Laughter Out of Place

Race, Class, Violence, and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown

Author: Donna M. Goldstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520276043

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

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Drawing on the author's experience in Brazil, this text provides a portrait of everyday life among the women of the favelas - a portrait that challenges much of what we think we know about the 'culture of poverty'. It helps us understand the nature of joking and laughter in the shantytown.
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The Ghosts of Empire

Violence, Suffering and Mobility in the Transatlantic Cultural Economy of Desire

Author: Samuel Veissière

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643900805

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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Set against the background of nighttime encounters in the rough streets of Brazil's Salvador da Bahia, this experimental ethnography explores how certain transnational characters are at once co-constructed and reinvented through the legacy of conquest and the global inequalities of late capitalism. Theorizing the desires that drive these encounters as forms of colonial violence and sincere emancipatory strategies, author Samuel Veissiere's gaze travels outward across the Atlantic and the historical violence of empire, and then turns back inward to revisit the violence of his own white colonial desires. (Series: Contributions to Transnational Feminism - Vol. 3)
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Intersecting Inequalities

Women and Social Policy in Peru, 1990-2000

Author: Jelke Boesten

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271036702

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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"Examines how food aid, population policies and policy against domestic violence reflected and reproduced existing inequalities based on race, class and gender in 1990s Peru"--Provided by publisher.
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Where the River Ends

Contested Indigeneity in the Mexican Colorado Delta

Author: Shaylih Muehlmann

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822354454

Category: History

Page: 220

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Where the River Ends examines the response of the Cucapá people of Mexico's northwest coast to the state's claim that they are not "indigenous enough" to merit the special fishing rights which would allow them to subsist during environmental crisis.
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Global Outlaws

Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary World

Author: Carolyn Nordstrom

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520940636

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Carolyn Nordstrom explores the pathways of global crime in this stunning work of anthropology that has the power to change the way we think about the world. To write this book, she spent three years traveling to hot spots in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the United States investigating the dynamics of illegal trade around the world—from blood diamonds and arms to pharmaceuticals, exotica, and staples like food and oil. Global Outlaws peels away the layers of a vast economy that extends from a war orphan in Angola selling Marlboros on the street to powerful transnational networks reaching across continents and oceans. Nordstrom's extraordinary fieldwork includes interviews with scores of informants, including the smugglers, victims, power elite, and profiteers who populate these economic war zones. Her compelling investigation, showing that the sum total of extra-legal activities represents a significant part of the world's economy, provides a new framework for understanding twenty-first-century economics and economic power. Global Outlaws powerfully reveals the illusions and realities of security in all areas of transport and trade and illuminates many of the difficult ethical problems these extra-legal activities pose.
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Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

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Direkte Aktion

ein Handbuch

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894017750

Category: Anti-globalization movement

Page: 347

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Die Stadt Gottes

Roman

Author: Paulo Lins,Nicolai von Schweder-Schreiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866157996

Category:

Page: 461

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Libidinöse Ökonomie

Author: Jean-François Lyotard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783037340110

Category:

Page: 311

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Pesthauch und Blütenduft

eine Geschichte des Geruchs

Author: Alain Corbin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803136183

Category:

Page: 374

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Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben

Author: Georg Simmel

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 802721386X

Category: Social Science

Page: 47

View: 8097

Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben ist ein 1903 erschienener Aufsatz des Soziologen Georg Simmel, mit dem dieser die Grundlagen der Stadtsoziologie schuf. Das tiefste Problem des modernen Lebens ist nach Georg Simmel der Anspruch des Individuums nach der Selbstständigkeit und Eigenart seines Daseins gegen die Übermächte der Gesellschaft, das geschichtlich Ererbte der äußerlichen Kultur und Technik des Lebens zu bewahren. Der Großstädter ist - im Gegensatz zum Kleinstädter - einer "Steigerung des Nervenlebens" ausgesetzt. Darin besteht die Basis für den Typus großstädtischer Individualität. Georg Simmel (1858-1918) war ein deutscher Philosoph und Soziologe. Er leistete wichtige Beiträge zur Kulturphilosophie, war Begründer der "formalen Soziologie" und der Konfliktsoziologie. Simmel stand in der Tradition der Lebensphilosophie, aber auch der des Neukantianismus.
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Erlösendes Lachen

Das Komische in der menschlichen Erfahrung

Author: Peter L. Berger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110359049

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Humor, both ubiquitous and contextual, is a very specific and thus fragile element of the expression of human thought. In this volume, Peter L. Berger examines the nature of the comical and its relationship to other human experiences. Initially published in 1997, the second edition includes a new preface, including observations by Berger about the relationship between modernity and humor.
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Die Entzauberung des kritischen Geistes

Intellektuelle und Politik in Lateinamerika

Author: Wilhelm Hofmeister,H.C.F. Mansilla

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839402204

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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In kaum einer anderen Weltregion wird den Intellektuellen - den Wissenschaftlern, Schriftstellern und Künstlern - so viel Einfluss auf Politik und Gesellschaft zugesprochen wie in Lateinamerika. Angesichts der in den vergangenen Jahren vollzogenen politischen, wirtschaftlichen, sozialen und kulturellen Transformationsprozesse hat sich jedoch auch die Rolle der Intellektuellen bei der Vermittlung zwischen Staat und Gesellschaft verändert. Vielerorts wurden sie durch »Experten« und Technokraten ersetzt. Lateinamerikanische Autoren gehen deshalb der Frage nach, welchen Einfluss Intellektuelle einst auf gesellschaftliche Veränderungen nahmen und welche Rolle sie in Zukunft für das Funktionieren und die Entwicklung der Demokratie in dieser Region spielen können.
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Drogendealer

Ansichten eines verrufenen Gewerbes

Author: Bettina Paul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783784111049

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Page: 238

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