The Relational Turn in Island Studies and the Barbados Landship

Challenging Land-Locked Cultural Geographies: The Relational Turn in Island Studies and the Barbados Landship

Jonathan Pugh
Professor of Geography at Newcastle University

Thursday, 21 September 21 2017
12:001:20pm

Tillett Hall 230
Livingston Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

The Barbados Landship is an island dance performance and social institution that is not wholly of the island, the ship, or the sea. As such, it not only challenges land-locked cultural geographies, it also contributes to the growing “relational turn” in island, oceanic, and archipelagic studies. This talk draws upon the wonderfully entertaining Landship to unpack, celebrate, and highlight the current state of these debates, as  well as speculating where we might now go from here.
Above adapted from emailed announcement.

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