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Downtown Ladies: Informal Commercial Importers, a Haitian Anthropologist and Self-Making in Jamaica

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Januar 2007

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The Caribbean "market woman" is ingrained in the popular imagination as the archetype of black womanhood. Challenging this stereotype, this work offers a complex picture by documenting the history of independent international traders who travel abroad to import and export an array of consumer goods sold in the public markets of Kingston, Jamaica.

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Gina Ulysse is assistant professor in the departments of anthropology and African American studies at Wesleyan University.

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"Gina Ulysse is the first anthropologist to zoom in on the far-ranging internationalization of Caribbean market women, and her analysis clearly and compellingly illuminates the historical depth, cultural intricacies, and political and economic stakes involved in their work and their self-making. There is no other synthesis and original research like this on socioeconomic agents who have emerged in response to historical shifts in Jamaica's place within the global economy in the past thirty years." - Faye Harrison, author of Outsider Within: Reworking Anthropology in the Global Age"
EAN: 9780226841212
ISBN: 0226841219
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 333 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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