An Introduction to Island Studies

James E. Randall

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ISBN: 9781786615466

An Introduction to Island Studies

  Author:   James E. Randall    
  Publisher:  Island Studies Press

An Introduction to Island Studies examines the key issues concerning islands today: tourism, economic change and development, geopolitics, climate change, epidemiology, and migration. This introductory textbook will help students and instructors develop a more comprehensive understanding and appreciation of island issues and the lessons they provide for our global society.

This book outlines the challenges surrounding the definition of the word “island,” and demonstrates how popular images have shaped our understanding of islands, and even how islanders see themselves. Three central contradictions serve as the framework for discussion: islands as places of vulnerability and resilience, places of isolation and connectedness, and as sites of diversity and cohesion. In conclusion, this book offers insights on the future of islands, island peoples, and island studies as a burgeoning interdisciplinary field.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781786615466
Item MC0262
PublisherIsland Studies Press
PublisherIsland Studies Press
Published on October 27 2020
Pages 360
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight649(g)
Dr. James Randall is an economic and social geographer. He is the UNESCO Co-Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability and the Coordinator of the Master of Arts Island Studies programme at UPEI.