Caribbean Military Encounters

  • Shalini Puri
  • Lara Putnam

Part of the New Caribbean Studies book series (NCARS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Lara Putnam, Shalini Puri
    Pages 1-22
  3. Chelsey Kivland
    Pages 23-37
  4. Katherine T. McCaffrey, Bonnie Donohue
    Pages 113-145
  5. Marisabel Almer
    Pages 193-211
  6. Jocelyne Guilbault
    Pages 331-343
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 355-364

About this book


This book provides a much-needed study of the lived experience of militarization in the Caribbean from 1914 to the present. It offers an alternative to policy and security studies by drawing on the perspectives of literary and cultural studies, history, anthropology, ethnography, music, and visual art.  Rather than opposing or defending militarization per se, this book focuses attention on how Caribbean people negotiate militarization in their everyday lives. The volume explores topics such as the US occupation of Haiti; British West Indians in World War I; the British naval invasion of Anguilla; military bases including Chaguaramas, Vieques and Guantánamo; the militarization of the police; sex work and the military; drug wars and surveillance; calypso commentaries; private security armies; and border patrol operations. 


Militarization Diaspora War on Terror Police Inequality Postcolonialism

Editors and affiliations

  • Shalini Puri
    • 1
  • Lara Putnam
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of HistoryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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