Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment

As an overseas department of France, Guadeloupe is one of a handful of
non-independent societies in the Caribbean that seem like political
exceptions—or even paradoxes—in our current postcolonial era. In
Non-Sovereign Futures, Yarimar Bonilla looks at Guadeloupean labor
activism in order to challenge contemporary notions of freedom,
sovereignty, nationalism, and revolution—recasting Guadeloupe not as a
problematically non-sovereign site but as a place that can unsettle
how we think of sovereignty itself.

Participant Bios:
Yarimar Bonilla is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Caribbean
Studies at Rutgers University where she serves on the advisory board
for the Advanced Institute of Critical Caribbean Studies and the
Institute for Research on Women.

Book Information:

Title: Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of
Disenchantment
Author: Yarimar Bonilla
ISBN: 9780226283814
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Distributor: Chicago Distribution Center
Publication Date: 2015
List Price: $27.50