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Caribbean Spaces: Reflective Essays/Creative-Theoretical Circulations

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of “Caribbean Spaces,” which is used to describe plural island geographies, the surrounding continental locations as well as ... More


Chowtal and the Dantāl: Finding Fertile Soil in the New Homelands

Peter Manuel

in Tales, Tunes, and Tassa Drums: Retention and Invention in Indo-Caribbean Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038815
eISBN:
9780252096778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038815.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses two distinct traditional entities in Indo-Caribbean music culture—the antiphonal folksong genre called chowtal and the dantāl, a common metallophone—which have flourished in ... More


Caribbean GPS: Compasses of Racialization

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses racism in the Caribbean. Some Caribbeans have claimed that there was or is no racism in the Caribbean while some have indicated that the United States is where they first ... More


Circulations: Caribbean Political Activism

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter engages some of the political realities of living as a Caribbean person in the United States. It examines the movements of some of the most visibly representative figures largely from ... More


Concluding Perspectives

Peter Manuel

in Tales, Tunes, and Tassa Drums: Retention and Invention in Indo-Caribbean Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038815
eISBN:
9780252096778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038815.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This concluding chapter presents some hypotheses and conclusions about Bhojpuri diasporic dynamics, broader implications for diaspora studies in general, the relation of music genres like tassa to ... More


Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Carole Boyce Davies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Drawing on both the author's personal experience and critical theory, this book illuminates the dynamic complexity of Caribbean culture and traces its migratory patterns throughout the Americas. Both ... More


Spirit Scapes: From Brazil to the Caribbean

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter pursues the idea of “spirit scapes.” It argues that thinking about Caribbean space and Caribbean identity means engaging a series of movements. It means coming to terms with how much ... More


Caribbean Kaleidoscope

William F. Keegan and Corinne L. Hofman

in The Caribbean before Columbus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190605247
eISBN:
9780190605278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190605247.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter introduces the Caribbean islands and the names that have been used for different indigenous communities: Ciboney and Guanahatebey; Indios, Arawak, Taíno, Lucayan, and Igneri; Carib and ... More


Reimagining the Caribbean: Seeing, Reading, Thinking

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the author's reflections about one of her journeys loaded with personal and epic meaning, from Grenada to Carriacou. Deliberately recapturing lost personal history, she retraces ... More


Middle Pasages: Movable Borders and Ocean-Air Space Mobility

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the concept of the Middle Passage, which has attained iconic significance in African diaspora discourses. The concept refers to the transportation of numerous Africans across ... More


“Changing Locations”: Literary Pathways of Caribbean Migration

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes literary examples of issues of migration. Capturing the dynamics of migration via song, poem, play, film, or novel has been consistently a theme in the Caribbean experience and ... More


Caribbean/American: The Portable Black Self in Community

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the author's account of how she came to consciousness as a Caribbean American subject. Her story begins in 1968, when Martin Luther King was killed during her freshman year in ... More


My Father Died a Second Time

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the author's thoughts about her father's death. When she first saw her father alive, after his first purported death, it was in a beautiful little village past Grenville called ... More


Women, Labor, and the Transnational: From Work to Work

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on Caribbean domestic labor. It argues that the economics of slavery and colonialism that accompanied the rise of European modernity, created the conditions for contemporary ... More


Poetry and the TranslocalBlackening Britain

Jahan Ramazani

in A Transnational Poetics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226703442
eISBN:
9780226703374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703374.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how postcolonial and black British poets and calypso singers reimagined metropolitan England in relation to African and Caribbean cultures and histories. It discusses how black ... More


“Haiti, I Can See Your Halo!”: Living on Fault Lines

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter uses the logic of the halo not in the way it appears in Christian iconography, but in the way the halo of what Haiti means radiates as a series of spatial principles across the African ... More


Postscript: Escape Routes

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter returns to the “twilight” theme but this time focusing on the logic of “escape routes.” It argues that the paradigm of the North as being the only place of freedom can be contested with ... More


Connecting Stories: My Grandmother’s Violin

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the author's reflections on issues of sexuality in the Caribbean context. It also provides some extended family history. She says that growing up with what she saw as an already ... More


Between the Twilight Zone and the Underground Railroad: “Owagea”

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter sets up the discussion of “twilight zones.” Twilight refers to that space of unreality between night and day, where spirits begin to roam and objects that seem perfectly normal in the ... More


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