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Richason, Benjamin F., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 1983
Columbus sighted Jamaica during his second voyage and was marooned there for more than a year during his fourth. The succession of early maps of Jamaica betrays its slow development and its unimportance to early colonizers. Modern tourism is the elusive "gold" which the Spanish fortune hunters did not find. (CS)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cartography, Colonialism, Foreign Countries
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Gullick, Charles J. M. R. – Journal of Geography, 1983
Describes the ethnic history and the economic development of Jamaica from its beginnings as a Spanish colony through British rule to post-World War II independence. Rastafarianism, an extremist Black nationalist movement, arose after independence. Its militancy is due to an overwhelmingly Black majority population, with few countervailing ethnic…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Black History, Blacks, Colonialism
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Floyd, Barry N. – Journal of Geography, 1983
The crisis in Jamaican agriculture is due to environmental factors like climate conditions and to social and economic factors like the plantation system. Along with mining, tourism, and manufacturing, agriculture has a key role to play in the Jamaican economy. Suggests ways to improve productivity by aid to family farms. (CS)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Trends, Agriculture
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Innis, Donald Q. – Journal of Geography, 1983
Intercropping involves growing two or more crops at the same time in the same field. Encouragement of this traditional African farming method would increase food supplies in Jamaica and reduce imports of food. The local expertise of small farmers in Third World countries can help solve many world problems. (CS)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Agriculture, Developing Nations, Economic Development
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Clarke, Colin G. – Journal of Geography, 1983
Kingston, capital of Jamaica, has been molded by three institutions: colonialism, the sugar plantation, and slavery. It has an enormous marginal population living in permanent poverty and not absorbable into the labor force. This marginality, fundamentally related to dependent capitalism, sustains itself by keeping wages low. (CS)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Demography, Developing Nations, Economic Development
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Eyre, L. Alan – Journal of Geography, 1983
Jamaica experienced organized violence from 1976 to 1980, when general elections were held. Describes field work carried out in ghettos and shanty towns which mapped the rigid geographical polarization of Jamaica and its effects on employment, education, and migration. The geographic framework for a resumption of hostilities remains. (CS)
Descriptors: Conflict, Developing Nations, Field Studies, Foreign Countries
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Eyre, L. Alan – Journal of Geography, 1985
Rastafarians have used biblical geography to invest themselves with sanctity, status, and a global significance. They have reinterpreted the geography of the Bible in a novel manner that makes sense for them and provides a world map essential to their doctrine and manner of life. (RM)
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Educational Needs, Fantasy, Geography Instruction
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Igbozurike, M. Uzo – Journal of Geography, 1976
This paper suggests some answers and tentative conclusions about the relationship between farm size and parcellization, with emphasis on responses of farmers in Jamaica and Nigeria. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Farm Management, Farmers, Geographic Distribution, Interviews