Coping With Poverty: Adaptive Strategies In A Caribbean Village, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Coping With Poverty

Adaptive Strategies In A Caribbean Village, 1st Edition

By Hymie Rubenstein


410 pages

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Hardback: 9780367013752
pub: 2019-04-18

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This ethnography of Leeward Village, a large coastal community on the little-known Caribbean island of St. Vincent, illustrates how people in one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere pull together in positive and creative ways to adjust to the many adversities they face. Like their Black counterparts elsewhere in the Americas, Leeward

Table of Contents

Hairoun1 -- Preface -- Introduction -- Historical Background and Contemporary Scene -- St. Vincent: The Island Background -- St. Vincent: The Contemporary Scene -- Leeward Village: Past and Present -- The Organization of Economic Life -- Work, Wealth, and Class -- Land Tenure and Use -- Labor Migration -- Kinship and Social Organization -- Kindred Organization -- Sex, Mating, and Marriage -- The Household -- Friendship -- Black Adaptive Strategies

About the Author

Hymie Rubenstein is associate professor of anthropology at The University of Manitoba.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General