JUST RELEASED – The Journal of Indentureship and Its Legacies
The Ameena Gafoor Institute (AGI) for Study of Indentureship and its Legacies is excited to announce the launch of Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Journal of Indentureship and Its Legacies.
The journal is a bi-annual peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Pluto Journals. It aims to create a unique and unprecedented academic space where the study of indentureship, as a distinct form of unfree labour, can be analysed in all its forms.
This first issue carries articles by pioneers in this field of study: Brij Lal, Brinsley Samaroo, Clem Seecharan, Marina Carter and Crispin Bates and work by some of the most promising young academics/artists adding to the study of indentureship today.
There is no question that the study of indentureship needs a dedicated scholarly journal. This neglected field spans some 400 years of history, from the first indentured servants to leave Europe for the Americas in the sixteenth century, to the abolition of indentureship in the British Empire in 1917. Whether Japanese indentured servants in Latin America; blackbirded indigenous South Sea islanders in New Zealand; Indian and Chinese labourers in South Africa and the Caribbean or the post-emancipation indentured Africans in the Caribbean, this system of labour has created diasporic communities across the globe deserving of the sort of interdisciplinary, academic attention that the journal and the institute can offer.
The Journal of Indentureship and Its Legacies is an Open Access journal. This means you’ll be able to read all the articles for free on JSTOR. By making the journal Open Access, we hope that important research will reach a wider audience including those who traditionally can’t access academic content through a paywall.
You can read the Journal of Indentureship and Its Legacies online on JSTOR here:https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13169/jofstudindentleg.1.issue-1
Please send your letters, articles, photos and short videos to this free online Indo-Caribbean paper: email@example.com