The Devil behind the Mirror: Globalization and Politics in the Dominican Republic / Edition 1

The Devil behind the Mirror: Globalization and Politics in the Dominican Republic / Edition 1

by Steven Gregory
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520247272

ISBN-13: 9780520247277

Pub. Date: 12/04/2006

Publisher: University of California Press

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 Andrés, Gregory's study deftly

Overview

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 Andrés, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520247277
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/04/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. The Politics of Livelihood
2. The Spatial Economy of Difference
3. Structures of the Imagination
4. Sex Tourism and the Political Economy of Masculinity
5. Race, Identity, and the Body Politic
6. The Politics of Transnational Capital

Afterword
Notes
References
Index

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