Laughter Out of Place

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

Author: Donna Goldstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520955412

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Donna M. Goldstein presents a hard-hitting critique of urban poverty and violence and challenges much of what we think we know about the "culture of poverty" in this compelling read. Drawing on more than a decade of experience in Brazil, Goldstein provides an intimate portrait of everyday life among the women of the favelas, or urban shantytowns in Rio de Janeiro, who cope with unbearable suffering, violence and social abandonment. The book offers a clear-eyed view of socially conditioned misery while focusing on the creative responses—absurdist and black humor—that people generate amid daily conditions of humiliation, anger, and despair. Goldstein helps us to understand that such joking and laughter is part of an emotional aesthetic that defines the sense of frustration and anomie endemic to the political and economic desperation among residents of 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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Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

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Category: American literature

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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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Direkte Aktion

ein Handbuch

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894017750

Category: Anti-globalization movement

Page: 347

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Pesthauch und Blütenduft

eine Geschichte des Geruchs

Author: Alain Corbin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803136183

Category:

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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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

View: 2002

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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Drogendealer

Ansichten eines verrufenen Gewerbes

Author: Bettina Paul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783784111049

Category:

Page: 238

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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.
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Gekaufte Zeit

Die vertagte Krise des demokratischen Kapitalismus

Author: Wolfgang Streeck

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518731726

Category: Political Science

Page: 351

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Wolfgang Streeck legt in seinen Frankfurter Adorno-Vorlesungen die Wurzeln der gegenwärtigen Finanz-, Fiskal- und Wirtschaftskrise frei, indem er sie als Moment der langen neoliberalen Transformation des Nachkriegskapitalismus beschreibt. Er analysiert, wie sich die Spannung zwischen Demokratie und Kapitalismus über vier Jahrzehnte entfaltet hat und welche Konflikte daraus resultierten. Schließlich beleuchtet er den Umbau des europäischen Staatensystems und fragt nach den Aussichten für eine Wiederherstellung sozialer und wirtschaftlicher Stabilität. Im neuen Nachwort zur Taschenbuchausgabe zieht er eine erste Bilanz.
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