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Mimi ShellerCitizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2012. xvii + 346 pp. (Paper US$25.95)
For many observers, the violent and often spectacular crime that takes place in particular Caribbean areas is evidence of a failure to create a growth-oriented economy and morally progressive ethos. It is a problem of culture, a mark of backwardness, an unsuccessful movement from savagery, or a failure to take advantage of post-World War II opportunities for development in political, economic, and socio-cultural fields. At the very least, it is something that marks the eScholarship providesdoi:10.1163/22134360-08801011 fatcat:6m4dsfondzcb3nxe2fs7dnhyj4