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The Struggle of Non-Sovereign Caribbean Territories: Neoliberalism since the French Antillean Uprisings of 2009
edited by H. Adlai Murdoch
contributions by Michael Sharpe, Hanétha Vété-Congolo, Rose Mary Allen, Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken, Malcom Ferdinand, Louise Hardwick, Paget Henry, Vincent Joos, Jacqueline Lazú and Alix Pierre
Rutgers University Press, 2021
Paper: 978-1-9788-1572-8 | eISBN: 978-1-9788-1574-2 | Cloth: 978-1-9788-1573-5
Library of Congress Classification HC151.S785 2021
Dewey Decimal Classification 330.9729053

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.
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