9780813008189-0813008182-Cultural Adaptation and Resistance on St. John: Three Centuries of Afro-Caribbean Life

Cultural Adaptation and Resistance on St. John: Three Centuries of Afro-Caribbean Life

ISBN-13: 9780813008189
ISBN-10: 0813008182
Author: Olwig, Karen F.
Publication date: 1985
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Format: Paperback 279 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780813008189
ISBN-10: 0813008182
Author: Olwig, Karen F.
Publication date: 1985
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Format: Paperback 279 pages

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Acknowledged authors Olwig, Karen F. wrote Cultural Adaptation and Resistance on St. John: Three Centuries of Afro-Caribbean Life comprising 279 pages back in 1985. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0813008182 and 9780813008189. Since then Cultural Adaptation and Resistance on St. John: Three Centuries of Afro-Caribbean Life textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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"This study covers 300 years of St. Johnian history from the plantation economy of the early 1700s through the peasant economy of the late 1800s inclusive of the present tourist-based economy. The author employs archival records as well as field data, arguing that most anthropologists have shied away from supporting their interpretation with historical research . . . her treatment of the impact of tourism is outstanding, demonstrating that the establishment of a national park on the island has been a mixed blessing. . . . A significant contribution to ethnology."--Choice

"Olwig presents two refreshing perspectives on life in a Caribbean community: the development of an Afro-American way of life and an appreciation of the dignified ways in which St. Johnians use an ideology of exchange to help them shape a distinctive sense of themselves. This is a well-balanced, rich, and very solid contribution to Caribbean studies, creatively combining history and ethnography."--Richard Price, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Olwig teaches anthropology at the University of Copenhagen.

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