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Globalization, Agriculture and Food in the Caribbean

Climate Change, Gender and Geography

Editors: Beckford, Clinton L., Rhiney, Kevon (Eds.)

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About this book

The last decade has seen a growing body of research about globalization and climate change in the Caribbean. This collection is a significant addition to the literature on a topic that is of critical importance to the region. It explores research from a number of Caribbean islands dealing with a range of issues related to agriculture and food in the context of globalization and climate change. Using a broad livelihoods perspective, the impacts on rural livelihoods are explored as well as issues related to community level resilience, adaptability and adaptations. The volume is strengthened by gendered analyses of issues and discussions informed by a diverse range of research methods and methodologies. Scholars of Caribbean studies and studies pertaining to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS) will greatly benefit from this book.

About the authors

Clinton L. Beckford is a geographer and Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, Canada. His research interests include food and agriculture, rural livelihoods, sustainable agriculture, food and nutrition security, and Caribbean small-scale farming systems. He co-authored Domestic Food Production and Food Security in the Caribbean: Building Capacity in and Strengthening Local Food Production Systems (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
Kevon Rhiney is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Geology at the Mona Campus, University of the West Indies. He is President of the Jamaican Geographical Society (JGS), a former Commonwealth Fellow and Visiting Academic at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, UK. His research includes agricultural change and rural development, market liberalization and food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation, human security, and sustainable development.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Geographies of Globalization, Climate Change and Food and Agriculture in the Caribbean

    Beckford, Clinton L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • From Plantations to Services: A Historical and Theoretical Assessment of the Transition from Agrarian to Service-Based Industries in the Caribbean

    Rhiney, Kevon

    Pages 23-50

  • Securing the Female Future and Reframing Livelihoods in Post-Sugar St Kitts

    Clarke, Joyelle

    Pages 53-77

  • Globalisation and Fairtrade Bananas in St Lucia: A Solution to Building Resilience?

    Fingal-Robinson, Chanelle

    Pages 79-101

  • The Decline of Preferential Markets and the Sugar Industry: A Case Study of Trade Liberalization in Central Jamaica

    Burrell, Dorlan

    Pages 103-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalization, Agriculture and Food in the Caribbean
Book Subtitle
Climate Change, Gender and Geography
Editors
  • Clinton L. Beckford
  • Kevon Rhiney
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53837-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53837-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53836-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 304
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations
Topics