The Devil Behind The Mirror

Author : Steven Gregory
ISBN : 9780520957893
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 73.68 MB
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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.
Category: Social Science

Ethnic Groups Of The Americas An Encyclopedia

Author : James B. Minahan
ISBN : 9781610691642
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 63.69 MB
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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.
Category: Social Science

Voodoo In Haiti

Author : Alfred Métraux
ISBN : 3926112395
Genre : Folklore
File Size : 71.21 MB
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Category: Folklore

Die Klaviatur Des Todes

Author : Michael Tsokos
ISBN : 9783426417829
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 42.68 MB
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Ein Toter auf einer Berliner Straße – Opfer eines heimtückischen Mordes oder ein tragischer Unfall? Eine grausam verstümmelte Frauenleiche – war es ein brutales Sexualverbrechen? Ein Ehepaar mit schweren Vergiftungssymptomen – standen die beiden auf der Todesliste des russischen Geheimdiensts? Der Rechtsmediziner Michael Tsokos wird immer dann von den Ermittlungsbehörden um Hilfe gebeten, wenn sie mit ihrer Aufklärungsarbeit nicht weiterkommen. Er soll herausfinden, was die Toten nicht mehr erzählen können: War es Mord? War es Suizid? Oder war es ein Unfall? Realistisch und hautnah schildert Tsokos rätselhafte Fälle, an deren Lösung er selbst maßgeblich beteiligt war. Im Obduktionssaal und im Labor fügt der Forensik-Spezialist die Indizien wie Puzzleteile zu einem Gesamtbild zusammen, das zur Rekonstruktion des Falles führt. Hochinformativ und spannend bis zur letzten Seite!
Category: True Crime

Peripheral Migrants

Author : Samuel Martínez
ISBN : 0870499017
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 87.14 MB
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"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
Category: Business & Economics

State And Society In The Dominican Republic

Author : Emelio Betances
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018274600
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 44.62 MB
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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.
Category: Business & Economics

Das Wilde Denken

Author : Claude Lévi-Strauss
ISBN : 351827614X
Genre : Totemismus - Strukturalismus
File Size : 77.8 MB
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Category: Totemismus - Strukturalismus

Political Authoritarianism In The Dominican Republic

Author : Christian Krohn-Hansen
ISBN : 0230609538
Genre : History
File Size : 65.53 MB
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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.
Category: History