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.

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)

Unimagined Community

Sex, Networks, and AIDS in Uganda and South Africa

Author: Robert Thornton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520942653

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This groundbreaking work, with its unique anthropological approach, sheds new light on a central conundrum surrounding AIDS in Africa. Robert J. Thornton explores why HIV prevalence fell during the 1990s in Uganda despite that country's having one of Africa's highest fertility rates, while during the same period HIV prevalence rose in South Africa, the country with Africa's lowest fertility rate. Thornton finds that culturally and socially determined differences in the structure of sexual networks—rather than changes in individual behavior—were responsible for these radical differences in HIV prevalence. Incorporating such factors as property, mobility, social status, and political authority into our understanding of AIDS transmission, Thornton's analysis also suggests new avenues for fighting the disease worldwide.

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.

Blind Spot

How Neoliberalism Infiltrated Global Health

Author: M.D. Salmaan Keshavjee

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 052095873X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Neoliberalism has been the defining paradigm in global health since the latter part of the twentieth century. What started as an untested and unproven theory that the creation of unfettered markets would give rise to political democracy led to policies that promoted the belief that private markets were the optimal agents for the distribution of social goods, including health care. A vivid illustration of the infiltration of neoliberal ideology into the design and implementation of development programs, this case study, set in post-Soviet Tajikistan’s remote eastern province of Badakhshan, draws on extensive ethnographic and historical material to examine a "revolving drug fund" program—used by numerous nongovernmental organizations globally to address shortages of high-quality pharmaceuticals in poor communities. Provocative, rigorous, and accessible, Blind Spot offers a cautionary tale about the forces driving decision making in health and development policy today, illustrating how the privatization of health care can have catastrophic outcomes for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Righteous Dopefiend

Author: Philippe Bourgois,Jeffrey Schonberg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520943317

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary, panhandling, recycling, and day labor. Righteous Dopefiend interweaves stunning black-and-white photographs with vivid dialogue, detailed field notes, and critical theoretical analysis. Its gripping narrative develops a cast of characters around the themes of violence, race relations, sexuality, family trauma, embodied suffering, social inequality, and power relations. The result is a dispassionate chronicle of survival, loss, caring, and hope rooted in the addicts' determination to hang on for one more day and one more "fix" through a "moral economy of sharing" that precariously balances mutual solidarity and interpersonal betrayal.

Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Behind the Laughter

"Die Simpsons" im Kontext der amerikanischen Populärkultur

Author: Michael Czogalla

Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 3828853838

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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Die amerikanische Gesellschaft steckt voller Kontroversen. Dazu gehören auch familiäre und religiöse Gesichtspunkte des gemeinschaftlichen Lebens. Neben verschiedenen Themen aus Kultur und Politik sind diese Aspekte den Simpsons-Machern besonders wichtig. Der animierte Umgang mit postmodernen Gesellschaftsproblemen ist die verdaulichere Variante, Kritik an einem System zu äußern, das kontroverser kaum sein könnte. Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa und Maggie stellen jeder für sich einen amerikanischen Typus dar, den man in den 'Springfields' Amerikas nicht lange suchen muss. Neben einer Einführung in die Animationsgeschichte und dem Simpsonschen Beitrag zur Populärkultur, werden anhand von unzähligen Originalzitaten und Szenen der Serie "Die Simpsons" verschiedene Kontroversen der amerikanischen Gesellschaft untersucht.

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.

Tourismusräume

Zur soziokulturellen Konstruktion eines globalen Phänomens

Author: Karlheinz Wöhler,Andreas Pott,Vera Denzer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839411947

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Die Konstruktion von Tourismusräumen ist von verschiedenen gesellschaftlichen und kulturellen Prozessen begleitet. Welche Räume der Wahrnehmung, Nutzung und Aneignung werden dabei hergestellt? Wie gestaltet sich die soziale und kulturelle Produktion von Tourismusräumen? Die Beiträge dieses Bandes nähern sich diesen Fragen anhand unterschiedlicher gegenstandsbezogener Analysen. Zugleich wird aus kulturgeographischer und kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive das Potenzial der unterschiedlichen »Cultural Turns« für die empirische Analyse tourismusbezogener Fragestellungen ausgelotet.

Die Stadt Gottes

Roman

Author: Paulo Lins,Nicolai von Schweder-Schreiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866157996

Category:

Page: 461

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Direkte Aktion

ein Handbuch

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894017750

Category: Anti-globalization movement

Page: 347

View: 1954

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Drogendealer

Ansichten eines verrufenen Gewerbes

Author: Bettina Paul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783784111049

Category:

Page: 238

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