The Devil behind the Mirror
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The Devil behind the Mirror

Steven Gregory

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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, beautifully written, and now updated with a new preface, The Devil behind the Mirror masterfully situates the analysis of global economic change in everyday lives.

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18
THE 
DEVIL 
BEHIND 
THE 
MIRROR
“Tell 
me, 
Gregory, 
how 
is 
the 
book 
going?‚Ä̬†
Minaya 
asked.
“Little 
by 
little,‚Ä̬†
I 
replied. 
I 
took 
the 
opportunity 
to 
remind 
him 
about
my 
work. 
I 
told 
him 
that 
I 
was 
writing 
about 
the 
changing 
economy‚ÄĒ
tourism, 
privatization, 
and 
so 
on‚ÄĒand¬†
about 
the 
impact 
of 
these
changes 
on 
people’s 
lives.
Minaya 
thought 
for 
a 
moment. 
“Here 
we 
are 
all 
poor,‚Ä̬†
he 
said, 
grin-
ning 
as 
he 
did 
when 
preparing 
a 
joke 
in 
his 
mind. 
“So 
you 
will 
have 
to
write 
a 
very 
big 
book!‚ÄĚ
We 
stayed 
at 
the 
colmado
for 
another 
hour, 
bringing 
each 
other 
up 
to
date 
on 
our 
lives. 
Just 
as 
I 
was 
about 
to 
leave, 
Minaya 
asked 
about 
my
trip 
to 
Cuba 
the 
year 
before. 
I 
replied 
that 
although 
there 
were 
shortages
and 
other 
problems, 
people 
seemed 
to 
have 
enough 
to 
eat 
and 
access 
to
health 
care 
and 
other 
essential 
services.
“But, 
Gregory,‚Ä̬†
he 
countered, 
leaning 
toward 
me, 
“they 
say 
that 
in
Cuba 
there 
is 
no 
freedom‚ÄĒthere¬†
is 
no 
democracy.‚Ä̬†
His 
face 
became
stern, 
wrinkles 
forming 
across 
his 
brow.
“Yes, 
that’s 
what 
they 
say.‚Ä̬†
I 
did 
not 
want 
to 
argue 
politics 
with 
a
friend.
3. 
Minaya 
and 
Jocelyn 
Sánchez 
on 
Diana’s 
fifth 
birthday. 
Photo 
by 
the
author.

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