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Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies

About The Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies

The Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies (JECS) is the only area studies journal dedicated to the Eastern Caribbean. The JECS’ Editorial Advisory Committee is drawn from multiple departments at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, reflecting its avowedly multidisciplinary approach to knowledge creation.

We publish original articles interrogating social and economic conditions relevant to this region as well as to other small island states. The journal also welcomes articles interrogating cultural, educational and anthropological issues. In addition to original academic articles we also publish commentaries, book reviews, interviews and technical notes. Some of the published thematic topics include:
  • the navigation of the current socio-economic and political world order; ο‚·the regional integration experience of the Member States making up the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS);
  • coloniality, cultural identities and the reimagining of nationhood;
  • the role of the State, civil society, business class and households in shaping the everyday life of capitalist modernity, with attention to the intersectionality of gender, sexuality, race and class.

The JECS thus links the academic terrains of the Eastern Caribbean, the Commonwealth Caribbean, and other developing countries in the Americas. However, it remains committed to rendering Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines visible to a global community of students, researchers, policymakers, and investors.