mapping and storytelling strategies; for example, the autobiograph- ical writing of Jamaica...
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Public Culture (1 January 1988) 1 (1): 58–61.
Published: 01 January 1988
.... I left from Jamaica. It was February. The weather was bad in the north. The plane, just after it crossed Jamaica, landed again at Montego Bay. We stayed there for many hours. A hotel lunch was served by sulky, aggressive Negro waiters who had got too used to waiting on tourists and despised...
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Public Culture (1 September 2012) 24 (3 68): 643–646.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... 2011. I Swear I Saw This: Drawings in Fieldwork Notebooks, Namely My Own. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Thomas, Deborah A. 2011. Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica. Durham, N.C.: Duke...
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Public Culture (1 January 1999) 11 (1): 223–243.
Published: 01 January 1999
.... My interest in Trinidad comes out of my longtime involvement in the teaching of West Indian literature and dates back to my first serendipitous visit to the island in 1994. I was spending three months in Jamaica, doing research in cultural poli- tics in the Anglophone Caribbean. Having come to...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 197–214.
Published: 01 May 2019
... examines the conditions under which the emergence of a politics of same-sex desire becomes possible in postindependence Jamaica. In his analysis, he focuses on the formation of the gay freedom movement (GFM), the first self-proclaimed gay activist organization in the anglophone Caribbean. Chin illustrates...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 373–391.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... In what follows, we use our own stories to testify to problems we know are pervasive, and we end up expressing genuine feelings of frustration, pain, and, crucially, hope. Carla Moore, artist, activist, and lecturer at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, Mona Unit in Jamaica, poses...
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Public Culture (1 May 1991) 3 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 May 1991
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Public Culture (1 September 2019) 31 (3): 409–418.
Published: 01 September 2019
... examines the temporal dimension of the police order through her account of “speculative policing,” a future-oriented policing that navigates between calculable (risky) and incalculable (uncertain) futures. Jaffe develops her analysis through ethnographic fieldwork in Jamaica, where the government initiated...
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Public Culture (1 September 2015) 27 (3 (77)): 533–555.
Published: 01 September 2015
... “sound systems,” play a meaningful, and increasingly popular, role in cross-border Mexican music culture. In their basic structure, sonidos are similar to the sound systems that have prospered across the world, from Jamaica to Colombia, from the South Bronx to the Congo, to anywhere else there is music...
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Public Culture (1 May 2001) 13 (2): 337–348.
Published: 01 May 2001
...: University of Chicago Press. Stolzoff, Norman C. 2000. Wake the Town and Tell the People: Dancehall Culture in Jamaica. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. Sutton-Smith, Brian, Jay Mechling...
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Public Culture (1 May 1992) 4 (2): 67–80.
Published: 01 May 1992
... in contemporary American society. Discussing an ad for tourism to Jamaica in Boxed In: The Culnsre of W,Mark Crispin Miller argues that it subtly arouses viewers’ fears in order to stimulate consumption as the means to allay or transcend them: From beginning to end, the commercial...
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 269–292.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... Stanton, Katherine. 2006 . Cosmopolitan fictions: Ethics, politics, and global change in the works of Kazuo Ishiguro, Michael Ondaatje, Jamaica Kincaid, and J. M. Coetzee . New York: Routledge. Tester, Keith. 2001 . Compassion, morality, and the media . Buckingham, U.K.: Open University Press...
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Public Culture (1 January 1997) 10 (1): 169–189.
Published: 01 January 1997
... adjustment” programs of debt curtailment and market privatization. This led to any number of IMF riots, as they came to be called, following an uprising in Kingston, Jamaica, aimed directly at the IMF austerity program. But it also led to worse...
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Public Culture (1 January 1999) 11 (1): 245–268.
Published: 01 January 1999
...; let us imitate the Jewish people, they are self-sufficient. . . . Black comes before everything.” 32 Social and political movements toward national emancipation, in the cases of Haiti and Cuba, or toward racial equality, in the cases of Jamaica and the United States, were infused with the...
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Public Culture (1 May 2005) 17 (2): 319–338.
Published: 01 May 2005
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Public Culture (1 September 2012) 24 (3 68): 487–508.
Published: 01 September 2012
... conditions the possibility of some elements becoming available and not others? I think of recursivity as refoldings that expose different (social) surfaces and historical planes. Recursion is neither a faithful copy nor a direct “translation.” It might be closer to what Jamaica Kincaid describes in A...
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Public Culture (1 September 1993) 5 (3): 377–393.
Published: 01 September 1993
..., despite its vaguely Sinhala sound, is the same game played in Norway, Germany, France, Spain, Ghana, Jamaica, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Canada, and the United States. Participation in lotteries links Sri Lankans to a practice that has prospered as much in the West as in Sri Lanka. As of 1989, lotteries...
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Public Culture (1 January 2009) 21 (1): 101–140.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Problem of Freedom and the Time of Utopia In his landmark study of postemancipation society in colonial Jamaica, the his- torian Thomas C. Holt figures the British abolition of slavery in 1833 as a “prob- lem of freedom.”5 He not only...