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Endangered Species Caribbean Ecology and the Discourse of the Nation

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

in Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032184
eISBN:
9780813038766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032184.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses how Caribbean writers have addressed the ecological revolution brought about by colonization first, and the sugar plantation, and in the beginning of the twentieth century the ... More


St Lucia: Jobs and Integration of a Small-Island Nation

Andrew S. Downes, Edwin St Catherine, and Ezra Jn Baptiste

in Jobs For Development: Challenges and Solutions in Different Country Settings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198754848
eISBN:
9780191816321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754848.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

St Lucia is a small developing island nation in the Caribbean which historically depended on the banana industry as a major source of output growth, employment, and foreign exchange. When external ... More


Chanting Down the New Jerusalem: Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean

Francio Guadeloupe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254886
eISBN:
9780520942639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254886.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This ethnography probes the ethos and attitude created by radio disc jockeys on the bi-national Caribbean island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. Examining the intersection of Christianity, calypso, and ... More


Deeper Waters

Andrew T. Guzman

in Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199933877
eISBN:
9780190252694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199933877.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses the potentially devastating effects of rising sea levels caused by climate change. For instance, island nations such as the Maldives, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Tokelau, Tonga, Fiji, ... More


Politics of Tradition: Charismatic Globalization, Morality, and Culture in Polynesian Protestantism

Yannick Fer

in The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814772591
eISBN:
9780814723517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772591.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter shows how the histories of Polynesian island nations are very much bound up with Christianity. The growth of charismatic movements in Polynesia, against a backdrop of rapid social change ... More


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