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Regional Discourses on Society and History

Shaping the Caribbean

Edited By Jerome Teelucksingh and Shane Pantin

This book thematically analyses and surveys areas of Caribbean history and society. The work is divided into three parts: part one addresses migration and identity; part two explores policy and development; and part three explores music and literature. The volume places a fresh perspective on these topics. The essays depart from the usual broader themes of politics, economics and society and provide a deeper insight into forces that left a decisive legacy on aspects of the Caribbean region. Such contributions come at a time when some of the Caribbean territories are marking over 50 years as independent nation states and attempting to create, understand and forge ways of dealing with critical national and regional issues. The volume brings together a broad group of scholars writing on Caribbean issues including postgraduate students, lecturers, and researchers. Each chapter is thematically divided into the aforementioned areas. This book addresses areas much deeper than the linear historical and social science models, and it offers Caribbean academics and researchers a foundation for further research.

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Rose-Marie Belle Antoine is Dean and Professor of Labour Law & Offshore Financial Law and former president of Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, OAS, Washington, DC.

James Cantres is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College. He earned his Ph.D. in African diasporic History from New York University in 2014. Professor Cantres is currently at work on a manuscript detailing the social and political histories of community formation, race consciousness, anti-imperialism, and the quandary of multi-culturalism among West Indian migrants in London in the decades following World War II. His work also explores how African diasporic art forms and popular culture articulate unbelonging among black peoples in Britain through the period of decolonization and independence in Africa and the Caribbean.

Adonis Díaz Fernández is currently a Ph.D. in Spanish candidate (ABD) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus. He received a B.Ed. from the Instituto Superior Pedagógico Enrique José Varona, Cuba and an M.A. in Spanish from the UWI, Cave Hill. He is an Instructor in Spanish at the UWI, St. Augustine Campus.

Claudius Fergus specialises in African and African Diasporic histories. He pursues research in the Atlantic slave trade experience in western Africa. He also investigates the late 18th century militarism of Africans and their descendants during the Haitian Revolution and in the wider Caribbean. His publications include “Negotiating Time, Space and Spirit: A Case Study...

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