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The artist Carl Abrahams and the cosmopolitan work of centring and peripheralizing the self : Winner of the 2013 J.B. Donne Essay Prize
(2015) - Journal article
The article looks at the work and life of Jamaican artist and 'citizen of the world' Carl Abrahams. Responding to Gell's argument that art should be thought of as a 'technology of enchantment', and to a wider approach that ...
Times of the self in Kingston, Jamaica
(2017-05-27) - Journal article
Revival Zionists – a small spiritist following in Jamaica – describe how their relations with spirits allow them to bring personal spiritual gifts to bear on every day or ‘temporal’ experience. Taking a hint from Kant that ...
Labour, life, and language: personhood and relations among the Yami of Lanyu
(University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
This thesis discusses the concepts of labour, life, and language among the Yami of Lanyu, Taiwan. In the local context, it is labour, life and language that comprise the concept of personhood among the Yami: tao, i.e. ...
Bridging worlds : movement, relatedness and social change in two communities of Cartagena de Indias Bay
(University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
The island of Barú, located along the Atlantic coast of Colombia, has occupied, since the colonial era, a geographical and social interstitial position. The island was a strategic space in key processes and events of ...
Fathermen : predicaments in fatherhood, masculinity and the kinship lifecourse. Dominica, West Indies
(University of St Andrews, 2017) - Thesis
Fathermen is an ethnographic journey in the kinship lives of men on the island of Dominica, West Indies. It traces the various complexities, conundra and contradictions Dominican men encounter and create as they navigate ...
The social reproduction of Jamaica Safar in Shashamane, Ethiopia
(University of St Andrews, 2011-11-30) - Thesis
Since the 1950s, men and women, mainly Rastafari from the West Indies, have moved as repatriates to Shashamane, Ethiopia. This is a spiritually and ideologically oriented journey to the promised land of Ethiopia (Africa) ...
Aasenîkon! Makushi travelogues from the borderlands of Southern Guyana
(University of St Andrews, 2017-12-08) - Thesis
This ethnographic account focuses on the conceptions and practices of movement, as narrated by the Makushi people who live along the triple frontier of southern Guyana. The journeys - individual experiences, in particular ...
Metafreedom? The carnivalesque of freedom in a Brazilian favela
(University of St Andrews, 2012-05-15) - Thesis
This thesis dwells on the existence of freedom in the life of people in a Brazilian favela (shantytown). The ethnography presents the dance of freedom with the full intensity of a carnivalesque. The exploration also ponders ...
Building Belize City : autonomy, skill and mobility amongst Belizean and Central American construction workers
(University of St Andrews, 2018-12-07) - Thesis
This thesis ethnographically explores the connections between labour and social life among workers informally employed in the small-scale construction industry of Belize City, the major urban centre of Belize on the Caribbean ...
John Brown : freedom and imposture in the early twentieth-century trans-Caribbean
(Routledge, 2016-12-02) - Book item