Devil Behind the Mirror Globalization and Politics in the Dominican Republic

ISBN-10: 0520249291

ISBN-13: 9780520249295

Edition: 2007

Authors: Steven Gregory
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Description: In The Devil behind the Mirror, Steven Gregory provides a compelling and intimate account of the impact that transnational processes associated with globalization are having on the lives and livelihoods of people in the Dominican Republic. Grounded in ethnographic fieldwork conducted in the adjacent towns of Boca Chica and Andreacute;s, Gregory's study deftly demonstrates how transnational flows of capital, culture, and people are mediated by contextually specific power relations, politics, and history. He explores such topics as the informal economy, the making of a telenova, sex tourism, and racism and discrimination against Haitians, who occupy the lowest rung on the Dominican economic ladder. Innovative and beautifully written, The Devil behind the Mirror masterfully situates the analysis of global economic change in everyday lives.

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/4/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Politics of Livelihood
The Spatial Economy of Difference
Structures of the Imagination
Sex Tourism and the Political Economy of Masculinity
Race, Identity, and the Body Politic
The Politics of Transnational Capital
Afterword
Notes
References
Index
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