Critical Caribbean Studies

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Thieving Three-Fingered Jack

Transatlantic Tales of a Jamaican Outlaw, 1780-2015

Rutgers University Press

Botkin has compiled and analyzed plays, novels, and folklore about Three-Fingered Jack in order to show how the story of this hero-villain has evolved as it traveled from the Caribbean to England and the United States, returning to Jamaica as a tale of heroic resistance.

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Sovereign Acts

Performing Race, Space, and Belonging in Panama and the Canal Zone

Rutgers University Press

Sovereign Acts explores how artists, activists, and audiences performed and interpreted sovereignty struggles in the Panama Canal Zone over the last century. By demonstrating the place of performance in the legal landscape of U.S. Empire, Zien transforms our understanding of U.S. imperialism in the Panama Canal Zone and the Caribbean.  

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Our Caribbean Kin

Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles

Rutgers University Press

Our Caribbean Kin explores the extent to which Dominicans, Haitians, and Puerto Ricans have imagined one another as part of the same big family, rallying against the forces of European colonialism, US imperialism, and neoliberalism. Drawing from a vast archive of texts, ranging from nineteenth-century political tracts to twenty-first-century online forums, Alaí Reyes-Santos considers both the benefits and the limits of these kinship tropes, uncovering the conflicts and internal hierarchies among Antilleans, while also discovering how they have created cohesion across differences.  

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