In this fascinating book, Mimi Sheller explores this troublesome history, investigating the complex mobilities of producers and consumers, of material and cultural commodities, including: Jan 22, Dimity rated it liked it Shelves: To see what your friends carbbean of this book, please sign up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Most chapters are filled with outrage at despoliation in one form or another. When the same hapless journalist suggests, further, that Jamaica is like Eden after Adam was tempted with the conxuming Page ] apple, this is simply too much. To ask other readers questions about Consuming the Caribbeanplease sign up. This book was enjoyable while also being thought provoking.
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Start your review of Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies Write a review Shelves: caribbean , slavery , reviewed , , read-women-nonfiction , anthro 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. I wish he hadnt because I think it would lead to great class discussions. Of course, I probably wouldnt have bothered to read it for a class as closely as I did now.
Sheller synthesizes a lot of information from many sources and I think most 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. Ive heard that Sheller writes in a way that people unfamiliar with her work would find confusing, but that was not the case.
She clearly explained the areas of consumption in the Caribbean and how colonialism in the past has had major impacts on the present. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an in-depth look at how the Caribbean has been used from up through today.
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Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies