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The Resource Contemporary Caribbean cultures and societies in a global context, edited by Franklin W. Knight and Teresita Martínez-Vergne

Contemporary Caribbean cultures and societies in a global context, edited by Franklin W. Knight and Teresita Martínez-Vergne

Label
Contemporary Caribbean cultures and societies in a global context
Title
Contemporary Caribbean cultures and societies in a global context
Statement of responsibility
edited by Franklin W. Knight and Teresita Martínez-Vergne
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Caribbean ranks among the earliest and most completely globalized regions in the world. From the first moment Europeans set foot on the islands to the present, products, people, and ideas have made their way back and forth between the region and other parts of the globe with unequal but inexorable force. An inventory of some of these unprecedented multidirectional exchanges, this volume provides a measure of, as well as a model for, new scholarship on globalization in the region. Ten essays by leading scholars in the field of Caribbean studies identify and illuminate important social and cultural aspects of the region as it seeks to maintain its own identity against the unrelenting pressures of globalization. These essays examine cultural phenomena in their creolized forms--from sports and religion to music and drink--as well as the Caribbean manifestations of more universal trends--from racial inequality and feminist activism to indebtedness and economic uncertainty. Throughout, the volume points to the contending forces of homogeneity and differentiation that define globalization and highlights the growing agency of the Caribbean peoples in the modern world
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Knight, Franklin W
  • Martínez Vergne, Teresita
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antilles, Greater
  • Globalization
  • Caribbean Area
Label
Contemporary Caribbean cultures and societies in a global context, edited by Franklin W. Knight and Teresita Martínez-Vergne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Teresita Martínez-Vergne and Franklin W. Knight -- Challenges to Caribbean economies in the era of globalization / Helen McBain -- Globalization, the World Bank, and the Haitian economy / Alex Dupuy -- Creolization in Havana: the oldest form of globalization / Antonio Benítez-Rojo -- Showing face: Boxing and nation building in contemporary Puerto Rico / Frances Negrón-Muntaner -- Creolité in the hood: diaspora as source and challenge / Juan Flores -- Glocal spirituality: consumerism and heritage in a Puerto Rican Afro-Latin folk religion / Raquel Romberg -- Women's grass-roots organizations in the Dominican Republic: real and imagined female figures / Valentina Peguero -- Race and politics in Cuba / Aline Helg -- Jamaican reggae and the articulation of social and historical consciousness in musical discourse / Jorge L. Giovannetti -- Rum, revolution, and globalization: past, present, and future of a Caribbean product / Anthony P. Maingot
Control code
ocm59148387
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 303 p.
Isbn
9780807829721
Lccn
2005010529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., 1 map
Label
Contemporary Caribbean cultures and societies in a global context, edited by Franklin W. Knight and Teresita Martínez-Vergne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Teresita Martínez-Vergne and Franklin W. Knight -- Challenges to Caribbean economies in the era of globalization / Helen McBain -- Globalization, the World Bank, and the Haitian economy / Alex Dupuy -- Creolization in Havana: the oldest form of globalization / Antonio Benítez-Rojo -- Showing face: Boxing and nation building in contemporary Puerto Rico / Frances Negrón-Muntaner -- Creolité in the hood: diaspora as source and challenge / Juan Flores -- Glocal spirituality: consumerism and heritage in a Puerto Rican Afro-Latin folk religion / Raquel Romberg -- Women's grass-roots organizations in the Dominican Republic: real and imagined female figures / Valentina Peguero -- Race and politics in Cuba / Aline Helg -- Jamaican reggae and the articulation of social and historical consciousness in musical discourse / Jorge L. Giovannetti -- Rum, revolution, and globalization: past, present, and future of a Caribbean product / Anthony P. Maingot
Control code
ocm59148387
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 303 p.
Isbn
9780807829721
Lccn
2005010529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., 1 map

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