51.2 Caribbean Global Movements

By: Carole Boyce Davies and Angelique V. Nixon,  The Black Scholar
July 8, 2021

"...Critical articles and essays included in the special issue by Patrick D. M. Taylor, Myriam Moïse, and Attillah Springer reveal in different ways what it means to locate and theorise “Caribbean Global Movements” through the centering of Haiti and revolutionary movements. Taylor re-reads resistance and the spiritual practice of Obeah in Barbados, migrating outwards from the Haitian Revolution. Moïse challenges the masculine narrative of Negritude by asserting a feminine genealogy that affirms a revisioning of political movements. Springer connects Caribbean peoples, ideas, and culture through resistance and a demand for revolution as praxis. Other contributions reveal that the Caribbean region has much to teach the world. Ever so relevant during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Evelyn Erickson offers a personal and professional assessment of the Cuban healthcare system as one that is sustainable and offers a model for the Caribbean and the world. Marsha Jean-Charles 'PhD 19 posits an important critique of how Caribbean migrants become criminalised in the United States. Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert powerfully examines the realities of the climate crisis and injustice across the Caribbean and centers the experiences and lessons from our everyday realities. Attillah Springer closes the issue with a creative usage of the culture of marronage to create a visible ideological and cultural stance of refusal and resistance. Caribbean Global Movements emerges as a defiant and complex component of the Africana world and Black Studies."

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Carole Boyce Davies