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The Contemporary Caribbean

The Contemporary Caribbean

  • Author: Robert B. Potter,David Barker,Thomas Klak,Denis Conway
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317875982
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 528
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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.

Indigenous Resurgence in the Contemporary Caribbean

Indigenous Resurgence in the Contemporary Caribbean

Amerindian Survival and Revival

  • Author: Maximilian Christian Forte
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9780820474885
  • Category: History
  • Page: 298
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Vincent, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Puerto Rican diaspora. Writing from a range of contemporary perspectives on indigenous presence, identities, the struggle for rights, relations with the nation-state, and globalization, fourteen scholars, including four indigenous representatives, contribute to this unique testament to cultural survival. This book will be indispensable to students of Caribbean history and anthropology, indigenous studies, ethnicity, and globalization."--BOOK JACKET.

The Contemporary Caribbean

The Contemporary Caribbean

Life, History and Culture Since 1945

  • Author: Olwyn M. Blouet
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 9781861893130
  • Category: History
  • Page: 159
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When Americans seek an escape from the worries and dilemmas of everyday life, the crystal blue waters and white sands of the Caribbean islands seem like the answer to a prayer. Yet this image of a tourist’s paradise hides a tumultuous history marked by strife and division over race, political power, and economic inequality. Olwyn Blouet explores the story of “the Caribbean” over the last 50 years, revealing it to be a region positioned at the heart of some the most prominent geopolitical issues of modern times. Navigating a rich mélange of cultures and histories, Blouet unearths a complex narrative that is frequently overlooked in histories of the Americas. In stark contrast to widely-read guidebooks, this chronicle unflinchingly probes two strikingly different worlds in the Caribbean islands—those of the haves and the have-nots—created by the volatile mixture of colonial politics, racial segregation, and economic upheaval. The strategic political relations between Caribbean nations, Cuba in particular, and the world powers during the Cold War; the economic transformations instigated by tourism; and the modernizing efforts of Caribbean nations in order to meet the demands of a globalizing twenty-first century market are among the numerous issues explored by Blouet in her efforts to redress the historical record’s imbalance. The Contemporary Caribbean also explores the proud histories of the region's many nations in sports such as cricket and baseball, as well as their famed cuisines, and the uneasy balance today between local traditions and the vestiges of colonial influence.

Dual Legacies in the Contemporary Caribbean

Dual Legacies in the Contemporary Caribbean

Continuing Aspects of British and French Dominion

  • Author: Paul Sutton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135779619
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean

Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean

  • Author: Richard S. Hillman,Thomas J. D'Agostino
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
  • ISBN: 9781588266637
  • Category: History
  • Page: 429
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"Carefully designed to enhance readers' comprehension of the diversity and complexities of the region, Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean ranges in coverage from history to politics and economics, from the environment to ethnicity, from religion to the Caribbean diaspora. Each topic is covered in an accessible style, but with reference to the latest scholarship. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent events and trends." "Maps, photographs, and a table of basic political data enhance the text, which has made its place as the best available introduction to the region."--Book jacket.

Dual legacies in the contemporary Caribbean

Dual legacies in the contemporary Caribbean

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