Faculty Book: Sherrie L. Baver

Sherrie L. Baver and Barbara Deutsch Lynch, editors

Beyond Sun and Sand: Caribbean Environmentalisms
(Rutgers University Press, 2006)

bookcoverThe popular image of the Caribbean's exotic landscape overshadows the rich island cultures that are both linguistically and politically diverse, but trapped in a global economy that offers few options for development. The region is also fraught with environmental problems, including water and air pollution, solid waste mismanagement, destruction of ecosystems, and deforestation. Bringing together ten essays by social scientists and activists, this book provides the most comprehensive exploration to date of the range of environmental issues facing the region and the social movements that have developed to deal with them. The authors consider the role that global and regional political economies play in this process and provide valuable insight into Caribbean environmentalism. Many of the essays by prominent Caribbean analysts are made available for the first time in English. Sherrie Baver in an associate professor of political science at City College and The Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: FEB 15, 2006

Category: Political Science, Faculty Books