Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary World / Edition 1

Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary World / Edition 1

by Carolyn Nordstrom
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520250966

ISBN-13: 9780520250963

Pub. Date: 06/20/2007

Publisher: University of California Press

Carolyn Nordstrom traveled through Africa, Europe, Asia, and the United States to investigate the dynamics of illegal trade in goods, from blood diamonds and arms to pharmaceuticals, exotica, and staples such as food and oil. In Global Outlaws she peels away the layers of this vast economy that extends from a war orphan selling Marlboros on a street in Angola to…  See more details below

Overview

Carolyn Nordstrom traveled through Africa, Europe, Asia, and the United States to investigate the dynamics of illegal trade in goods, from blood diamonds and arms to pharmaceuticals, exotica, and staples such as food and oil. In Global Outlaws she peels away the layers of this vast economy that extends from a war orphan selling Marlboros on a street in Angola to powerful transnational networks reaching across continents and oceans.

About the Author:
Carolyn Nordstrom is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520250963
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/20/2007
Series:
California Series in Public Anthropology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
315,819
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xi
Preface     xv
National
The War Orphan     3
The Bombed-Out Shop     11
Coconuts and Cigarettes: Some Definitions     19
The Gov'nor's Red Tractors     27
Military Takeovers (Or, How to Own a Country)     37
The Untold Story of the Amputees     47
Robber Barons     57
International
The Border Post - a Billion-Dollar Truck Stop (Going International)     71
Romancing the Stone: Borders and Businesspeople     83
The Washing Machine: Laundering, Part One     93
Global
Diamonds and Fish: Going Global     105
Ports     115
Drugs     129
The Cultures of Criminals     139
The Cultures of Cops     149
The World-Port     157
The Investment Machine: Laundering, Part Two     167
Human Cargo     181
Home
Post-Terror: Creating (the Illusion of) Security     191
Conclusion     205
Notes     211
References     221
Index     225

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