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Paul, Annie
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Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies
Article Title
Emancipating Ourselves...in 'Post-Slave Societies of the New World '
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Axis: Journal of the Caribbean School of Architecture
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2004
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7
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122-135
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Also presented at the Twenty-ninth Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association in St. Kitts and Nevis, 2003.
Abstract
This article explores the public reaction to the Emancipation monument, Redemption Song, by sculptor Laura Facey-Cooper. Unveiled in August 2003, the monument depicts naked male and female figures. The author draws on discussions in the local electronic and print media as well as issues raised at a forum on the monument, held at the University of the West Indies in October 2003. By exploring the passionate debate which involved a wide cross-section of the Jamaican population, the author hopes to shed light on what constitutes emancipation, nation, community, art and morality in public spaces.....
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