Not surprisingly, one of Sheller’s concerns is with the ethics of consuming the Caribbean in both the historical and contemporary world. The author’s concern for. Sheller, ing the Caribbean: From. Arawaks to Zombies. Alison Van Nyhuis [email protected] Follow this and additional works at. Mimi Sheller’s Consuming the Caribbean documents Northern consumption of Carib- bean nature, artifacts, products, and persons. The author’s research spans .

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Refresh and try again. Laurel rated it did not like it Feb 21, In this fascinating book, Mimi Sheller explores this troublesome history, investigating the complex mobilities of producers and consumers, of material and cultural commodities, including:. Michael Town rated it it was amazing Sep 28, In the same paragraph she releases the following broadside: Other editions – View all Consuming the Caribbean: Such carefree guiltlessness is often transferred to the tourist relationship with local people” References to this book The cultural politics of emotion Sara Ahmed Snippet view – Let me provide two examples.

Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies

Most users should sign in with their caribban address. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. I bought this book for a Caribbean history class years ago but the professor ended up dropping it from the reading list.


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 zomvies the book. Email alerts New issue alert.

The focus shifts from the instrumental and practical cataloging of indigenous plants exported and exploited by European pharmacology, to the consumption of Caribbean produce in Europe, especially sugar dripping with the blood of slavesCaribbean landscapes and ultimately Caribbean bodies, especially black and East Indian Caribbean bodies. Dense, but well-supported analysis of the core economies exploitation of the Caribbean body.

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You do not currently have access to this article. Most chapters are filled with outrage at despoliation in one form or another.

Trivia About Consuming the Car From Arawaks to Zombies International library of sociology. Sheller’s account of white European consumption of the Caribbean, from annexation in the fifteenth century to the early twenty-first century, transports the reader to a kind of Caribbean ‘Heart of Darkness’—one observed from the moral high ground of a twenty-first century Joan of Arc.


Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Jason rated it really liked it Dec 25, The hack at least can plead fantasy. However, Sheller’s outrage diverts her from a closer analysis of important underlying issues and distinctions to be made around consumption. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies by Mimi Sheller

Sheller’s thesis, essentially, is that the Caribbean, viewed in a global context, allows tp white people from Europe and things produced in the Caribbean to have the advantage of mobility, while the exploited blacks in the Caribbean are held captive to do the shit work, or to receive the tourist or travel writer’s licentious gaze and, indeed, sometimes their bodies.

This book was enjoyable while also being thought provoking. Sheller synthesizes a lot of information from many sources and I think m This book was enjoyable while also being thought provoking.

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