Mexico and the Caribbean Under Castro’s Eyes: A Journal of Decolonization, State Formation and Democratization

Colin Clarke | 2019 | ISBN: 3319771698 | English | 261 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Series: Studies of the Americas

Addresses crucial issues of the 1960s and 1970s – decolonization, the quest for democracy, styles of economic development, and issues of race, colour, class and culture

This book provides a first-hand account of the author’s encounters as a social geographer, based on his field research and travels in Mexico and the Caribbean. The interlocutors of different classes and races introduce the reader to a variety of urban and rural communities, many of them involved in development projects. Two leitmotifs of the 1960s and 1970s recur throughout the volume: decolonization, state formation, and the quest for democracy in the post-colonial societies of Mexico and the Caribbean; and the conditions which were likely to constrain or challenge these developments, quintessentially associated with the 1959 Cuban revolution, the cold war and student radicalism.

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