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The Contemporary Caribbean

1st Edition

By Robert B. Potter, David Barker, Thomas Klak, Denis Conway

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528 pages

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Paperback: 9780582418530
pub: 2004-07-15
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Description

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.

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography