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Caribbean Globalizations, 1492 to the Present Day
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Caribbean Globalizations, 1492 to the Present Day

Eva Sansavior and Richard Scholar

Abstract

This book explores the relations between globalization and the Caribbean since 1492, when Columbus first arrived in the region, to the present day. It aims to help change prevalent ways of thinking, not only about the Caribbean archipelago as a complex field of historical enquiry and cultural production, but also about the nature of globalization. It argues that the region has long been — and remains — a theatre of conflict between, as well as a site of emergence for, different forms of globalization. It thereby offers the opportunity to focus research and debate across the interdisciplinary s ... More

Keywords: globalization, Caribbean, Caribbean archipelago, cultural production, conflict, Western economic model

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381519
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381519.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eva Sansavior, editor
University of Limerick

Richard Scholar, editor
Oriel College, Oxford

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Front Matter

Prologue

Patrick Chamoiseau

Introduction

Eva Sansavior and Richard Scholar

I Globalizations in the Making

3 Precocious Modernity

Philip D. Morgan

4 ‘Slaves’ in My Family

Christopher L. Miller

5 Paradoxical Encounters

Eva Sansavior

II The Complex Present

6 Tobacco

Guillaume Pigeard de Gurbert

7 The Amaranth Paradigm

Judith Misrahi-Barak

8 Aluminium

Mimi Sheller

11 Tropical Apocalypse

Martin Munro

End Matter