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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Marina Magloire This essay traces the evolution of Katherine Dunham’s relationship with Haiti through archival research and a consideration of her 1969 ethnographic memoir, Island Possessed . It argues that primitivist discourses framing Vodou as an instinctive capacity latent in all people...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 194–196.
Published: 01 November 2019
... on a book that explores the influence of Haitian Vodou on black American feminism. Moving from the interwar ethnographies of Zora Neale Hurston and Katherine Dunham to the resurgence of Vodou imagery in texts by Audre Lorde and Lucille Clifton, this work argues that Afro-Caribbean spirituality has taught...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 124–149.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of Haitii (New York: Th ames and Hudson, 1953; reprint, MacPherson, 1983); Katherine Dunham, Les danses d’Haitii (Paris: Fasquelle Editeurs, 1946); Katherine Dunham, Island Possessed (New York: Doubleday and Company, 1969); and Harold Courlander, Haiti Singingg (Chapel Hill: University...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 60–78.
Published: 01 March 2010
... incor- porate movements that originate in the hips.64 In her research on the retention of original African dance forms and rituals in Haiti in the 1930s, Katherine Dunham noticed the isolation of the hips in the danses grouilles form. This dance, common during Haitian Carnival...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 123–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Katherine Dunham's plantation; see Greg Beckett, “The End of Haiti: History under Conditions of Impossibility” (PhD diss., University of Chicago, 2007). 70 Gregory J. Seigworth and Melissa Gregg, “An Inventory of Shimmers,” in Gregory J. Seigworth and Melissa Gregg, eds., The Affect Theory Reader...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 178–185.
Published: 01 November 2021
...? The book also immerses us from the start in “the forest,” Katherine Dunham’s Haitian estate in Port-au-Prince. We are introduced to various Haitian and non-Haitian protagonists who are invested in turning this forested property into a botanic garden. Viewed from above in an aerial image, Beckett tells us...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 43–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., discernable role of specific African ethnic groups—remain indebted to him. However, despite his influence on the African American researchers Zora Neale Hurston and Katherine Dunham, Herskovits is perhaps best seen not as the pioneer of the field but as a contemporary of Price-Mars, who worked alongside...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 210–219.
Published: 01 November 2021
... an important rejoinder to my framing in the introduction of my reading the correspondence between Katherine Dunham and Melville J. Herskovits as part of an early project on the history of anthropology in Haiti. As he rightly notes, I should have been clearer here about the important work of Haitian...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 155–163.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Estimé has indeed been, as Smith writes, “one of the most misunderstood heads of state in Haitian history” (110), despite featuring quite prominently in Island Possessed, the autobiography of the American dancer Katherine Dunham, who lived in Haiti and was Estimé’s lover...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
... this she helped to create a methodology that would later find form in the anthropology of dance. Along with Zora Neale Hurston and Katherine Dunham, Primus is one of the pioneering figures in melding extensive ethnographic research with dance. Primus not only was engaged in a leftist political...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 105–115.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... The project is ongoing, with plans to add more figures in the future. Currently there are twelve intellectuals featured: Aimé Césaire, C. L. R. James, Claude McKay, Duse Mohamed Ali, Eslanda Goode Robeson, George Lamming, Kamau Brathwaite, Katherine Dunham, Maryse Condé, René Depestre, W. E. B. Du Bois...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 199–209.
Published: 01 November 2021
... correspondance entre Melville Herskovits et Katherine Dunham n’est que trop parlante. 2 Or, la correspondance entre Jean Price-Mars (anthropologue haïtien) et Melville Herskovits (anthropologue américain) a fait l’objet de travaux récents de Gérarde Magloire et de Kevin A. Yelvington. 3 Tout se passe comme...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., ethnologists, folklorists, and musicologists, including Harold Courlander, George Eaton Simpson, Melville Herskovits, Zora Neale Hurston, Katherine Dunham, and Alan Lomax, who flocked to Haiti in search of the signs of Haitian cultural difference from the West while trying to discern...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 97–246.
Published: 01 June 2006
... subsequently come to Kingston in the early 1950s, does the name Katherine Dunham mean anything to you? RN: Yes man. DS: You had known, for example, that she had come to Jamaica?25 24. See, Rex Nettleford, Dance Jamaica, chapter 1. 25. See, especially Katherine Dunham, Journey to Accompong (New...