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Edited by Adrian Hailey, Byron S. Wilson and Julia A. Horrocks

Most of the islands of the Caribbean have long histories of herpetological exploration and discovery, and even longer histories of human-mediated environmental degradation. Collectively, they constitute a major biodiversity hotspot – a region rich in endemic species that are threatened with extinction. This two-volume series documents the existing status of herpetofaunas (including sea turtles) of the Caribbean, and highlights conservation needs and efforts. Previous contributions to West Indian herpetology have focused on taxonomy, ecology and evolution, particularly of lizards. This series provides a unique and timely review of the status and conservation of all groups of amphibians and reptiles in the region. This volume introduces the issues particularly affecting Caribbean herpetofaunas, and gives an overview of evolutionary and taxonomic patterns influencing their conservation. Chapters focus on groups that have been relatively neglected in the Caribbean: amphibians and snakes. A major chapter describes the problem of invasive species of amphibians and reptiles in the West Indies. Three chapters then deal with islands of the Wider Caribbean that share many of the same problems but fall outside the West Indies biogeographic region: the Atlantic islands of the Bermuda group; the Dutch continental shelf islands of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire, and the Neotropical islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The book will be useful to biologists and conservationists working in or visiting the Caribbean, and internationally as a summary of the current situation in this diverse and important region.

Robert J. Currie and Jacob Leon

serious crimes facing the world. One of the great modern ironies of international criminal justice, however, is that the original proposal that gave rise to the icc was for a court of a very different nature. In 1989 a coalition of Caribbean states led by Trinidad and Tobago proposed to the General


Joaze Bernardino-Costa

The word first designated the Carib Indians who inhabited the Caribbean, described as savages who would feed on human flesh. With the arrival of enslaved Africans, Caliban became African ( Henry, 2000 ). I have borrowed ‘Caliban’ as a metaphor-concept in order to refer to the Afro-diasporic population

Andil Gosine

blood and cut off his genitals.” 1 Encountering resistance by the Cigüayos peoples in Quizqueia (Hispaniola), he claims, “without doubt, the people here are evil, and I believe (…) that they eat men.” 2 A much-circulated 1493 letter by Columbus that would come to define the Caribbean in

Series Editor: Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken, The City College of New York

Who: Authors from the Academe and/or the Public Sphere
With the objective of attracting intellectuals from throughout the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia, Brill is committed to publishing innovative work in Caribbean Studies. Our goal is to nurture and offer more visibility to the exciting transnational dialogues about the Caribbean that are already taking place amongst intellectuals who are active in either or both the academe and/or a more general public sphere: for example, scholars, professors, educators, artists, museum directors, policymakers, diplomats, activists, urban planners, architects, community organizers, environmentalists, or agronomists. We will publish monographs and edited volumes of 90,000 words or more written in English. However, we will welcome recommendations of translation projects as well.

What: Caribbean as Place and Concept
Our notion of “the Caribbean” is expansive. As such, the Caribbean Series seeks to provide a publication space for intellectual work that encompasses the vitality of the geographic regions that may be considered Caribbean: more obviously Caribbean spaces such as Cuba or Trinidad, but also places less stereotypically considered Caribbean, such as Louisiana or Surinam. This series also includes intellectual landscapes in which the Caribbean figures as essential: for example, discussions that consider European modernity and the Enlightenment, Black Europe and pan-Africanism, or present-day polemical societal questions dealing with human rights, humanitarian aid, migration, reparations, or the "right to the city."

The Publisher: Brill
The Caribbean Series was established by the KITLV (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies). In collaboration with the KITLV, Brill also publishes the esteemed New West Indian Guide.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Jason Prevost. Please direct all other correspondence to Assistant Editor Debbie de Wit.


Edited by Lieven D'Hulst, Jean-Marc Moura, Liesbeth De Bleeker and Nadia Lie

Contemporary research on Caribbean literature displays a rich variety of themes, literary and cultural categories, forms, genres, languages. Still, the concept of a unified Caribbean literary space remains questionable, depending upon whether one strictly limits it to the islands, enlarges it to adopt a Latin-American perspective, or even grants it inter-American dimensions. This book is an ambitious tentative to bring together specialists from various disciplines: neither just French, Spanish, English, or Comparative studies specialists, nor strictly “Caribbean literature” specialists, but also theoreticians, cultural studies scholars, historians of cultural translation and of intercultural transfers. The contributions tackle two major questions: what is the best possible division of labor between comparative literature, cultural anthropology and models of national or regional literary histories? how should one make use of “transversal” concepts such as: memory, space, linguistic awareness, intercultural translation, orature or hybridization? Case studies and concrete projects for integrated research alternate with theoretical and historiographical contributions. This volume is of utmost interest to students of Caribbean studies in general, but also to anyone interested in Caribbean literatures in Spanish, English and French, as well as to students in comparative literature, cultural studies and transfer research.


Dennis Canterbury

The reinvigorated debate on imperialism in the last two decades focuses on the means by which Euro-American capital is currently spread around the globe and the different ways it pillages the wealth of the developing countries. The Economic Partnership Agreements being foisted on the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries by the European Union, however, has been under the radar of the debate on imperialism. This book draws on the experiences of the Caribbean Forum-EU EPA to fill that void by bringing into focus the economic partnership agreement as a conduit of European imperialism.

Critical Global Studies, vol. 1

Edited by Rivke Jaffe

Caribbean cities are a unique yet underexposed phenomenon. Their distinctiveness results from a combination of interrelated factors including a history of slavery, development under the hemispheric hegemony of the United States and spatial limitations imposed by the settings of most Caribbean urban areas.
This innovative volume presents a detailed introduction to the spatial, socio-cultural and economic characteristics of the Caribbean city, followed by case studies of selected cities in the Dutch, Hispanophone, Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean. It discusses a broad range of disciplinary approaches in examining the urban Caribbean, incorporating perspectives from anthropology, sociology, history, political science, geography and literary and cultural criticism.

See Latin America and the Caribbean

Various Authors & Editors

Missionary Archives - Americas and the Caribbean
Caribbean General

The importance of missionary archives as a primary resource continues to grow as their value for the study of a variety of scholarly disciplines and subjects becomes ever more widely recognized. Missionary Archives on Africa is now available. This collection lists materials concerning the history of the Americas and the Caribbean from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

This collection is also included in the Missionary Archives - Americas and the Caribbean collection.