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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 163–168.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Patricia Noxolo In a discussion of Jovan Scott Lewis’s Scammer’s Yard: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica (2020), the book is considered as ethnography written from “inside the circle” (Sadiya Hartman) of a generation of young Black men brought up in Jamaica. Nonetheless, Lewis shows genuine...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 191–204.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Jovan Scott Lewis In this response essay, the author returns to his arguments in Scammer’s Yard: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica (2020) to further consider the limits of repair as advanced by the book’s crew of Jamaican lottery scammers. The author reconsiders some of the arguments to examine...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Kevon Rhiney This essay draws on Jovan Scott Lewis’s Scammer’s Yard: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica (2020), a rich ethnographic study of lottery scammers in Jamaica and the ethical logic they use to justify scamming as a form of reparations, to think about the limits of Black reparative...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 169–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Beverley Mullings This essay considers how the historical production of the Caribbean as a space of relative surplus populations is implicated in contemporary efforts to criminalize and contain flows of finance across its borders. Extending a key theme in Jovan Scott Lewis’s Scammer’s Yard...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 178–185.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Theory 16, nos. 2–3 (2016): 177–200. 20 Jovan Lewis’s analysis of scamming as repair for sufferation and Alana Osbourne’s work on “time-tricking” in Kingston could be considered as exceptions; see Scammer’s Yard , 58, 158; and Alana D. Osbourne, “Touring Trench Town: Commodifying Urban Poverty...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 205–208.
Published: 01 March 2022
... ovan S cott L ewis is associate professor in and chair of the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley. His research examines the questions of racial capitalism, underdevelopment, and repair. He is author of Scammer’s Yard: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica (2020). His...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 169–170.
Published: 01 July 2021
... Debt: Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide (Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2013). 37 See Jovan Scott Lewis, Scammer’s Yard: The Crime of Black Repair (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2021). 15 Yanique Hume and Aaron Kamugisha, eds...