[URBANTH-L]NEW BOOK: The Devil behind the Mirror

L Guevarra l_guevarra at ucpress.edu
Tue Oct 10 12:51:02 EDT 2006

Dear Urbanth-L:

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 

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

Lolita Guevarra
Electronic Marketing Coordinator
University of California Press
Tel. 510.643.4738 | Fax 510.643.7127
lolita.guevarra at ucpress.edu

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