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Profiles of Speakers on August 29th & 30th 2003
Profiles of Speakers on August 31st 2003

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Orville Taylor

Dr. Orville W. Taylor is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and the first PhD in Sociology from Florida International University. A member of the (American) Association of Black Sociologists, he has written several articles and book chapters on the subject of race, the African Diaspora and labour studies and has presented more than 20 conference papers in both Spanish and English. An external collaborator with the International Labour Organization (ILO), and former Senior Director of Industrial Relations in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in Jamaica, he is a specialist in international labour standards and has produced several country and regional reports. His most recent publications are; the co-edited Tourism and Change in the Caribbean and Latin America (2002) and an edited special issue of IDEAZ entitled, “Re-Thinking and Re-Searching our Blackness” (2003), both published by Arawak Publishers and ‘Globalization, Racism and The Terrorist Threat: An Afro-Caribbean Response’, in Malveaux and Green’s controversial, Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism (2002), launched on Black Entertainment Television (BET). His Thirty Years of Industrial Conflict in Jamaica is due in November 2003.

Abstract: The Challenge of Gender and the labour market after 30 years of Caricom

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