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2016 Books

Arts and Religions of Haiti

How the Sun Illuminates Under Cover of Darkness By: LeGrace Benson In departing from the usual Haitian Art or Haitian Religion books, Benson explains the relationship of Haitian art to the culture and uniquely describes the intersection, interrelation and influence of Judaism and Christianity as well as Taíno and Islamic traces and the effects of both Masonic and Rosicrucian orders in shaping Vodou’s belief system and rituals.

$150.00

Caribbean Popular Culture

Power, Politics and Performance Caribbean Popular Culture: Power, Politics and Performance is an anthology of previously published works, newly commissioned pieces and substantially revised or updated articles which examine the Caribbean popular - an idea that has been an important and contested terrain for exploring the dynamic and oftentimes subversive cultural expressions of the region. Author: Yanique Hume & Aaron Kamugisha, eds.

$75.00

Contradictory Existence

Neoliberalism and Democracy in the Caribbean In Contradictory Existence, the relationship between capitalism, manifested in the contemporary dispensation as neoliberalism, and democracy is explored and the authors demonstrate how history, culture, geopolitics and the demands of international capital influence the tension between development and democracy. Author: Dave Ramsaran

$18.95

Crime and Security in Trinidad and Tobago

In Crime and Security in Trinidad and Tobago Drs Seepersad and Williams, both criminologists, offer an in-depth and comprehensive examination of crime in the twin island republic. Author: Randy Seepersad and Dianne Williams

$22.95

Nationalists Abroad

The Jamaica Progressive League and the Foundations of Jamaican Independence The Jamaica Progressive League, formed in New York in 1936 by Jamaican expatriates, W. Adolphe Roberts and Wilfred Domingo, was the first organization to demand an end to colonial rule in Jamaica. By: Birte Timm

$44.95

Pathways to Action: Social Policy in the Caribbean

In Pathways to Action, the contributors, all experts in their fields, examine the contemporary social challenges in the Caribbean in the areas of demographic transition, early childhood development, health, poverty, labour policies and ageing, and put forward recommendations for sustainable social development. By: Aldrie Henry-Lee

$22.95

Poverty is a Person

Human Agency, Women and Caribbean Households In Poverty is a Person, Theresa Ann Rajack-Talley, in a participatory approach to development studies, raises the voices of those usually muted in poverty research.  Author: Theresa Ann Rajack-Talley

$22.95

The Business of Nation Building

Excerpts form the Selected Speeches of Douglas Orane In The Business of Nation Building, Orane’s voice rings loud and clear and the messages from as early as 1983 still resonate. From Entrepreneurship to Sports, Private and Public Sector Management  to Youth Development, Women, Productivity, Leadership, and  the Diaspora and beyond, his passion for country and prescription  for its ills are exemplary. Author: Douglas Orane

$18.95

The Creative Echo Chamber

Contemporary Music Production in Kingston Jamaica In The Creative Echo Chamber, Dennis Howard explores the unique nature of popular music production in Jamaica, which, though successful, runs counter to the models of the music industry in the developed world. Author: Dennis O. Howard

$24.95

Transformations of Freedom in the Land of the Maroons

Creolization in the Cockpits, Jamaica Despite outstanding histories and ethnographies on maroons, there has been little attempt to draw modern maroons into a comparative perspective with the descendants of emancipated slaves who are the majority of African-Americans today. Author: Jean Besson  

$47.95