Belize: Selected Proceedings from the Second Interdisciplinary Conference

Belize: Selected Proceedings from the Second Interdisciplinary Conference

by Michael D. Philips
     
 

Belize, a small, newly independent country in Central America, has recently garnered a great deal of the world's attention with its commitment to the protection of the environment and its promotion of eco-tourism. This book presents a full and diverse picture of such a unique country and its history. It contains some of the best research presented at the Second

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Belize, a small, newly independent country in Central America, has recently garnered a great deal of the world's attention with its commitment to the protection of the environment and its promotion of eco-tourism. This book presents a full and diverse picture of such a unique country and its history. It contains some of the best research presented at the Second Interdisciplinary Conference on Belize. The conference has succeeded in building a scholarly community for Belize scholars and in promoting the study of a country that has perhaps been unjustly understudied. The conference papers gathered in this book serve as an introduction to Belize and to current scholarship taking place in the country. Papers and their authors include: International Migration and the Ruralization of Belize, 1970-1991, Louis Woods, Joseph Perry, Jeffrey Steagall and Ronald Cossman; A History of Banking in Belize, Anthony Gabb; Predicting the Past and Preserving It for the Future: Modeling and Management of Ancient Maya Residential Sites, Scott Fedick; Population and Ethnicity of Belize, 1861, Michael Camille; The Festival of Arts: British Hunduran, Belizean, and National, Michael D. Philips.

Editorial Reviews

O. Nigel Bolland
...useful collection...It is recommended for libraries and courses on the Caribbean and Latin America.
Ralph Lee Woodward
This is a very nice collection. Several of these articles make major contributions to Belizean studies.
Mavis C. Campbell
...will prove useful to some scholars as well as to the general reader interested in Belize which has gained and is gaining much attention in recent times.
Thomas M. Leonard
This collection of essays illustrates the diversity and richness of Belizean society...an excellent introduction to the recently independent nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761802464
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
04/02/1996
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Thomas M. Leonard
"This collection of essays illustrates the diversity and richness of Belizean society...an excellent introduction to the recently independent nation."
Thomas M. Leonard
Mavis C. Campbell
"...will prove useful to some scholars as well as to the general reader interested in Belize which has gained and is gaining much attention in recent times."
Mavis C. Campbell
Ralph Lee Woodward
"This is a very nice collection. Several of these articles make major contributions to Belizean studies."
Ralph Lee Woodward
O. Nigel Bolland
"...useful collection...It is recommended for libraries and courses on the Caribbean and Latin America."
O. Nigel Bolland

Meet the Author

Michael D. Philips is Instructor in the Department of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature at Brigham Young University.

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