Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Van Nyhuis, Alison. "Review of Mimi Sheller's CONSUMING THE CARIBBEAN." ANTHURIUM 4.1 (2006)
The Caribbean has become one of the most discussed locations in the burgeoning field of postcolonial studies. But as Mimi Sheller notes in her introduction to Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies, even though prominent postcolonial theorists such as Edward Said have used the writings and lives of people like Franz Fanon to reconsider the Caribbean’s exclusion from historical and sociological narratives of Western modernity, many Europeans and North Americans still do not know how their own lives, nations, and histories are related to the Caribbean. With Consuming the Caribbean, Sheller complements recent Caribbean research that focuses on colonial resistance and Caribbean agency by analyzing Europeans’ and North Americans’ consumption of the Caribbean. . . . Read the rest here: http://scholar.library.miami.edu/anthurium/volume_4/issue_1/nyhuis-consuming.html.