Contemporary Caribbean

ISBN-10: 0582418534

ISBN-13: 9780582418530

Edition: 2004

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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.
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Book details

List price: $75.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Professor Rob Potter is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Reading.nbsp; His research and teaching interests span development geography and development studies; urban geography; return migration; transnationality and issues of identity.nbsp; He is author of the texts Key Concepts in Development Geography (Sage, 2012), Geographies of Development (Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2008), The Companion to Development Studies (Hodder, 2008), Doing Development Research (Sage, 2006) and The Contemporary Caribbean, Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2005).nbsp; He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary journal Progress in Development Studies and is currently a member of the International Editorial Boards of the journals Third World Quarterly, Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, and Blackwell Geography Compass.nbsp; Rob Potter was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in 2006 and in 2007 was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) by the University of Reading, in recognition of his contributions to the fields of Geographies of Development and Urban Geography.

Preface
Introduction
Foundations of the Caribbean
The Caribbean Landscape
Populations and Migration
Rural and Urban Bases of the Contemporary Caribbean
Agriculture and agrarian Structure
Vulnerability and the Impact of Natural Hazards
Social Conditions
Housing in the Caribbean
Urban Dynamics and Townscapes
Global Restructuring and the Caribbean: Industry, Tourism and Politics
Industrialization, Development and Economic Change
Offshore Services and the Caribbean
Globalisation and the Caribbean
Tourism, Environment and Development
Political Realities and the Caribbean
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