Caribbean In/Securities: An Introduction

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This article serves as an introduction to a special issue on Caribbean in/securities. It begins by offering a threefold insight into the concept of in/securities: securities and insecurities are produced as spatially localised and historically contingent; the orthographic innovation of in/securities focuses on the relational production of security and insecurity; and creative practice is a means through which we can understand the many forms of agency required to negotiate between security and insecurity. The article goes on to illustrate this concept through a substantive analysis of Erna Brodber’s novel ‘Nothing’s Mat’ as a fractal narrative of gendered in/securities in the Caribbean.
Original languageEnglish
Article number57
Pages (from-to)37-46
Number of pages10
JournalSmall Axe
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2018


  • Caribbean in/securities
  • Erna Brodber
  • Nothing’s Mat
  • fractals


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