Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies
Mimi ShellerISBN: 041525759X;
From sugar to indentured laborers, tobacco to reggae music, Europe and North America have been relentlessly consuming the Caribbean and its assets for the past five hundred years. In this fascinating book, Mimi Sheller explores this troublesome history, investigating the complex mobilities of producers and consumers as well as material and cultural commodities consumed by tourists and outside settlers -- everything from sugar and coffee to slave labor and domestic servers to native music and natural resources. Consuming the Caribbean demonstrates how colonial exploitation of the Caribbean led directly to contemporary forms of consumption of the region and its products, aiming to trouble innocent indulgence in the pleasures of thoughtless consumption. This book is sure to change anyone's opinion of this tropical paradise.
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