Feminist Theory Website

Feminism in Jamaica


Individual Feminists:

Patricia Mohammed

Carolyne Cooper

Honor Ford-Smith

Diana Macaulay

Hilary Nicholson

Linette Vassal

Internet Links:

The United Nations Inter-Agency Campaign on Women's Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean has a website called, "A Life Free of Violence: It's Our Right," located here.

The Women and Gender in Latin America: Anthropology / Economics / Sociology webpage at the Univ. of California, Berkeley, has an extensive bibliography of Caribbean resources here.


      Bolles, A. Lynn. Sister Jamaica: A Study of Women, Work and Households in Kingston. Univ. Press of America, 1996.

      Cliff, Michelle. Abeng. Plumsock Mesoamerican Studies, 1995.

      Craig, Christine. Mint Tea: And Other Stories. Heinemann, 1993.

      Elgersman, Maureen G. Unyielding Spirits: Black Women and Slavery in Early Canada and Jamaica. Garland Pub., 1999.

      Fuller, Vernella. Unlike Normal Women. Womens Press Ltd., 1997.

      Mohammed, Patricia. Caribbean Women at the Crossroads: The Dilemma of Decision-making among women of Barbados, St. Lucia and Dominica: Caribbean Women at the Crossroads. Co-authored with Althea Perkins. New York: UWI Press and IPPF, 1998.

      Mohammed, Patricia, ed. Rethinking Caribbean Difference. Special Issue on the Caribbean, Feminist Review No. 59. (June 1998).

      Mohammed, Patricia and Catherine Shepherd, ed. Gender in Caribbean Development Papers presented at the Inaugural Seminar of the Women and Development Studies Project of the University of the West Indies. (Women and Development Studies, U.W.I., Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados, 1988).

      Standing, Guy. Unemployment and Female Labour: A Study of Labour Supply in Kingston, Jamaica. St. Martins Press, 1981.

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