On the Move

The Caribbean Since 1989

By Alejandra Bronfman  

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The Caribbean stands out in the popular imagination as a “place without history,” a place which has somehow eluded modernity. In On the Move, Alejandra Bronfman argues the opposite is true; the caribbean is, and has always been, deeply engaged with the wider world. From drugs and tourism to international political struggles, these islands form an integral part of world history and of the present, and are in a constant state of economic and social flux in the face of global transformations.

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  • Endings and Beginnings
  • Transplanted Citizens
  • Sell It to Save It
  • A Tale of Two Substances
  • Wired on the Islands
  • The Spaces of History
  • Notes
  • Suggestions for Further Reading
  • Index


  • Alejandra Bronfman

    University of British Columbia

    ALEJANDRA BRONFMAN taught at the University of Florida and Yale University before moving to the University of British Columbia, where she is assistant professor in the Department of History.

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