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By Katherine E. Browne

ISBN-10: 0292702922

ISBN-13: 9780292702929

ISBN-10: 0292705816

ISBN-13: 9780292705814

What do the trickster Rabbit, slave descendants, off-the-books economies, and French voters need to do with one another? lots, says Katherine Browne in her anthropological research of the casual economic system within the Caribbean island of Martinique. She starts with a question: Why, after greater than 300 years as colonial topics of France, did the citizens of Martinique decide in 1946 to combine absolutely with France, the very kingdom that had enslaved their ancestors? the writer means that the alternative to say no sovereignty displays an analogous clear-headed opportunism that defines profitable, artful, and illicit marketers who paintings off the books in Martinique today.

Browne attracts on a decade of ethnographic fieldwork and interview information from all socioeconomic sectors to question the typical knowing of casual economies as culture-free, survival recommendations of the terrible. Anchoring her personal insights to longer ancient and literary perspectives, the writer indicates how variations of crafty were strengthened because the days of plantation slavery. those diversifications happen, no longer even with French fiscal and political keep an eye on, yet quite as a result of it. Powered by way of the "essential tensions" of preserving French and Creole identities, the perform of creole economics offers either statement of and shelter from the problems of being dark-skinned and French.

This robust ethnographic learn exhibits how neighborhood fiscal meanings and plural identities aid clarify paintings off the books. Like creole language and track, creole economics expresses an irreducibly complicated combination of old, modern, and cultural influences.

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