Creole Economics: Caribbean Cunning Under the French Flag
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BeschreibungBrowne draws on a decade of ethnographic fieldwork and interview data from all socioeconomic sectors to question the common understanding of informal economies as culture-free, survival strategies of the poor.
InhaltsverzeichnisPart One: Groundings Chapter 1: Elements Chapter 2: Social Histories: The Weight of France in Martinique Part Two: Frameworks Chapter 3: Cultural Economies: Relating Social Values to Economic Theory in Martinique Chapter 4: Afro-Caribbean Identities: Postcolonial Tensions and Martinique's Creole Debrouillard Part Three: Practices Chapter 5: Adaptations of Cunning: The Changing Forms of Debrouillardism Chapter 6: Opportunism by Class: The Profit and Status of Undeclared Work Chapter 7: Women, Men, and Economic Practice: Different Routes to Autonomy and Status Epilogue: Imagining the Future of Creole Economics
PressestimmenIn addition to being a beautifully written and deeply empathetic account, Browne's book is visually striking...The result is a callaloo of careful scholarship and imagery that is both enjoyable to read and a significant contribution to economic anthropology and Caribbean studies.--Mark Moberg, University of South Alabama "American Ethnologist "
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF TEXAS PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2004
Seitenanzahl: 291 Seiten