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Meeks, Brian

Overview
Works: 43 works in 124 publications in 2 languages and 3,824 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Poetry  Lectures  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Panel discussions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director
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Most widely held works about Brian Meeks
 
Most widely held works by Brian Meeks
M.G. Smith : social theory and anthropology in the Caribbean and beyond by M. G Smith( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom, power and sovereignty : the thought of Gordon K. Lewis( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homage to Gordon K. Lewis (1919-1991), Gordon K. Lewis (1919-1991) was a leading expert on the Caribbean. Lewis published many important books and articles on the Caribbean including Puerto Rico: freedom and power in the Caribbean (1962), The growth of the modern West Indies (1968), Main currents in Caribbean thought (1983) and Grenada: the jewel despoiled (1987), among others. "From his arrival in Puerto Rico in the 1950s, until his death in the early 1990s, Lewis, through his numerous publications, established himself as a Caribbean thinker. The breadth of Lewis's scholarship is revealed in these ten chapters covering his work on the Caribbean. From concepts of sovereignty and regional integration, to the nature of democracy in the contemporary Caribbean, the influence of African thought and the African Diaspora on the development of a Caribbean intellectual tradition, the influence of theology and the pursuit of a democratic socialism for the Caribbean, G.K. Lewis's work is analysed, admired and critiqued by the contributors."
Envisioning Caribbean futures : Jamaican perspectives by Brian Meeks( )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employing critical analysis of Caribbean intellectual thought and of the postcolonial political economy, Brian Meeks sets about proposing a manifesto for the future. What emerges is a programme for the medium term, which is pragmatic in its efforts to deal with the current crisis without engaging in the romanticism of an all-encompassing revolutionary transformation. Meeks suggests a form of participatory reorganization without, necessarily, dismantling the fundamentals of formal democratic organization. Particular emphasis is placed on rural agro-producers because their empowerment, politically and economically, resolves the problem of elite domination while creating the conditions for economic democracy. He argues, finally, that the proposals can become the basis for a more fundamental social and intellectual transformation from, following Sylvia Wynter, "man" to "human," based on democracy, community and solidarity
Caribbean revolutions and revolutionary theory : an assessment of Cuba, Nicaragua and Grenada by Brian Meeks( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and German and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this work, Brian Meeks compares the Cuban, Nicaraguan and Grenadian revolutions, using techniques derived from J. S. Mill and perfected by Theda S. Skopol. He emphasises the conditions that facilitated the making of these revolutions, the social forces that led the process in each case, and how these factors came together to affect the extent of popular empowerment in the post-insurrectional landscapes." "Meeks contends that none of these revolutions suggest that there is a predetermined, 'progressive' path which various states must invariably follow. Revolutions may occur as a result of conjuncture, accumulated experience and contingency. Despite the incompleteness and unfulfilled promise of all these revolutions, they suggest, to different degrees, that people have the potential to make history and affect positive changes, if they can learn from the accumulated errors of the past."--BOOK JACKET
The thought of New World : the quest for decolonisation by Caribbean Reasonings Conference( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Caribbean thought : a reader by Brian Meeks( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narratives of resistance : Jamaica, Trinidad, the Caribbean by Brian Meeks( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture, politics, race and diaspora : the thought of Stuart Hall( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stuart Hall, in whose honour this volume is compiled, has made significant contributions to contemporary social and political discourse. The essays that constitute this collection; all, in different ways, contend with Hall's methodology, his philosophy; as well as many other dimensions of his intellectual career, More importantly however, they serve to reconnect his work to the social context of his island of birth, Jamaica, and the wider Caribbean."--Jacket
Paint the town red by Brian Meeks( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical Caribbean : from black power to Abu Bakr by Brian Meeks( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond Westminster in the Caribbean( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coup clock ticks by Brian Meeks( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poems in The Coup Clock Clicks were written between 1971 and 1988; they reflect the world of a then young political activist, poems challenging indifference, concerned to understand and, if possible, ameliorate the situation of others. In retrospect, they take the form of a personal memoir both of a younger self and of those times."
Caribbean Reasonings - M.G. Smith : Social Theory and Anthropology in the Caribbean and Beyond by Brian Meeks( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caribbean Reasonings - Culture, Politics, Race and Diaspora : the Thought of Stuart Hall by Brian Meeks( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thought of New World : the quest for decolonisation( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical interventions in Caribbean politics and theory by Brian Meeks( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These essays by Brian Meeks, a noted public intellectual in the Caribbean, reflect on Caribbean politics, particularly radical politics and ideologies in the postcolonial era. But his essays also explain the peculiarities of the contemporary neo-liberal period while searching for pathways beyond the current plight. In the first chapters, titled 'Theoretical Forays, ' Meeks makes a conscious attempt to engage with contemporary Caribbean political thought at a moment of flux and search for a relevant theoretical language and style to both explicate the Caribbean's recent past and confront the difficult conditions of the early twenty-first century. The next part, 'Caribbean Questions, ' both retrospective and biographical, retraces the author's own engagement with the University of the West Indies (UWI), the short-lived but influential Caribbean Black Power movement, the work of seminal Trinidadian thinker and activist Lloyd Best, Cuba's relationship with Jamaica, and the crisis and collapse of the Grenadian Revolution. As evident in its title, 'Jamaican Journeys, ' the concluding section excerpts and extracts from a longer, more sustained engagement with Jamaican politics and society. Much of Meeks' argument builds around the notion that Jamaica faces a crucial moment, as the author seeks to chart and explain its convoluted political path and dismal economic performance over the past three decades. Meeks remains surprisingly optimistic as he suggests that despite the emptying of sovereignty in the increasingly globalized world, windows to enhanced human development might open through policies of greater democracy and popular inclusion"
New currents in Caribbean thought( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centering the Caribbean in Caribbean studies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who defines Caribbean? What impact has the decades of Caribbean studies had on the Cairbbean and its diasporic population? What has thinking, discussing and writing about the Caribbean done for the Caribbean? Who at the beneficiaries from the knolwedge that is produced in the name of Caribbean studies? These were some of the questions addressed by various presentations and panelists [at the 34th annual Caribbean Studies Association Conference]."--Container
Caribbean reasonings : freedom, power and sovereignty : the thought of Gordon K. Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homage to Gordon K. Lewis (1919-1991), Gordon K. Lewis (1919-1991) was a leading expert on the Caribbean. Lewis published many important books and articles on the Caribbean including Puerto Rico: freedom and power in the Caribbean (1962), The growth of the modern West Indies (1968), Main currents in Caribbean thought (1983) and Grenada: the jewel despoiled (1987), among others. "From his arrival in Puerto Rico in the 1950s, until his death in the early 1990s, Lewis, through his numerous publications, established himself as a Caribbean thinker. The breadth of Lewis's scholarship is revealed in these ten chapters covering his work on the Caribbean. From concepts of sovereignty and regional integration, to the nature of democracy in the contemporary Caribbean, the influence of African thought and the African Diaspora on the development of a Caribbean intellectual tradition, the influence of theology and the pursuit of a democratic socialism for the Caribbean, G.K. Lewis's work is analysed, admired and critiqued by the contributors"
The development of the 1970 revolution in Trinidad and Tobago by Brian Meeks( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Envisioning Caribbean futures : Jamaican perspectives
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Caribbean revolutions and revolutionary theory : an assessment of Cuba, Nicaragua and GrenadaNew Caribbean thought : a readerNarratives of resistance : Jamaica, Trinidad, the CaribbeanPaint the town red
Alternative Names
Brian Meeks escritor xamaicanu

Brian Meeks professor

Meeks, B. 1953-

Meeks, Brian

Languages
English (99)

German (1)