Mexico and the Caribbean Under Castro's Eyes - Clarke, Colin
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This book provides a first-hand account of the author's encounters as a social geographer, based on his field research and travels in Mexico and the Caribbean. The interlocutors of different classes and races introduce the reader to a variety of urban and rural communities, many of them involved in development projects. Two leitmotifs of the 1960s and 1970s recur throughout the volume: decolonization, state formation, and the quest for democracy in the post-colonial societies of Mexico and the Caribbean; and the conditions which were likely to constrain or challenge these developments,…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book provides a first-hand account of the author's encounters as a social geographer, based on his field research and travels in Mexico and the Caribbean. The interlocutors of different classes and races introduce the reader to a variety of urban and rural communities, many of them involved in development projects. Two leitmotifs of the 1960s and 1970s recur throughout the volume: decolonization, state formation, and the quest for democracy in the post-colonial societies of Mexico and the Caribbean; and the conditions which were likely to constrain or challenge these developments, quintessentially associated with the 1959 Cuban revolution, the cold war and student radicalism.
Autorenporträt
Colin Clarke is Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, UK.
Inhaltsangabe
Chapter 1: Introduction: Mexico and the Caribbean
Chapter 2: Mexico in 1966
Chapter 3: The Caribbean in the Late 1960s
Chapter 4: The Caribbean in the Early 1970s
Chapter 5: Oaxaca, Mexico, and Barbuda in 1978