CONSUMING THE CARIBBEAN FROM ARAWAKS TO ZOMBIES PDF

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Consuming the Caribbean demonstrates how colonial exploitation of the Caribbean led directly to contemporary forms of consumption of the region and its products. It calls into question innocent indulgence in the pleasures of thoughtless consumption and calls for a global ethics of consumer responsibility.

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This book was enjoyable while also being thought provoking. I bought this book for a Caribbean history class years ago but the professor ended up dropping it from the reading list. Sheller synthesizes a lot of information from many sources and I think m This book was enjoyable while also being thought provoking.

Sheller synthesizes a lot of information from many sources and I think most of her analysis is spot-on. I loved chapters and found them fascinating. In the last chapter, she also reveals her own ethnic and national background and I must say it makes me uncomfortable how this revelation changes my opinions of some of the things she said in the book.

Mar 26, Matthew Picarelli-Kombert rated it liked it. She clearly explained the areas of consumption in the Caribbean and how colonialism in the past has had major impacts on the present.

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Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies

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From sugar to indentured labourers, 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, of material and cultural commodities, including:. Consuming the Caribbean demonstrates how colonial exploitation of the Caribbean led directly to contemporary forms of consumption of the region and its products. It calls into question innocent indulgence in the pleasures of thoughtless consumption and calls for a global ethics of consumer responsibility. Consuming the Caribbean : From Arawaks to Zombies.

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Arnold J. Bauer, Mimi Sheller. Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies. International Library of Sociology. New York: Routledge.

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