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Beyond Sun and Sand: Caribbean Environmentalisms by Sherrie L. Baver, Barbara Deutsch Lynch, Professor Marin Miller, Professor Manuel Valdes Pizzini, Professor Maurice Burac, Professor Neftali Garcia-Martinez, Professor Tania Garcia-Ramos, Professor Ana Rivera-Rivera, Professor Ricardo Soto-Lopez, Professor Lorraine Minnite, Professor Immanuel Ness, Katherine T McCaffrey, Professor Francine Jacome pdf epub fb2

Beyond Sun and Sand: Caribbean Environmentalisms Author: Sherrie L. Baver, Barbara Deutsch Lynch, Professor Marin Miller, Professor Manuel Valdes Pizzini, Professor Maurice Burac, Professor Neftali Garcia-Martinez, Professor Tania Garcia-Ramos, Professor Ana Rivera-Rivera, Professor Ricardo Soto-Lopez, Professor Lorraine Minnite, Professor Immanuel Ness, Katherine T McCaffrey, Professor Francine Jacome
Title: Beyond Sun and Sand: Caribbean Environmentalisms
ISBN: 0813536537
ISBN13: 978-0813536538
Other Formats: lrf doc mbr rtf
Pages: 240 pages
Publisher: Rutgers University Press (February 15, 2006)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1728 kb
Size EPUB version: 1506 kb
Subcategory: Social Sciences




Filtered through the lens of the North American and European media, the Caribbean appears to be a series of idyllic landscapes-sanctuaries designed for sailing, diving, and basking in the sun on endless white sandy beaches. Conservation literature paints a similarly enticing portrait, describing the region as a habitat for endangered coral reefs and their denizens, parrots, butterflies, turtles, snails, and a myriad of plant species. In both versions, the image of the exotic landscape overshadows the rich island cultures that are both linguistically and politically diverse, but trapped in a global economy that offers few options for development. Popular depictions also overlook the reality that the region is fraught with environmental problems, including water and air pollution, solid waste mismanagement, destruction of ecosystems, deforestation, and the transition from agriculture to ranching. Bringing together ten essays by social scientists and activists, Beyond Sun and Sand provides the most comprehensive exploration to date of the range of environmental issues facing the region and the social movements that have developed to deal with them. The authors consider the role that global and regional political economies play in this process and provide valuable insight into Caribbean environmentalism. Many of the essays by prominent Caribbean analysts are made available for the first time in English.