A better strategy? : the evolving livelihood strategies of Caribbean banana and sugar workers in a globalised economy

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dc.contributor.advisor Isakson, S. Ryan
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean Area
dc.creator Lake, Véron
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-03T12:32:17Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-03T12:32:17Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other HD1531 C27 L35 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/23269
dc.description ix, 175 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 161-168).
dc.description.abstract Across the developing world, globalisation is forcing tremendous change on the economies and societies that it encounters; the small agricultural economies of the Caribbean are no exception. The globalisation of governance and the rapid liberalisation of trade has systematically worked against the previously protected sugar and banana industries in Trinidad, St. Kitts and St. Vincent. This devastating trend has resulted in the sugar industry closures in Trinidad and St. Kitts while orchestrating serious declines in banana revenue for St. Vincent. This study uses an actor-oriented framework of analysis to examine and understand the types of coping strategies being used by rural folk in times of economic crisis. The findings from this study suggest that all groups of rural workers have been affected by the fate of the agro-industries, but some more so than others. The findings further suggests that although a plethora of coping strategies are being deployed to protect the integrity of the household and its members there are structural and institutional factors that enable or prevent the creation of meaningful sustainable livelihoods. en_CA
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dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc HD1531.C27
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural laborers -- Caribbean Area -- Economic conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural laborers -- Caribbean Area -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Globalization -- Caribbean Area
dc.subject.lcsh Banana trade -- Caribbean Area
dc.subject.lcsh Sugar trade -- Caribbean Area
dc.title A better strategy? : the evolving livelihood strategies of Caribbean banana and sugar workers in a globalised economy en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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