Oaxaca, Mexico, and Barbuda in 1978

  • Colin Clarke
Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)


Almost five months were spent in Oaxaca in 1978, exploring the cross-cutting nature of community, ethnicity, and class among the rural peasantry at various altitudinal zones. A major episode was the outbreak of violence initiated by student radicals at the local university against the local state in Oaxaca City and the one-party system of government favoured by Mexico’s PRI. Notes were made on the local market system, and two major excursions made to the northern and southern mountains. Following a short stay in Mexico City, I visited the Caribbean island of Barbuda in the Outer Leewards. Barbuda is claimed by all Barbudans together, and a record was made of the quest of the islanders for separation from neighbouring Antigua.


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  • Colin Clarke
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  1. 1.School of Geography and the EnvironmentUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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