Gail Hollander, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Geography in the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University.
Dr. Hollander's research interests include economic geography, agro-environmental conflict, food system theory, and feminist geography. In her latest book Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida (The University of Chicago Press, 2008), Hollander uses the "sugar question"-a label nineteenth century economists coined for intense international debates on sugar production and trade-as a thread to stitch together past and present, local and global, in explaining Everglades transformation. The first study to situate the environmental transformation of the Everglades within the economic and historical geography of global sugar production and trade, Raising Cane in the 'Glades demonstrates that the development of Florida's sugar region was the outcome of pitched battles reaching the highest political offices in the U.S. and in countries around the world, especially Cuba.
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