Mexico and the Caribbean Under Castro's Eyes

A Journal of Decolonization, State Formation and Democratization

  • Colin Clarke

Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Colin Clarke
    Pages 1-43
  3. Colin Clarke
    Pages 45-82
  4. Colin Clarke
    Pages 83-141
  5. Colin Clarke
    Pages 143-182
  6. Colin Clarke
    Pages 183-232
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 233-261

About this book


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.

Colin Clarke is Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, UK.


Black Power Caribbean Mexico Decolonization Student Radicalism

Authors and affiliations

  • Colin Clarke
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Geography and the EnvironmentUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

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