Money Has No Smell: The Africanization of New York City / Edition 1 by Paul Stoller | 9780226775302 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Money Has No Smell: The Africanization of New York City / Edition 1

Money Has No Smell: The Africanization of New York City / Edition 1

by Paul Stoller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226775305

ISBN-13: 9780226775302

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In February 1999 the tragic New York City police shooting of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed street vendor from Guinea, brought into focus the existence of West African merchants in urban America. In Money Has No Smell, Paul Stoller offers us a more complete portrait of the complex lives of West African immigrants like Diallo, a portrait based on years of research

Overview

In February 1999 the tragic New York City police shooting of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed street vendor from Guinea, brought into focus the existence of West African merchants in urban America. In Money Has No Smell, Paul Stoller offers us a more complete portrait of the complex lives of West African immigrants like Diallo, a portrait based on years of research Stoller conducted on the streets of New York City during the 1990s.

Blending fascinating ethnographic description with incisive social analysis, Stoller shows how these savvy West African entrepreneurs have built cohesive and effective multinational trading networks, in part through selling a simulated Africa to African Americans. These and other networks set up by the traders, along with their faith as devout Muslims, help them cope with the formidable state regulations and personal challenges they face in America. As Stoller demonstrates, the stories of these West African traders illustrate and illuminate ongoing debates about globalization, the informal economy, and the changing nature of American communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226775302
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,212,604
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Prologue Money Has No Smell....................vii
1 A Slow Afternoon at the Harlem Market....................1
2 Urban Intersections/Existential Crossroads....................11
3 The Way of the Jaguar....................28
4 African/Asian/Uptown/Downtown....................45
5 Afrocentric Marketing....................64
6 Regulating Urban Life....................88
7 The Spatial Politics of African Trading in Harlem....................121
8 City Life....................144
Epilogue Issifi's Path....................176
Notes....................183
References....................207
Index....................219

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