America, colonial officials focused their energies on returning those who had been rendered idle by the destruction of their sites of labor back to work (Sawislak 1995:69–120). Where other scholars have highlighted this preoccupation in their studies of individual disasters, this article foregrounds the
Doig’s painting represents (a palm in the night) than by its kinetic energy and the way in which color is applied (or not) on the canvas. Doig’s partly figurative and partly abstract landscapes or his choice of saturated colors often create almost hallucinatory images or, as he himself has put it
[First paragraph]Sugar. GEORGE C. ABBOTT. London: Routledge, 1990. xv + 396 pp. (Cloth £45.00)The Making of a Sugar Giant: Tate and Lyle 1859-1989. PHILIPPE CHALMIN. Translated by Erica Long-Michalke. London: Harwood Academie Publishers, 1990. xvii + 782 pp. (Cloth US$ 57.00 or £32.00)Sugar has about as many facets as there are faces to a sucrose crystal: binder, bulking agent, cariogenic factor, chemical, colorant, commodity, energy source, fermentation substrate, flavor enhancer, medication, preservative, stabilizer, sweetener, and texture modifier are aspects that immediately come to mind. Millions of people and billions of dollars are employed worldwide in the production and marketing of what has become one of the basic foodstuffs of humanity. In the Caribbean and elsewhere, sugar has been the mortar in the building of nations. Sugar is a field of inquiry for all kinds of professionals outside the industry - natural and social scientists; bankers, civil servants, politicians, and trade unionists; journalists and librarians; doctors, engineers, food technologists, and nutritionists - and there has long been a need for an overview that answers their questions (or suggests where answers may be found) and provides a conceptual frame of reference, something along the lines of the outstanding but now dated The World's Sugar: Progress and Policy by Vladimir P. Timoshenko & Boris C. Swerling (1957) or the International Sugar Council's The World Sugar Economy: Structure and Policies (1963).
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. Three focus more on social-cultural themes (ethnicity, migration, and Chinese presence) and three are oriented toward political-economic issues (gold-mining, infrastructure, and energy). Steve Garner takes a comparative approach to understanding the relationship between politics and ethnicity in the
mentality” among Haitians themselves. Disaster tourism is as reprehensible as the “warm, sterile self-satisfaction” he sees in Haiti. Rebuilding requires “energy not tears” and “a spirit open to the world” (p. 154). The owner of the Hotel Karibe, where Laferrière experienced the earthquake, put it best
could only be sustained through immigration, overwhelmingly, in each case, by the importation of African slaves. The resulting populations skewed toward male adults of prime working age, largely alienated from the fruits of their labor and from formal social power. Their energies instead fueled the
, zooming in on a horizontally-oriented bush whose symbol represents stagnation and desperation, but also development and expansion. Likewise, Chapters 3 and 4 (“Havana Under Water” and “Post-Panamax Energies”) delve into cultural productions that deal predominantly with natural resources such as water and
some interesting differences with other Caribbean colonies, such as the fact that the Crucian plantations were located in flat or semi-hilled areas, while the factories were on hilltops to take maximum advantage of wind energy. The laborers thus had to haul the cane uphill, making their tasks even more
of the poor in the face of adversely shifting terms of trade and in the teeth of the 1973 game-changing energy crisis. Ledgister also captures very well the essence of Manley’s philosophy, with its peculiar hybridity—advocating a radical participatory democracy by maintaining liberal, parliamentary