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New Perspectives on Racial Identity Development : Integrating Emerging Frameworks, Second Edition

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780814794807

ISBN10:
0814794807
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/30/2012
Publisher(s):
New York Univ Pr
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Summary

For well over a century, the United Fruit Company (UFCO) has been the most vilified multinational corporation operating in Latin America. Criticism of the UFCO has been widespread, ranging from politicians to consumer activists, and from labor leaders to historians, all portraying it as an overwhelmingly powerful corporation that shaped and often exploited its host countries. In this first history of the UFCO in Colombia, Marcelo Bucheli argues that the UFCO's image as an all-powerful force in determining national politics needs to be reconsidered. Using a previously unexplored sourcethe internal archives of Colombia's UFCO operationBucheli reveals that before 1930, the UFCO worked alongside a business-friendly government that granted it generous concessions and repressed labor unionism. After 1930, however, the country experienced dramatic transformations including growing nationalism, a stronger labor movement, and increasing demands by local elites for higher stakes in the banana export business. In response to these circumstances, the company abandoned production, selling its plantations (and labor conflicts) to local growers, while transforming itself into a marketing company. The shift was endorsed by the company's shareholders and financial analysts, who preferred lower profits with lower risks, and came at a time in which the demand for bananas was decreasing in America. Importantly, Bucheli shows that the effect of foreign direct investment was not unidirectional. Instead, the agency of local actors affected corporate strategy, just as the UFCO also transformed local politics and society.

Author Biography

Charmaine L. Wijeyesinghe, Ed.D., is a consultant in organizational development, multiracial identity, and social justice education. Bailey W. Jackson III, Ed.D., is Professor Emeritus, School of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Creating and Re-Creating Race: The Emergence of Racial Identity as a Critical Element in Psychological, Sociological, and Ecological Perspectives on Human Developmentp. 11
Black Identity Development: Influences of Culture and Social Oppressionp. 33
Latina and Latino Ethnoracial Identity Orientations: A Dynamic and Developmental Perspectivep. 51
The Intersectional Model of Multiracial Identity: Integrating Multiracial Identity Theories and Intersectional Perspectives on Social Identityp. 81
Twenty-First Century Native American Consciousness: A Thematic Model of Indian Identityp. 108
White Identity Development Revisited: Listening to White Studentsp. 121
Asian American Racial Identity Development Theoryp. 138
The "Simultaneity" of Identities: Models and Skills for the Twenty-First Centuryp. 161
The Enactment of Race and Other Social Identities during Everyday Transactionsp. 192
Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching about Racial Identity from an Intersectional Perspectivep. 216
About the Contributorsp. 241
Indexp. 245
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