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Caribbean Studies Series

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Books in this series consider traditional, interdisciplinary, and comparative approaches to the politics, history, literature, philosophies, and popular culture of the Caribbean. These books include scholarly monographs and edited volumes covering politics, history, literary criticism, anthropology, and more broadly cultural studies.

Series editors: Natasha Barnes, associate professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Anton Allahar, professor of sociology at the University of Western Ontario.

For more information or to submit a proposal, contact associate editor Lisa McMurtray.

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Reproducing Domination

Reproducing Domination: On the Caribbean Postcolonial State collects thirteen key essays on the Caribbean by Percy C. Hintzen, the foremost political sociologist in Anglophone Caribbean studies. For the ...

The Unexceptional Case of Haiti

When Philippe-Richard Marius arrived in Port-au-Prince to begin fieldwork for this monograph, to him and to legions of people worldwide, Haiti was axiomatically the first Black Republic. Descendants of ...

Erna Brodber and Velma Pollard

Erna Brodber and Velma Pollard, two sister-writers born and raised in Jamaica, re-create imagined and lived homelands in their literature by commemorating the history, culture, and religion of the Caribbean. ...

One Grand Noise

For many, December 26 is more than the day after Christmas. Boxing Day is one of the world’s most celebrated cultural holidays. As a legacy of British colonialism, Boxing Day is observed throughout ...

Surinamese Music in the Netherlands and Suriname

Contributions by Herman Dijo, J. Ketwaru, Guilly Koster, Lou Lichtveld, Pondo O’Bryan, and Marcel Weltak

When Marcel Weltak’s Surinamese Music in the Netherlands and Suriname was published in Dutch ...

Slave Revolt on Screen

Recipient of the 2021 Honorary Mention for the Haiti Book Prize from the Haitian Studies Association

In Slave Revolt on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Video Games author Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall ...

Dougla in the Twenty-First Century

Identity is often fraught for multiracial Douglas, people of both South Asian and African descent in the Caribbean. In this groundbreaking volume, Sue Ann Barratt and Aleah N. Ranjitsingh explore the particular ...

Chocolate Surrealism

In Chocolate Surrealism, Njoroge M. Njoroge highlights connections among the production, performance, and reception of popular music at critical historical junctures in the late nineteenth and twentieth ...

Taking Flight

Caribbean women have long utilized the medium of fiction to break the pervasive silence surrounding abuse and exploitation. Contemporary works by such authors as Tiphanie Yanique and Nicole Dennis-Benn ...

Caribbean Masala

Winner of the 2019 Gordon K. & Sybil Lewis Book Award

In 1833, the abolition of slavery in the British Empire led to the import of exploited South Asian indentured workers in the Caribbean under extreme ...