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- Duke University Press 1992; US$ 79.95
During his years of leadership in the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev initiated revolutionary changes in that country's foreign and domestic policies. A Foreign Policy in Transition charts the changing Soviet policies toward Central America and the Caribbean during the Gorbachev years, examines the effects of these policies on individual countries,... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99
Amblers, hikers, beachcombers, power walkers, and anyone who likes to experience the Caribbean with their feet: this books for you. Caribbean Travel & Life. Writing as though he is offering advice to old friends, Adkins has unveiled the splendors of foot exploration on the islands. Backpacker magazine. Offers what... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 64.80
Die Royal Navy war im frühen 19. Jahrhundert auf allen Weltmeeren präsent. Sie war nicht nur ein Instrument der Seekriegsführung, sondern auch dafür zuständig, die Wildnis Tasmaniens in einen Garten zu verwandeln und den malaysischen Piraten die Landwirtschaft nahezubringen. Die Vermessung der Welt, die »Verbesserung« der Natur und die Eingriffe in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 825.00
This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00
This book covers significant new ground, examining the impact and imprint of new leading technology on a range of popular expressions. This technology includes the internet, the computer, the cell phone, television, and radio, among others. Best argues that Caribbean culture has gone wireless, virtual, and simulated in the age of the machines. more...
- Counterpoint 2007; US$ 16.95
Few places in the United States confound and fascinate Americans like Appalachia, yet no other area has been so markedly mischaracterized by the mass media. Stereotypes of hillbillies and rednecks repeatedly appear in representations of the region, but few, if any, of its many heroes, visionaries, or innovators are ever referenced. Make no mistake,... more...
- Scribner 2001; US$ 16.99
The Old South is slow to give up its secrets. Though satellite dishes outnumber banjo players a thousand to one, most traditions haven't died; they've just gone into hiding. Cockfighting is illegal in forty-eight states, yet there are three national cockfighting magazines and cockpits in even the most tranquil communities. Homemade liquor has been... more...
- Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 24.95
When Americans seek an escape from the worries and dilemmas of everyday life, the crystal blue waters and white sands of the Caribbean islands seem like the answer to a prayer. Yet this image of a tourist?s paradise hides a tumultuous history marked by strife and division over race, political power, and economic inequality. Olwyn Blouet explores the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00
This book updates the 1989 volume 'Caribbean in World Affairs' providing a comprehensive and theoretically-grounded account of diplomatic developments in the Caribbean. The new material includes attention to the changed global setting, updated theoretical developments in foreign policy, and the inclusion of Haiti and Suriname. more...
- Zed Books 2007; US$ 25.95
The Caribbean stands out in the popular imagination as a 'place without history', a place which has somehow eluded modernity. Haiti is envisioned as being trapped in an endless cycle of violence and instability, Cuba as a 1950s time warp, Jamaicans as ganja-smoking Rastafarians, while numerous pristine, anonymous islands are simply peaceful... more...