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Queering Feminist Approaches to Gender-based Violence in the Anglophone Caribbean

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Feminist scholarship on gender-based violence in the Caribbean has examined how relations of power account for women’s increased vulnerability. While such frameworks are useful, they run the risk of reproducing heteronormative theorising on gender-based violence, and fail to account for the multiple ways in which gender and sexuality are implicated in the violence experienced by diverse groups. This article examines the gendered and heterosexist production of violence in online Caribbean newspapers.

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Notes on a branding: Subject and object in “Brand Jamaica”

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Devotion to “branding” has become a shibboleth for entrance into the twenty-first century’s iteration of consumerism and globalisation. Branding will not only fatten wallets, it will also provide a “meaningful life”. As with advertising, branding not only creates a subject, the consumer of the product, but also an object, the product itself. It also attempts to imbue these products with meaning. Branding, as Naomi Klein has famously argued, is about the imaginary, not the material.

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Fathering the “Outside” Child: Differences and Shortfalls among Urban Jamaican Fathers

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Father involvement is an important plank in the social and cognitive development of a child, and this is best facilitated by a common residence. Yet little is known about the interaction of Jamaican fathers with their young children who do not reside with them. This article, based on a survey of 252 urban fathers, shows that despite expressing a strong ideological commitment to fatherhood, almost half of the sample did not interact with these children on a weekly basis through reasoning, and encouragement with schoolwork.

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Growth Impulses and Trade Integration: Determining which Trade Partners offer the Most Optimal External Growth Impulse for the Region

Daich, Deborah and Sirimarco, Mariana (2015). Gender and violence in the sex market: Politics, police and prostitution. Buenos Aires: Biblos.

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Walk-Foot People Matter Charles V. Carnegie

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Sex/Trade/Work in the Caribbean—Challenging Discourses of Human Trafficking

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Rights Talk, Wrong Comparison: Trafficking and Transatlantic Slavery

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TRANSNATIONAL SEX WORKER ORGANIZING IN LATIN AMERICA: RedTraSex, Labour and Human Rights Mzilikazi Koné

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RedTraSex is a Latin American transnational network organizing sex
workers to push back and challenge the persistent and leading narrative on
sex work, labour and human trafficking. The presence of the network
highlights the role of collective action needed to challenge laws and address
the rights of sex workers across the region. Representing sex worker
organizations in fifteen countries in the region, RedTraSex creates an
alternate vision around organizing and affirming the rights of sex workers

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Exploring Traffic and Exploitation on the Brazilian International Border in the Amazon1

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In this article I present partial results of anthropological research
conducted between 2010 and 2015 in Tabatinga, a city located on the triple
border of Brazil with Colombia and Peru in the Amazon. I seek to
understand how human trafficking discourses arrived, circulated and were
produced in the region during this time period. I focus on the multiple
relationships between local/transborder social, sexual and political
dynamics, and their intimate relation-ship with “sexual exploitation”

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