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Contemporary Caribbean

Contemporary Caribbean - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0582418530

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ISBN13: 978-0582418530
ISBN10: 0582418534
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Contemporary Caribbean - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0582418530

Rob Potter, David Barker, Denis Conway and Thomas Klak

ISBN13: 978-0582418530
ISBN10: 0582418534
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Longman, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This text focuses on the contemporary economic, social, geographical, environmental and political realities of the Caribbean region. Historical aspects of the Caribbean, such as slavery, the plantation system and plantocracy are explored in order to explain the contemporary nature of, and challenges faced by, the Caribbean. The book is divided into three parts, dealing respectively with: the foundations of the Caribbean, rural and urban bases of the contemporary Caribbean, and global restructuring and the Caribbean: industry, tourism and politics.

This is a comprehensive tertiary level textbook aimed at students taking courses that involve consideration of the contemporary character of the Caribbean region. The book should be of value to undergraduates and postgraduates taking courses in geography, development studies, Black studies, social policy and social science, economics and politics, as well as more generally in the social sciences.

Features

  • Stresses the contemporary nature of the Caribbean as the primary focus, but covers its foundations in historical processes
  • Reflecting the topic, the text is well-illustrated by means of maps, figures, graphics and photographs
  • Boxed case studies are presented in each chapter, principally, but not exclusively, in order to provide country or region specific case studies. For example, 'Promoting Export-oriented manufacturing: the example of St Lucia's National Development Corporation', 'Grenada, from "not for sale" to "for sale": US opposition to its socialist experiment; 'Patterns of settlement and economic activity in Guyana', 'urbanization and the structure of San Juan, Puerto Rico', 'Housing in Cuba: the contribution of the Microbrigade System.

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Introduction

PART I FOUNDATIONS OF THE CARIBBEAN

1. The Caribbean Landscape
2. Populations and Migration

PART II RURAL AND URBAN BASES OF THE CONTEMPORARY CARIBBEAN

3. Agriculture and agrarian Structure
4. Vulnerability and the Impact of Natural Hazards
5. Social Conditions
6. Housing in the Caribbean
7. Urban Dynamics and Townscapes

PART III GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING AND THE CARIBBEAN: INDUSTRY, TOURISM AND POLITICS

8. Industrialization, Development and Economic Change
9. Offshore Services and the Caribbean
10. Globalisation and the Caribbean
11. Tourism, Environment and Development
12. Political Realities and the Caribbean

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