[URBANTH-L]CFP: Urban Cultures of the Caribbean

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Thu Mar 8 20:33:04 EST 2007

**Apologies for cross-postings**

Call for Papers

Symposium: 'Urban Cultures of the Caribbean'
September 27-29, 2007
University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica

An international, interdisciplinary symposium on urban cultures of the 
Caribbean will be held in Jamaica on September 27-29, 2007. The event will 
be organized by the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work, in 
cooperation with the Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Department of 
Geography and Geology of the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus). 
This symposium aims to bring together experts from a range of academic 
disciplines - including anthropology, sociology, cultural studies and human 
geography - to discuss various cultures of the urban Caribbean. We invite 
contributions discussing cities in the Dutch, Hispanic, Francophone and 
Anglophone Caribbean.

In this symposium, we aim to explore how the specific nature of cities and 
urban cultures can cause a difference in the discussion of Caribbean 
cultures. We wish to increase a better understanding of both Caribbean 
cultures and of urban spaces. We aim not only at a celebration but also a 
critical examination of such cultural manifestations, assessing their role 
in both the positive and negative aspects of urban life. Potential topics 
include urban subcultures, countercultures and lifestyles; musical and 
performance cultures; urban symbolism and imaginings of urban space; 
historical perspectives on Caribbean urban cultures; urban space and 
sexuality; architecture, identity and culture; ethnicity and contested 

Interested contributors are invited to submit an abstract, accompanied by a 
short bio, by June 1, 2007. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words in length 
and should be sent in electronic form to Rivke Jaffe at 
rivke.jaffe at uwimona.edu.jm. Participants will be expected to submit their 
full conference paper by September 1, 2007. Limited funding may be available 
to overseas participants.

Organising committee:

Rivke Jaffe (Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work)
Rashalee Mitchell (Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work)
Sonjah Stanley-Niaah (Institute of Caribbean Studies)
David Dodman (Department of Geography and Geology)
Susan Mains (Department of Geography and Geology)


Dr. Susan Mains
Geography & Geology Department
University of the West Indies-Mona
Kingston 7, JAMAICA

Email: susan.mains at uwimona.edu.jm
          susanroaming at yahoo.com

Tel: (876) 927-2129
Fax: (876) 977-6029
Web: http://www.mona.uwi.edu/geoggeol/Staff/spmains.htm 

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