This book deals with the theoretical and empirical issues by describing the causes and consequences of poverty in Leeward Village. It explores how poor villagers deal with the problem of securing a livelihood—of getting enough food, clothing, shelter, and other life-sustaining necessities.
1. Introduction Part I: Historical Background and Contemporary Scene 2. St. Vincent: The Island Background 3. St. Vincent: The Contemporary Scene 4. Leeward Village: Past and Present Part II: The Organization of Economic Life 5. Work, Wealth, and Class 6. Land Tenure and Use 7. Labor Migration Part III: Kinship and Social Organization 8. Kindred Organization 9. Sex, Mating, and Marriage 10. The Household 11. Friendship 12. Black Adaptive Strategies