The Making Of Belize / Edition 1

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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 that paint marginal areas as losers in the world economy are challenged by this book, which documents the history and the rapid globalization of Belize as it confronts postmodernity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897895835
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/30/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

ANNE SUTHERLAND is Professor of Anthropology at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

1 Making Belize 1
Pt. I An Ethnographic History 11
2 Political Economy and Cultural Mosaic 13
3 Family Ties on Caye Caulker 31
4 Flapping Around 45
Pt. II A Nation in the Making 57
5 The Nation in the Making 59
6 Belizean Ethnicity 77
7 The Tourists Are Coming 91
8 Tour Guides and Rastas 109
Pt. III Globalization in the Margins 117
9 The New Missionaries 119
10 The Sea Lottery 143
11 Bananas and Banks 155
12 Belize Communicating with the Globe 169
Conclusion 185
Bibliography 189
Index 199
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