Ian Randle Publishers and KITLV Press KITLV Press have just issued a collection of essays on The Caribbean City, which stems from academic papers presented at an international workshop held in Leidon, in The Netherlands, from December 1-3, 2004. The papers examine a number of Caribbean cities from a various multi-disciplinary perspectives—anthropology, sociology, history, political science, geography, literature and culture. The essays tackle crucial issues such as urban planning, race and ethnicity, segregation, unemployment, crime and violence, popular culture, and religion in cities like Port-of-Spain, San Juan, Kingston, Paramaribo, and Willemstad.
The volume is edited by Rivke Jaffe, Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Her research interests include Caribbean studies, urban anthropology and the urban environment.
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For the review article in Jamaica’s Gleaner go to http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20090517/arts/arts3.html