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Historical Narratives on the Banana Industry: Imperial Arguments in the U.S.-Honduran Encounters

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Kevin Coleman

Indiana University
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Regardless of one’s political or theoretical orientation, bananas are important in the history of U.S.-Latin American relations. Bananas represent the first large-scale influence of the United States in much of Latin America. With giant corporations, such as the United Fruit Company, came the U.S. government, its private citizens, and their culture. In turn, Hondurans responded in various ways, from opportunistic accommodation to strategic rejection of foreign cultural forms and coercive practices. Other Hondurans came north adapting and adjusting to living in the United States, often returning to their native country as cultural hybrids. Indeed, the mass production and distribution of bananas spawned multiple new social and cultural fields.
How to Cite: Coleman, K., (2007). Historical Narratives on the Banana Industry: Imperial Arguments in the U.S.-Honduran Encounters. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies. 18(1), pp.86–105. DOI: http://doi.org/10.23870/57
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Published on 01 Jan 2007.
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