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

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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

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Editorial Reviews

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"An ethnographically rich, peopled account of the global economy."--Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education - Tim Hall

“An ethnographically rich, peopled account of the global economy.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520250963
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 6/20/2007
  • Series: California Series in Public Anthropology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 373,690
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author


Carolyn Nordstrom is Professor of Anthropology at Notre Dame and author of several books including Shadows of War: Violence, Power, and International Profiteering in the Twenty-First Century and Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Culture, both from UC Press; and A Different Kind of War Story.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Preface

NATIONAL
1. The War Orphan
2. The Bombed-Out Shop
3. Coconuts and Cigarettes: Some Definitions
4. The Gov’nor’s Red Tractors
5. Military Takeovers (Or, How to Own a Country)
6. The Untold Story of the Amputees
7. Robber Barons

INTERNATIONAL
8. The Border Post—a Billion-Dollar Truck Stop (Going International)
9. Romancing the Stone: Borders and Businesspeople
10. The Washing Machine: Laundering, Part One

GLOBAL
11. Diamonds and Fish: Going Global
12. Ports
13. Drugs
14. The Culture of Criminals
15. The Culture of Cops
16. The World-Port
17. The Investment Machine: Laundering, Part Two
18. Human Cargo

HOME
19. Post-Terror: Creating (the Illusion of) Security
20. Conclusion

Notes
References
Index

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