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Stranger Encounters
The Impact of Tourists in Cuban Bed-and-Breakfasts
Kim E. Kozaki
Tourism is now considered the leading industry in Cuba. For Cubans, this tourist boom is providing welcome opportunities for self-employment and access to hard currency. Tourists looking to experience the country outside of large hotels and resorts often choose accommodations in casas particulares, the Cuban equivalent of bed-and-breakfasts, where the enter the private homes and everyday life of Cuban people. This...  More
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"For many tourists, casas particulares appear to be divided into two worlds: areas to which they had access and could use, which they referred to...  Read excerpt
2017, Caribbean Studies Press, 176pp, b & w illustrations, softcover
ISBN 978-1-62632-537-1 Cat# CSP 5371
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The Colour of Shadows
Images of Caribbean Slavery
This imaginative book throws new light on the closing years of Caribbean slavery and the lives of enslaved people of African descent before emancipation in Trinidad in 1834. The book centers on the drawings of plantation life by Richard Bridgens, an English-born artist who became a planter and slaveholder in Trinidad, and examines these, some of which are well known,...  More
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Judy Raymond, in a deeply researched and elegantly written book, has shed light on Bridgens career, and has closely analyzed his remarkable drawingsincluding a few...  Read review
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Its hard to exaggerate the newness of what Bridgens did in this book. As late as 1960, Derek Walcott wrote in the Trinidad Guardian about the...  Read excerpt
April 2016, Caribbean Studies Press, 199pp, 19 b & w illustrations, softcover
ISBN 978-1-62632-519-7 / Cat# 5197
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Interplay of Cultural Narratives in Martinique
French, African, and Indian Journey toward a Pluralistic Society
Mahadevi Ramakrishnan and R.Scott Smith
This book explores the history of immigration and development of cultural identities on the island of Martinique from 1635 to the present with particular attention to the major cultural groupsAfrican, French, and Indianas well the role of the indigenous Caribs in cultural hybridization. This interdisciplinary study of intertwined adaptive strategies to emigration and resettlement provides insight into the complicated tapestry...  More
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"An effective survey of Martiniques hybrid, and indeed multifaceted, cultural identity through the thematic prisms of resettlement and migration. Through close examination and discussion of...  Read review
May, 2015, Caribbean Studies Press, Cat # CSP3704, 282pp, with b & w illustrations, softcover
ISBN 978-1-62632-370-4
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Sugar, Slavery, Christianity and the Making of Race
Mark E. Boren, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Sugar, Slavery, Christianity and the Making of Race chronicles how the unprecedented demand for sugar radically transformed Western civilization at every level of society. The book details how technologies of human control developed in the African slave trade combined with missionary Christian theology to lay the foundations for the language, literature and cultural dictates of race we know today. Very readable...  More
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"This compelling (indeed, page-turning) study convincingly argues that the technologies, practices and ideologies developed forthe slave trade of the 17th and 18th centuries continue to...  Read review
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"Looking at the culture of European social refinement as linked directly to the rise in West Indies sugar and the African slave trades, we can begin...  Read excerpt
April, 2013, Caribbean Studies Press, Cat #: CSP0307, 196pp, 25 b & w illustrations, softcover
ISBN 978-1-62632-030-7
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Cuba
The Struggle for Consumption
Anna C. Pertierra
For the past 20 years in Cuba, urban life has been characterized by a shortage of material resources, a decline in living standards, and an unpredictable and changing economy. By researching everyday activities in the island's second-largest city, Santiago de Cuba, this book presents a dynamic portrait of contemporary domestic life and consumer culture in Santiago de Cuba, which...  More
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"The daily experiences of being a consumer in a society where consumption is largely experienced as frustration and an absence of desirable goods has come...  Read excerpt
October 2011, Caribbean Studies Press Cat # CSP7530, 275pp, 14 b&w illustrations, softcover
ISBN 978-1-58432-753-0 Cat # CSP7530
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Haitis Development Through Expatriate Reconnection
Conditions and Challenges
Tatiana Wah, Ph.D. New School University, NY
This valuable contribution to development studies examine the strategic processes of involving expatriates in Haitis development. This research-based study provides an operational paradigm or framework for how to construct and implement effective expatriate engagement . Catalog #: B222
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From the Introduction: The continuing loss of a significant amount of less developed countries (LDCs) manpower resources to more developed countries (MDCs) through international migration is...  Read excerpt
2003, Educa Vision, Inc., 188pp, softcover
ISBN 1-58432-180-6
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Caribbean Landscapes
An Interpretive Atlas
Timothy S. Brothers, Jeffrey S. Wilson and Owen P. Dwyer
A major new reference, this full-color work is a selective introduction to the diversity of Caribbean landscapes, showing underlying patterns without overlooking the uniqueness of individual places. Combining scholarship and expertise in remote-sensing technologies, cartography, photography, and fieldwork, this team of geographers from the University of Indiana-Purdue University Indianapolis presents a taxonomy of Caribbean environments. Not an atlas in...  More
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From the Journal of Latin American Geography--- "It is the rare book that combines artistic images with informative text, but 'Caribbean Landscapes" accomplishes just that. The...  Read review
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From the Preface: The Geographical Perspective on the Caribbean Our purpose is not merely to describe the landscapes shown here but to interpret them: set them...  Read excerpt
August, 2008, Caribbean Studies Press. Catalog Number: CSP4591, 249pp, full color throughout, softcover
ISBN 978-1-58432-459-1
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