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Responding to a call for a renewed and reinvigorated project of Caribbean criticism, the Keywords in Caribbean Studies project proposes an examination of the critical vocabulary that shapes our field of study. A genuinely regional Caribbean criticism—one that necessarily encompasses the entirety of the Caribbean Sea and its archipelago, its coastal territories of the South and Central Americas, and their global circuits of migration and diaspora—demands concerted attention to the critical vocabulary with which we engage the region.


This is the accepted manuscript of an article finally published as: Pérez-Rosario, Vanessa and Ryan Cecil Jobson. "Keywords in Caribbean Studies: A Project Statement." Small Axe, volume 26, issue 2, 2022, p. 68. doi:

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