A successful book launch was held at the 37th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association, Guadeloupe, for Mimi Sheller’s Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom (Duke University Press, 2012). Presenter: Deborah Thomas.
Mimi Sheller, Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy, is Professor of Sociology at Drexel University and the author of Democracy after Slavery: Black Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica and Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies. You can now read the introduction to Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom, here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/87835013/Citizenship-from-Below-by-Mimi-Sheller. For more information, and to order the book directly from Duke University Press, please visit http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid= 18033
The Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) is an independent professional organization devoted to the promotion of Caribbean studies from a multidisciplinary, multicultural point of view. It is the primary association for scholars and practitioners working on the Caribbean Region (including Central America and the Caribbean Coast of South America). Its members come from the Caribbean Region, North America, South America, Central America, Europe and elsewhere even though more than half of its members live in the United States many of them teaching at U.S. universities and colleges. Some of the other wonderful titles also launched at the event included:
Keith McNeal, Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago, University Press of Florida, USA, 2011. Presenter: Karen Richman
Nadève Ménard, Ecrits d’Haiti: Perspectives sur la littérature haïtienne contemporaine (1986‐2006), Karthala, France, 2011. Presenter: Régine Jean‐Charles
Diana Paton and Maarit Forde (eds), Obeah and Other Powers: The Politics of Caribbean Religion and Healing, Duke University Press, USA, 2012. Presenter: Faith Smith
Schuller, Mark and Morales, Pablo (eds.), Tectonic Shifts: Haiti since the Earthquake, Kumarian Press, USA, 2012. Presenter: Claudine Michel
Deborah Thomas, Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transitional Jamaica. Duke University Press, USA. 2011. Presenter: Alissa Trotz