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978-0-7391-0879-6 • Hardback • June 2006 • $101.00 • (£78.00)
978-0-7391-1775-0 • Paperback • August 2006 • $48.99 • (£38.00)
978-0-7391-5890-6 • eBook • June 2006 • $46.50 • (£36.00)
Anita M. Waters is associate professor of sociology and anthropology at Denison University.
Chapter 1 Remembering Variable Histories
Chapter 2 Planning the Past in Port Royal
Chapter 3 Tourists Love Pirates
Chapter 4 Discovering African Port Royal
Chapter 5 A Private Community in the Public Eye
Waters' Planning the Past represents an important case study of the contested and changing representations of history and heritagem, one that sheds light on Jamaica's relationship with its colonial past and the region's continuing struggle with historicity and authenticity.
— Museum Anthropology, December 2007
This is an interesting and thought-provoking study...
— September 2007; H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
The research, insights, and cultural hermeneutic of Professor Waters' work are stimulating, academically engaging, and culturally restorative in vision and the justification thereof. Whereas past administrations have mapped the contours of the ruins and thereby have given up on Port Royal as a 'royal eye-sore', Professor Waters has rediscovered and reaffirmed the historic-cultural gems of the community—a people and place where the ascription of Royal is more than an honorific nomenclature, but a Port of entry into a promising vision of dignity, prosperity, and hospitality.
— Professor Adrian Anthony McFarlane, Hartwick College
• Winner, Caribbean Studies Association 2007 Gordon K. & Sybil Lewis Award Honorable Mention