Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Annonated Biography

(1) Klein, Naomi. "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism." New York: Henry Holt, and Company 2007. Print.

The author talks about how the U.S government either puts a country in a situation of "shock" (meaning disaster or conflict) and takes advantage of the country to get whatever the United States wants out of that country. The author also describes the strategies used by the government on other countries to justify it's actions. Klein also says how the method started by the economists and it was later adopted by the American government and used as a policy towards other less-privileged countries.

(2) Life and Debt. Dir. Stephanie Black. Music by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Sizzla, Buju Banton,Ziggy Marley etc. New Yorker Films Artwork. 2003. DVD.

The film shows how Jamaica kept being indebted to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the debt kept increasing the Jamaicans had to agree to the terms and conditions of the U.S government if they still needed more money from the IMF. The film also shows how the U.S government took over the economy of Jamaica and made the Jamaican products less valuable, thereby making the Jamaicans run out of business and loose their jobs. The Film has samples from "A small Place" and the narrator Jamaica kincaid also talks about the life in Jamaica as a tourists, and how the tourists won't really know what's wrong with Jamaica and the economy.

(3) Thomas, Deborah A. "The Emergence of Modern Blackness in Jamaica." Deborah A.
Thomas: Modern Blackness. NACLA Report on the Americas. Nov/Dec2005.
Vol. 39 Issue 3 p30-35. 6p, 3 bw. Print.

The article focuses on the emergence of modern blackness in Jamaica. Jamaica is famous for it's plantation economy, and after World War II, Jamaicans have had many different colonial experiences. Great Britain took control of Jamaica from Spain. The article is firmly rooted in the experiences of the majority of Jamaica's population. It also talks about how the "ghetto women" are being treated, and how the Jamaican Prime Minister decided to re-instate Proclamation Day
as holiday, and how many Jamaicans think their culture influenced the American culture.

(5) "Jamaica to seek more than a billion dollars from IMF." BBC Monitoring Latin America Caribbean Media Corporation news. July 22, 2009 Wednesday.

This article of the newspaper shows how the Jamaicans were trying to get loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), despite being heavily indebted to them in the past years. The Jamaicans said they wouldn't borrow money from the IMF anymore since they couldn't pay back, but recently, they are still seeking help from the IMF by asking for loans (worth a billion dollars). The Jamaican economy is so low that they now depend on the IMF for survival.

(6). Thomas-Hope, Elizabeth. "Return migration to Jamaica and its development
potential." International Migration, 1999 1st Quarter, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p183, 25p, 3
charts. Article

This article discusses the need for the Jamaican government to recruit Jamaican workers living abroad, also showed that the return migration to Jamaica is associated with the existence and nature of some psychological linkages established between migrant workers and their home country. United States and Great Britain as top sources of return migrants. The article also shows the terms and conditions, and all the alluring programs that the Jamaican government implemented to get the Jamaicans living abroad to come back and start living in their home countries once again, even though adapting wouldn't be so easy.

1 comment:

  1. Looks good - go ahead and post your thesis paragraph and first paragraph.