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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, literature, 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.
Published on February 12, 2021 by Rutgers University Press as part of its Critical Caribbean Studies series.
H. Adlai Murdoch
(Professor of Francophone Studies, Director of Africana Studies, Tufts University)
(Research Coordinator & Senior Researcher, Research Center for Material Culture)
(Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Florida State University)
(Associate Dean; Associate Professor, Modern Languages, Spanish, Critical Ethnic Studies, DePaul University)
(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Bowdoin College; and President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association)