The Resource Negotiating paradise: : U.S. tourism and empire in twentieth-century Latin America, Dennis Merrill, (ebook)

Negotiating paradise: : U.S. tourism and empire in twentieth-century Latin America, Dennis Merrill, (ebook)

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Negotiating paradise: : U.S. tourism and empire in twentieth-century Latin America
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Negotiating paradise:
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U.S. tourism and empire in twentieth-century Latin America
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Dennis Merrill
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eng
Summary
Accounts of U.S. empire building in Latin America typically portray politically and economically powerful North Americans descending on their southerly neighbors to engage in lopsided negotiations. Dennis Merrill's comparative history of U.S. tourism in Latin America in the twentieth century demonstrates that empire is a more textured, variable, and interactive system of inequality and resistance than commonly assumed. In his examination of interwar Mexico, early Cold War Cuba, and Puerto Rico during the Alliance for Progress, Merrill demonstrates how tourists and the international travel industry facilitated the expansion of U.S. consumer and cultural power in Latin America. He also shows the many ways in which local service workers, labor unions, business interests, and host governments vied to manage the Yankee invasion. While national leaders negotiated treaties and military occupations, visitors and hosts navigated interracial encounters in bars and brothels, confronted clashing notions of gender and sexuality at beachside resorts, and negotiated national identities. Highlighting the everyday realities of U.S. empire in ways often overlooked, Merrill's analysis provides historical context for understanding the contemporary debate over the costs and benefits of globalization
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Midwest
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Merrill, Dennis
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303.48/280730904
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non fiction
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  • Americans
  • Tourists
  • Tourism
  • Tourism
  • Tourism
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
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adult
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Negotiating paradise: : U.S. tourism and empire in twentieth-century Latin America, Dennis Merrill, (ebook)
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9780807898635
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MWT11711283
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11711283
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Negotiating paradise: : U.S. tourism and empire in twentieth-century Latin America, Dennis Merrill, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807898635
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11711283
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11711283
System control number
MWT11711283
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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