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to her right as she holds an ink brush above a scroll. Another woman behind her, elegantly styled in a pink and purple kimono, leans over to grip the arms of a small boy learning to walk. While the painting could initially be mistaken for a historic depiction of family life in Asia, a closer look

In: Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas

one of the symbolic fathers of the Cuban nation; like Martí, he had sacrificed his life in pursuit of freedom from Spain. The journalist was thus bemused to encounter a humble doorman claiming Maceo’s illustrious heritage: I looked at my interlocutor … and I saw that, in effect, like Maceo

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In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
Author: Andil Gosine

self during the crossing which is symbolic of a deconstruction which leads to a reconstruction.” 16 Human-Animals/Animal-Humans The determined equation of human life, not only in terms of its “value” but its capability of violence and destructive harm, is further underlined in Notebook of No

In: Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas

social life. Because Guianese people across ethnic groups perceive bakulu through money, and money through bakulu, these spirits exercise a vital influence on how people conceive of what money is, how it should be used, and the ways in which it defines intra- and interethnic trust. Accordingly, we want

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In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids

today in Bánica where he continues to be a tailor. Photo by Lauren Derby July 2013. Abercio’s memories of life in the free trade zone are cast with nostalgia. He started in 1994 on the shop floor as a sewer at a factory called DP, only to leave to try another seeking better wages, eventually

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In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
Author: Amy M. Johnson

antagonists. The peace treaties with Captain Cudjoe and Captain Quao de-escalated fighting and recognized the freedom of the Maroons living in these autonomous settlements of Jamaica’s interior. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Jamaican Maroon communities were a source of apprehension and fear for

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In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
Author: Wazhmah Osman

contemporary world, weapons are deployed in the interest of maximum destruction of persons and the creation of death-worlds , new and unique forms of social existence in which vast populations are subjected to conditions of life conferring upon them the status of living dead. ” 8 Subjecting people to

In: Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas
Author: Henrice Altink

attention to race. They have examined the ways in which “Creole nationalism”—a nonracialized nationalism that presents the nation as one people made up of different races and ethnicities living in harmony—has shaped people’s understanding of racial discrimination and enabled the domination of the light

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In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids

migrants, they have not been forced to migrate, they are nevertheless faced with the prospects of chronic poverty—limited or no access to water, electricity, education, food, health care, or a living wage—without much hope for a better future in the Dominican Republic. “Choosing between chronic poverty and

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In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
Author: Holly Ackerman

they were detained in a state of uncertainty for nine months before a clear resolution of their situation was announced. The book provides a nice balance between historical context and oral testimony on each of these points. Readers will come away with a clear sense of daily life in the camps and the

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In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids