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The Struggle of Non-Sovereign Caribbean Territories: Neoliberalism Since The French Antillean Uprisings of 2009 (Critical Caribbean Studies) (Paperback)

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By H. Adlai Murdoch (Editor), Rose Mary Allen (Contributions by), Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken (Contributions by), Malcom Ferdinand (Contributions by), Louise Hardwick (Contributions by), Paget Henry (Contributions by), Vincent Joos (Contributions by), Jacqueline Lazú (Contributions by), Alix Pierre (Contributions by), Michael Sharpe (Contributions by), Hanétha Vété-Congolo (Contributions by)
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The Struggle of Non-Sovereign Caribbean Territories is an essay collection made up of two sections; in the first, a group of anglophone and francophone scholars examines the roots, effects and implications of the major social upheaval that shook Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, and Réunion in February and March of 2009. They clearly demonstrate the critical role played by community activism, art and media to combat politico-economic policies that generate (un)employment, labor exploitation, and unattended health risks, all made secondary to the supremacy of profit. In the second section, additional scholars provide in-depth analyses of the ways in which an insistence on capital accumulation and centralization instantiated broad hierarchies of market-driven profit, capital accumulation, and economic exploitation upon a range of populations and territories in the wider non-sovereign and nominally sovereign Caribbean from Haiti to the Dutch Antilles to Puerto Rico, reinforcing the racialized patterns of socioeconomic exclusion and privatization long imposed by France on its former colonial territories.

About the Author

H. ADLAI MURDOCH is Professor of Romance Studies and Director of Africana Studies at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. 

Praise For…

"This splendid collection makes a major contribution to both the study of neocolonialism in the Caribbean and the conundrums faced by the non-sovereign territories of the region. It is certain to be one of the foremost books on Caribbean neoliberalism for some time to come."
— Aaron Kamugisha

"This timely collection of essays persuasively suggests that there is a universal crisis of governance and rule that extends across the entire Caribbean. The Struggle of Non-Sovereign Caribbean Territories offers a close reading of the popular demands coming from the streets alongside new, insurgent themes expressed through popular culture, all turning against the neo-liberal hegemony of the present and recent past."
— Brian Meeks

Product Details
ISBN: 9781978815728
ISBN-10: 1978815727
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: February 12th, 2021
Pages: 414
Language: English
Series: Critical Caribbean Studies