The following Caribbean Studies journals published new issues this summer:
Below you will find details of each new issue:
“The impact, pervasiveness, and intractability of crime have become urgent everyday concerns for residents and researchers of the Caribbean. This special issue of Caribbean Quarterly (CQ) probes representations of crime in Caribbean fiction, language, history, popular culture and ethics to help us better understand how and why crime functions structurally and as social action across Caribbean worlds today.”
Table of Contents:
“Historical Truths / New Narratives”, Johnson, Leasho. 165-168.
“Introduction: Crime in Selected Caribbean Territories Culture and Representation”, Kerrigan, Dylan; Morgan, Paula. 169-176
Figuera, Renée. 258-280
“A Conflict of Values: The Potentialities of Retributive and Restorative Paradigms in Wilson Harris’s The Whole Armour”, Gibson, Darin. 301-316.
“Spectacular Suffering: Witnessing Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic”, Kettler, Andrew. 329-331.
Small Axe – Volume 24, Number 2, July 2020
“Small Axe focuses on the renewal of practices of intellectual criticism. It recognizes a tradition of social, political, and cultural criticism in and about regional/disasporic Caribbean and honors that tradition but also argues with it because it is through such argument that a tradition renews itself.”
Table of Contents:
“The Void, the Distance, Elsewhere: Literary Infrastructure and Empire in the Caribbean” Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann pp. 1-16“Translation in Caribbean Literature” Simona Bertacco pp. 17-34
“The Tambourine Army: Sonic Disruptions and the Politics of Respectability” Danielle Roper, Traci-Ann Wint pp. 35-52
“The Caribbean Scorpion: The Saint-Barthélemy Archive and Swedish Colonial Amnesia” Fredrik Thomasson pp. 53-66
- States of Crisis: Disaster, Recovery, and Possibility in the Caribbean
“States of Crisis, Flags of Convenience: An Introduction” Ryan Cecil Jobson pp. 68-77
“Unlivable Life: Ordinary Disaster and the Atmosphere of Crisis in Haiti” Greg Beckett pp. 78-95“The Infrastructures of Liberation at the End of the World: A Reflection on Disaster in the Caribbean” Leniqueca A. Welcome pp. 96-109
“Caribbean Technological Thought and Climate Adaptation” Sarah E. Vaughn pp. 110-121“
“Debt, Crisis, and Resurgence in Puerto Rico” Adriana María Garriga-López pp. 122-132
“Disrepair, Distress, and Dispossession: Barbuda after Hurricane Irma” Natasha Lightfoot pp. 133-146
“Postdisaster Futures: Hopeful Pessimism, Imperial Ruination, and La futura cuir”Yarimar Bonilla pp. 147-16
“Hacia Adentro” René Peña pp. 163-174
- Book Discussion: Peter James Hudson, Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean
“On Bankers and Empire: Racial Capitalism, Antiblackness, and Antiradicalism Charisse Burden-Stelly” pp. 175-186
“Dark Finance, Dark People Brenda” Gayle Plummer pp. 187-196“Rogue Bankers, Black Radicalism, and the Caribbean History of Racial Capitalism” Peter James Hudson pp. 197-207
PREE Caribbean Writing – Issue 5, June 2020
“In this issue of PREE, we looked for explorations of what ecocide – crimes against nature — means to the Caribbean, including its non-human inhabitants. Must ecocide be permanent? Vast? If a waterfall dries up, does it matter, once the rain starts again one day? What value is created by natural places that arouse joy and awe in people and is that value confined to those who see them? Or are such locations merely commodities to be assessed by the entrance cashier? What about hidden things – like coral reefs? If they become rubble, will that matter if the sea remains those multitudinous colours of blue, providing a suitable background for selfies? What about the reptiles most of us hate?