Ian Randle Publishers
Changing Continuities and the Scholar-activist Anthropology of Constance R. Sutton.
David Sutton and Deborah A. Thomas
Politics & Social Sciences
Changing Continuities and the Scholar-activist Anthropology of Constance R. Sutton.
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Connie Sutton was a pioneer of Caribbeanist anthropology and a political and social activist who advocated for racial and gender justice internationally. Her scholarship raised broad questions about positionality in colonial studies and challenged male-centric authorial voice in “writing culture” more generally. She was committed to collaboration and collectivity, and to highlighting the scholarship of working-class people, women, people of colour, Caribbean and Latin American scholars, and early students of transnational migration – perspectives that have often been ignored and erased within mainstream anthropology.
In Changing Continuities, 14 of Sutton’s essays are reproduced across the broad themes of Caribbeanist Anthropology, Feminism and Black Women’s Power, and Transnationalism, which also include some 12 reflections by scholars who highlight the essays’ significance to their own work and to the field as a whole.

Constance Sutton’s Anthropology: From Social Movements to Transnationalism – A Life in Scholarship and Activism
Deborah A. Thomas and David Sutton
Praisesongs for Constance Sutton: An Introduction
Antonio Lauria
Section One: Caribbeanist Anthropology, Labour, and Kinship
1. From Area Studies to Localized Transnationalism: Notes on Connie Sutton’s Caribbean Journey
Jorge L. Giovannetti-Torres
2. The Scene of the Action: Envisioning Political Futures
Deborah A. Thomas
3. Revisiting Caribbean Labour: The Challenges of Connie’s Legacy
Jean Stubbs
4. Field Notes on a Visit to Barbados: An Approach to Constance Sutton’s Afro-Caribbean Family Theory
Ana Vera Estrada
5. Connie Sutton’s Final Reflections on the Cultural Life of Barbados
Linden F. Lewis
6. Continuing the Fight for Economic Justice: The Barbados Sugar Workers’ 1958 Wildcat Strike
Constance Sutton
7. Public Monuments in Post-Colonial Barbados: Sites of Memory, Sites of Contestation
Constance Sutton
8. African-Caribbean Family and Kinship: Changing Themes and Perspectives
Constance Sutton
Section Two: Feminism and Black Women’s Power
9. Women, Knowledge, and Power: Revisiting Connie Sutton’s Early Feminist Work
Susan Makiesky-Barrow
10. Crab Antics: Challenging the Reputation-Respectability Matrix in Caribbean Anthropology
Rhoda Reddock
11. From NYWAC to IWAC to Nairobi and Beyond: A Personal Reflection on Connie Sutton and the International Women’s Movement
Linda Basch
12. Changing Continuities: Reflections on the Powers of Motherhood and Sonhood
David Sutton
13. Women, Knowledge, and Power
Constance Sutton, Susan Makiesky, Daisy Dwyer, and Laura Klein
14. Social Inequality and Sexual Status in Barbados
Constance Sutton and Susan Makiesky-Barrow
15. Cultural Duality in the Caribbean
Constance Sutton
16. The Power to Define: Women, Culture, and Consciousness
Constance Sutton
17. From City-States to Post-Colonial Nation-State: Yoruba Women’s Changing Military Roles
Constance Sutton
18. Motherhood Is Powerful: Embodied Knowledge from Evolving Field-Based Experiences
Constance Sutton
Section Three: Transnationalism
19. Bi-Directions and New Directions in Migration Research: Theorizing Dispossession and Power from Connie Sutton’s Work on Transnational Migration
Nina Glick Schiller
20. Transforming Migration: An Andean Perspective on the Work of Constance Sutton
William P. Mitchell
21. Centring Connection: Intra-Caribbean Migration and Beyond
Andrea Queeley
22. Migration and West Indian Racial and Ethnic Consciousness
Constance Sutton and Susan Makiesky-Barrow
23. The Caribbeanization of New York City and the Emergence of a Transnational Sociocultural System
Constance Sutton
24. Some Thoughts on Gendering and Internationalizing Our Thinking about Transnational Migrations
Constance Sutton
25. Circum-Caribbean Migrations: Spinning New Webs of Connection Between Barbados and Cuba
26. Celebrating Ourselves: The Family Reunion Rituals of African-Caribbean Transnational Families
Constance Sutton
Donald Robotham
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