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The multicarrier code division multiple access (MC-COMA) systems without cyclic prefix (CP) hold a fine spectral efficiency though they are unavoidably corrupted by the intersymbol interference (ISI) over the finite impulse response (FIR) channel. We call MC-COMA systems without CP the ISI-corrupted MC-COMA systems in some sense. Considering the fact that combining antenna arrays with so-called ISI-corrupted MC-CDMA systems is advantageous in suppressing cochannel interference in cellular communication systems, this paper investigates ISI-corrupted MC-CDMA systems with base station antenna arrays. joint space-time multiuser detection (MUD) schemes for DS-CDMA systems with antenna arrays have drawn much attention recently. Based upon them, we can derive the equivalent joint spatialt-emporal MUD scheme for ISI-corrupted MC-CDMA systems with antenna arrays. In order to achieve this goal, an equivalent space-time estimation method of uplink vector channel is first derived for the ISI-corrupted MC-CDMA system with the arbitrary antenna array over frequency-selective fading channels. Then, based on the estimated equivalent space-time channel, an equivalent joint space-time multiuser detector is constructed. Computer simulations illustrate that our algorithm is more robust against noise and can well mitigate multiple access interference (MAI) in multiuser scenarios.