In this Book
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.
Table of Contents
- Part I Issues and Movements
- pp. 1-2
- Part II The Political Ecology of Sun and Sand
- pp. 33-34
- Part III Behind the Beach: Productive Landscapes and Environmental Change
- pp. 73-74
- Part IV Risky Environments and the Caribbean Diaspora
- pp. 129-130