The Devil Behind the Mirror: Globalization and Politics in Dominican Republic

The Devil Behind the Mirror: Globalization and Politics in Dominican Republic

Course Codes:  ANTH 2001
Professor:  Vivian Solana
Semester:  Fall-2019
Univ of California Press | April 25, 2014 | 312 pages

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.

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ISBN: 9780520282254
$41.95