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Author Werner, Marion.

Title Global displacements : the making of uneven development in the Caribbean / Marion Werner
Published Hoboken : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015
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Contents Title Page ; Copyright Page; Contents; Series Editors' Preface; List of Abbreviations; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Introduction: Power and Difference in Global Production; Sundays in Los Almácigos, Dominican Republic; Situating Global Displacements; From a Comparative to a Relational Geography of Haiti and the Dominican Republic; Theorizing Uneven Development: Global Production Networks, Coloniality, and the Production of Place; Global Displacements as Multi-Sited Fieldwork ; Chapter Outline; Notes
Chapter 2 Two Stories of Caribbean Development: Garments-as-Globalization and Garments-as-Regional Entrepreneurialism Introduction; "Taiwanizing" the Caribbean? Garments-as-Globalization ; Dominican Counterpoint: Garments-as-Regional Entrepreneurialism ; Conclusion: Moving beyond "Global Forces" versus "Regional Paths" Approaches; Notes; Chapter 3 From Manufactura to Mentefactura?: Gender and Industrial Restructuring in the Dominican Republic ; Introduction: Beyond "Cheap Labor" in the Dominican Republic?; Cibaeño Firm Restructuring and New Production Geographies
Conclusion: Producing Workers on the Threshold of the Idled FactoryNotes; Chapter 5 Reworking Coloniality through the Haitian-Dominican Border ; Introduction ; Remaking the Border: The Haitian Embargo of 1991-1994 and the Growth of Ouanaminthe; Reordering Trade Zones between the Dominican Republic and Haiti; CODEVI: Haitian State Collapse and Unionization; Disposability at the Border: Managing the Trade Zone ; Conclusion: Reworking the Geographies of Coloniality; Notes; Chapter 6 Haiti, the Global Factory and the Politics of Reconstruction ; Introduction: Shaking Ground, Breaking Ground
Gender and the Reworking of Sewing and SkillGendered Economic Dualisms: Enabling Export Restructuring as Development; Recuperating the Gender Politics of Uneven Development; Notes; Chapter 4 Embodied Negotiations: Geographies of Work after Trade Zones ; The Campo and the Making of an Immigrant City; Workers' Strategies as Embodied Negotiations; Masculinity, modernity, and holding on to "whiteness" in the city; Multiple strategies of men in the campo; "There's no work for women there": Reluctant return; Stretching family ties across uneven geographies
Poverty Reduction: An Embedded Liberal MomentTrade Zones as Containment: The Imperative of Economic Security; From Poverty Reduction to Poverty Redistribution? Decentralization after the Earthquake; Making Space for Development Alternatives; Notes; Chapter 7 Unsettling Dominant Crisis Narratives of the Caribbean ; The Everyday and the Event of Crisis in "A Small Place"; Forging Livelihoods Out of Crisis in the Dominican Republic; Caribbean Crisis as Historical Debt; Towards an Alternative Ethics of Global Production and Consumption; Notes; Chapter 8 Conclusion
Summary "Challenging the main ways we debate globalization, this book reveals how uneven geographies of capitalist development shape--and are shaped by--the aspirations and everyday struggles of people in the global South"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Machine generated contents note: List of Abbreviations List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: Power and difference in global production 2. Two stories of Caribbean development: Garments-as-globalization and garments-as-regional entrepreneurialism 3. From manufactura to mentefactura? Gender and industrial restructuring in the Dominican Republic 4. Embodied negotiations: Geographies of work after trade zones 5. Reworking coloniality through the Haitian-Dominican Border 6. Haiti, the global factory and the politics of reconstruction 7. Unsettling dominant crisis narratives of the Caribbean 8. Conclusion Bibliography Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Clothing trade -- Caribbean Area.
Globalization -- Caribbean Area.
Caribbean Area -- Economic conditions -- Regional disparities.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015035117
ISBN 1118941969 (electronic bk.)
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