The Devil Behind the Mirror

Globalization and Politics in the Dominican Republic

Author: Steven Gregory

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520282256

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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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, beautifully written, and now updated with a new preface, The Devil behind the Mirror masterfully situates the analysis of global economic change in everyday lives.
Posted in Political Science

Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

die Demokratie und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft

Author: Dani Rodrik

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406613517


Page: 415

View: 8780

Ein Plädoyer gegen Hyperglobalisierung und für eine gewisse demokratische Renationalisierung der Wirtschaftspolitik.
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The Dominican Republic Reader

History, Culture, Politics

Author: Eric Paul Roorda,Lauren H. Derby,Raymundo González

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822376520

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 6814

Despite its significance in the history of Spanish colonialism, the Dominican Republic is familiar to most outsiders through only a few elements of its past and culture. Non-Dominicans may be aware that the country shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and that it is where Christopher Columbus chose to build a colony. Some may know that the country produces talented baseball players and musicians; others that it is a prime destination for beach vacations. Little else about the Dominican Republic is common knowledge outside its borders. This Reader seeks to change that. It provides an introduction to the history, politics, and culture of the country, from precolonial times into the early twenty-first century. Among the volume's 118 selections are essays, speeches, journalism, songs, poems, legal documents, testimonials, and short stories, as well as several interviews conducted especially for this Reader. Many of the selections have been translated into English for the first time. All of them are preceded by brief introductions written by the editors. The volume's eighty-five illustrations, ten of which appear in color, include maps, paintings, and photos of architecture, statues, famous figures, and Dominicans going about their everyday lives.
Posted in History

Ethnic Groups of the Americas

An Encyclopedia

Author: James Minahan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691636

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

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Intended to help students explore ethnic identity—one of the most important issues of the 21st century—this concise, one-stop reference presents rigorously researched content on the national groups and ethnicities of North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
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State and Society in the Dominican Republic

Emelio Betances ; Foreword by Hobart A. Spalding

Author: Emelio Betances

Publisher: Westview Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

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"Cogent analysis of rulership in the Dominican Republic that offers historical backdrop of political rule, and examines the structural-functional aspects of governance, political economy of State power, and role of domestic and foreign actors in contemporary political development of the nation"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Posted in Business & Economics

Kleine Geschichte des Neoliberalismus

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Rotpunktverlag

ISBN: 3858695289

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Neoliberalismus ist eine Doktrin. Sie besagt, dass der Markt an sich eine Ethik darstellt und in der Lage ist, alles menschliche Tun und Trachten in die richtigen Bahnen zu lenken. Seit rund dreißig Jahren ist der Neoliberalismus aber auch politische Praxis, und viel ist darüber schon publiziert worden. Doch David Harvey legt mit diesem Buch das "lebendigste, lesenswerteste, verständlichste und kritischste Handbuch über den Neoliberalismus vor, das es derzeit gibt". (Leo Panitch, Professor für vergleichende politische Ökonomie an der York-Universität in Toronto) Harvey rekapituliert die Geschichte des Neoliberalismus, wobei nicht nur die allgemein bekannten "Pioniere" Thatcher und Reagan zu Ehren kommen, sondern auch das neoliberale "Modellland" Chile (unter Diktator Pinochet) oder das China des Deng Xiaoping. Er beschreibt den rasanten globalen Siegeszug der neoliberalen politischen Praxis in den 90er-Jahren und analysiert deren verheerende Auswirkungen in den meisten Ländern des Globus. Er zeigt aber auch anhand zahlreicher Beispiele, wie mit Zahlenmaterial gemogelt wird, um den "Erfolg" des Neoliberalismus zu beweisen. Nach diesem Buch wird das nicht mehr so einfach möglich sein.
Posted in Political Science

Political Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic

Author: Christian Krohn-Hansen

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230609532

Category: History

Page: 249

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What is “authoritarian rule” and how can we best study it? Using the case of the twentieth-century Dominican southwest, this book investigates new ways of analyzing political authoritarianism. The Dominican Republic was ruled for several decades in the twentieth century by the dictator Rafael Trujillo and later by another authoritarian leader, Joaquín Balaguer. In this study, Krohn-Hansen examines “from below” the state formation headed by Trujillo and Balaguer. The book offers a historical ethnography from one part of the country. Krohn-Hansen argues that it should be imperative to approach authoritarian histories – like other histories – on the basis of detailed investigations of power relationships, everyday practices, and meanings.
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Peripheral Migrants

Haitians and Dominican Republic Sugar Plantations

Author: Samuel Martínez

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870499012

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 2899

"Peripheral Migrants examines the circulation of labor from rural Haiti to the sugar estates of the Dominican Republic and its impact on the lives of migrants and their kin. The first such study to draw on community-based fieldwork in both countries, the book also shows how ethnographic and historical approaches can be combined to reconstruct patterns of seasonal and repeat migration." "Samuel Martinez pays close attention to the economic maneuvers Haitians adopt on both sides of the border as they use Dominican money to meet their present needs and to assure future subsistence at home in Haiti. The emigrants who adapt best, he finds, are those who maintain close ties to their home areas. Yet, in addition to showing how rural Haitians survive under severe poverty and oppression, Martinez reveals the risks they incur by crossing the border as cane workers: divided families, increased short-term deprivation and economic insecurity, and, all too often, early death. He further notes that labor circulation is not part of an unchanging cycle in rural Haiti but a source of income that is vulnerable to the downturns in the global economy." "Acknowledging various theoretical perspectives, the author compares the Haitian migrations with similar population displacements worldwide. As he shows, the Haitian workers exemplify an important, if seldom studied, category of migrants - those who neither move to the cities nor emigrate to countries of the North but circulate between rural areas of the Third World. Thus, this book serves to broaden our understanding of this "lower tier" of the world's migrants."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Posted in Business & Economics

NACLA Report on the Americas

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Latin America

Page: N.A

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Posted in Latin America

Reconstructing Racial Identity and the African Past in the Dominican Republic

Author: Kimberly Eison Simmons

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 148

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"Documents a seismic shift in Dominican identity over the last two decades which the author argues is the result of contact with the U.S.; that Dominicans have moved away from seeing themselves as indio and increasingly self-identify as Black."--Robin Derby, University of California, Los Angeles In Latin America and the Caribbean, racial issues are extremely complex and fluid, particularly the nature of "blackness." What it means to be called "black" is still very different for an African American living in the United States than it is for an individual in the Dominican Republic with an African ancestry. Racial categories were far from concrete as the Dominican populace grew, altered, and solidified around the present notions of identity. Kimberly Simmons explores the fascinating socio-cultural shifts in Dominicans' racial categories, concluding that Dominicans are slowly embracing blackness and ideas of African ancestry. Simmons also examines the movement of individuals between the Dominican Republic and the United States, where traditional notions of indio are challenged, debated, and called into question. How and why Dominicans define their racial identities reveal shifting coalitions between Caribbean peoples and African Americans, and proves intrinsic to understanding identities in the African diaspora. * A volume in the series New World Diasporas, edited by Kevin A. Yelvington.
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Lost in the long transition

struggles for social justice in neoliberal Chile

Author: William L. Alexander

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 208

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In Lost in the Long Transition, a group of scholars who conducted fieldwork research in postdictatorship Chile during the transition to democracy critically examine the effects of the country's adherence to neoliberal economic development and social policies. Shifting government responsibility for social services and public resources to the private sector, reducing restrictions on foreign investment, and promoting free trade and export production, neoliberalism began during the Pinochet dictatorship and was adopted across Latin America in the 1980s. With the return of civilian government, the pursuit of justice and equity worked alongside a pact of compromise and an economic model that brought prosperity for some, entrenched poverty for others, and had social consequences for all.
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Becoming Santeria

a transnational study of cultural politics, media and religion in Cuba and the United States

Author: Aisha Mahina Beliso-De Jesú́́́s,Stanford University. Dept. of Anthropology

Publisher: N.A



Page: 550

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Economies of Desire

Sex and Tourism in Cuba and the Dominican Republic

Author: Amalia L. Cabezas

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Is a native-born tour guide who has sex with tourists-in exchange for dinner or gifts or cash-merely a prostitute or gigolo? What if the tourist continues to send gifts or money to the tour guide after returning home? As this original and provocative book demonstrates, when it comes to sex-and the effects of capitalism and globalization-nothing is as simple as it might seem. Based on ten years of research,Economies of Desireis the first ethnographic study to examine the erotic underpinnings of transnational tourism. It offers startling insights into the commingling of sex, intimacy, and market forces in Cuba and the Dominican Republic, two nations where tourism has had widespread effects. In her multi-layered analyses, Amalia Cabezas reconceptualizes our understandings of informal economies (particularly "affective economies"), "sex workers," and "sexual tourism," and she helps us appreciate how money, sex and love are intertwined within the structure of globalizing capitalism.
Posted in Social Science

Sex trafficking

a global perspective

Author: Kimberly A. McCabe,Sabita Manian

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 188

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This book targets sex trafficking within every geographic region and it provides a general profile of the geographic regions in terms of demographic characteristics and political conditions that may support the growth of sex trafficking. It is written on a basic information-supply-level to provide readers with a foundation on human trafficking throughout the world.
Posted in Law

Dying to live

a story of U.S. immigration in an age of global apartheid

Author: Joseph Nevins,Mizue Aizeki

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 9780872864863

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 8909

Presents the story of Julio Cesar Gallegos, who died of dehydration while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, and analyzes the history, policies, and economics that have driven and prevented Mexican migration to the United States.
Posted in History