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Demographic and social structural changes in the contemporary Caribbean

  • Fe Iglesias García
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Abstract

‘The Caribbean’ has been defined in differing ways depending on the purposes of the research involved. Geographically, the term is often used to refer to all the continental and insular territories within, or bordered by, the Caribbean Sea. In more general terms, the Caribbean is considered to be the insular area plus those continental nations in which, under the control of the European colonial powers and with the use of a slave and semi-slave labour force imported from Africa, India, China and other parts of the world, the plantation economy was developed. The most conventional definition includes the islands from the Bahamas to Trinidad & Tobago and the continental enclaves of Belize, Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2003

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