The Devil Behind the Mirror : Globalization and Politics in the Dominican Republic
"In his stunningly vivid picture of communities grappling with the demons of economic globalization, Gregory shows how peoples' livelihoods are devalued and torn asunder when they are exposed to the rough justice of the market. An absorbing case study and an ethnographic tour de force."--Andrew Ross, author of "Fast Boat to China: Corporate Flight and the Consequences of Free Trade" "Steven Gregory has done it again. Globalization, tourism, citizenship, gender, work, media, urban development--no topic is left untouched in this gifted and much awaited ethnography. This work is sure to illuminate and teach us much about the contemporary workings of neoliberalism and power in the Caribbean and Latin America."--Arlene Daacute; vila, author of "Barrio Dreams: Puerto Ricans, Latinos, and the Neoliberal City" "For small countries, globalization glitters with the promise of deliverance from entrenched poverty. But in the Dominican Republic, Steven Gregory finds a crazy quilt of tourist development that fixes labor, racial, and gender inequalities in place. With wit and flair, ordinary folks mock and challenge the deceptive surfaces of globalization.
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University of California Press
November 04, 2006
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