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29326: Guevarra: announce NEW BOOK: The Devil behind the Mirror (fwd)

From: L Guevarra <l_guevarra@ucpress.edu>

The University of California Press  is pleased to announce the publication of:

The Devil behind the Mirror: Globalization and Politics in the Dominican Republic

<B>Steven Gregory, </B>Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at Columbia University, is author of _Santería in New York City: A Study in Cultural Resistance _and _Black Corona: Race and the Politics of Place in an Urban Community. _He coedited _Race _with Roger Sanjek.


"In his stunningly vivid picture of communities grappling with the demons of economic globalization, Gregory shows how peoples' livelihoods are devalued and torn asunder when they are exposed to the rough justice of the market. An absorbing case study and an ethnographic tour de force."-Andrew Ross, author of _Fast Boat to China: Corporate Flight and the Consequences of Free Trade _

In _The Devil behind the Mirror, _Steven Gregory provides a compelling and intimate account of the impact that transnational processes associated with globalization are having on the lives and livelihoods of people in the Dominican Republic. Grounded in ethnographic fieldwork conducted in the adjacent towns of Boca Chica and Andrés, Gregory's study deftly demonstrates how transnational flows of capital, culture, and people are mediated by contextually specific power relations, politics, and history. He explores such topics as the informal economy, the making of a telenova, sex tourism, and racism and discrimination against Haitians, who occupy the lowest rung on the Dominican economic ladder. Innovative and beautifully written, _The Devil behind the Mirror _masterfully situates the analysis of global economic change in everyday lives.

Full information about the bookis available online: http://go.ucpress.edu/GregoryDevil

Lolita Guevarra
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University of California Press
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