A post which might be of interest to Caribbeanists -- St Croix - “Idiosyncracies of Place”: A Conversation with La Vaughn Belle. An excerpt and relevant url follow:
DK: You’ve said that you ‘re interested in “the provincial and the domestic”. What does this mean?
LVB: The provincial often has a negative connotation. People think of small towns, small islands, small mindedness. But I am interested in all the things that make a culture and a people who they are – the idiosyncrasies of a place. I had a class once in semiotics that taught that in every culture there is a “semiosphere” that only the people of that culture can understand. My interest in the provincial is about wanting to know that space as best I can....See More