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The making of Belize : globalization in the margins

Author: Anne Sutherland
Publisher: Westport, Conn : Bergin & Garvey, 1998.
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Belize, until recently undeveloped, underpopulated, and unknown, has become a star destination for ecotourism, a crossroads for the international drug trade, a sanctuary for persecuted people, and a giant nature reserve. This postmodern, multicultural nation in the margins is now being made, or remade, in a globalized, deterritorialized world that rewards social and cultural creativity. Theories of globalization  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sutherland, Anne.
Making of Belize.
Westport, Conn : Bergin & Garvey, 1998
(OCoLC)605545144
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Sutherland
ISBN: 0897895797 9780897895798 0897895835 9780897895835
OCLC Number: 38024169
Description: x, 202 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Making Belize --
pt. I. An Ethnographic History. 2. Political Economy and Cultural Mosaic. 3. Family Ties on Caye Caulker. 4. Flapping Around --
pt. II. A Nation in the Making. 5. The Nation in the Making. 6. Belizean Ethnicity. 7. The Tourists Are Coming. 8. Tour Guides and Rastas --
pt. III. Globalization in the Margins. 9. The New Missionaries. 10. The Sea Lottery. 11. Bananas and Banks. 12. Belize Communicating with the Globe.
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This work documents the history and rapid globalization of Belize as it confronts postmodernity. The author discusses the challenge faced by Belizeans from the power of transnational eco-colonialists  Read more...

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?Sutherland's perceptive book on Belize combines anthropological analysis with a deep knowledge of local culture. Essentially, it is a portrait of a small nation in transition. The central theme of Read more...

 
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