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Creole economics : Caribbean cunning under the French flag

Author: Katherine E Browne; Rod Salter
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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What do the trickster Rabbit, slave descendants, off-the-books economies, and French citizens have to do with each other? Plenty, says Katherine Browne in her anthropological investigation of the informal economy in the Caribbean island of Martinique. She begins with a question: Why, after more than three hundred years as colonial subjects of France, did the residents of Martinique opt in 1946 to integrate fully  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine E Browne; Rod Salter
ISBN: 0292702922 9780292702929 0292705816 9780292705814
OCLC Number: 54006973
Notes: "A portion of this work previously appeared as "Creole Economics and the DÄbrouillard: From Slave-Based Adaptations to the Informal . . ." in Ethnohistory, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 373\-403."
Description: xvi, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Elements --
Ch. 2. Social histories : the weight of France in Martinique --
Ch. 3. Cultural economies : relating social values to economic theory in Martinique --
Ch. 4. Afro-Caribbean identities : postcolonial tensions and Martinique's Creole Debrouillard --
Ch. 5. Adaptations of cunning : the changing forms of Debrouillardism --
Ch. 6. Opportunism by class : the profit and status of undeclared work --
Ch. 7. Women, men, and economic practice : different routes to autonomy and status --
Epilogue : imagining the future of Creole economics.
Other Titles: Ethnohistory.
Responsibility: Katherine E. Browne ; line drawings by Rod Salter.
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