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The Resource Global outlaws : crime, money, and power in the contemporary world, Carolyn Nordstrom

Global outlaws : crime, money, and power in the contemporary world, Carolyn Nordstrom

Label
Global outlaws : crime, money, and power in the contemporary world
Title
Global outlaws
Title remainder
crime, money, and power in the contemporary world
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Nordstrom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Carolyn Nordstrom explores the pathways of global crime in a 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 USA investigating the dynamics of illegal trade circulating around the world--from blood diamonds and arms to pharmaceuticals, exotica, and staples like food and oil. Global Outlaws peels away the layers of this vast economy that extends from a war orphan in Angola selling Marlboros on the street to powerful transnational networks that reach 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 shows that the sum total of extra-legal activities represent a significant part of the world's economy and in so doing, provides a new framework for understanding twenty-first century economics and economic power. At the same time, Global Outlaws powerfully reveals the myths, illusions, and realities of security in all areas of transport and trade, and illuminates many of the difficult ethical problems these issues pose. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nordstrom, Carolyn
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
California series in public anthropology
Series volume
16.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Transnational crime
  • Organized crime
  • Smuggling
  • International economic relations
Label
Global outlaws : crime, money, and power in the contemporary world, Carolyn Nordstrom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Romancing the stone : borders and businesspeople
  • The washing machine : laundering, part one
  • Diamonds and fish : going global
  • Ports
  • Drugs
  • The cultures of criminals
  • The cultures of cops
  • The world-port
  • The investment machine : laundering, part two
  • Human cargo
  • The war orphan
  • Post-terror : creating (the illusion of) security
  • Conclusion
  • The bombed-out shop
  • Coconuts and cigarettes : some definitions
  • The Gov'nor's red tractors
  • Military takeovers (or, how to own a country)
  • The untold story of the amputees
  • Robber barons
  • The border post--a billion-dollar truck stop (going international)
Control code
ocm69792080
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 234 p.
Isbn
9780520250956
Lccn
2006017929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Global outlaws : crime, money, and power in the contemporary world, Carolyn Nordstrom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Romancing the stone : borders and businesspeople
  • The washing machine : laundering, part one
  • Diamonds and fish : going global
  • Ports
  • Drugs
  • The cultures of criminals
  • The cultures of cops
  • The world-port
  • The investment machine : laundering, part two
  • Human cargo
  • The war orphan
  • Post-terror : creating (the illusion of) security
  • Conclusion
  • The bombed-out shop
  • Coconuts and cigarettes : some definitions
  • The Gov'nor's red tractors
  • Military takeovers (or, how to own a country)
  • The untold story of the amputees
  • Robber barons
  • The border post--a billion-dollar truck stop (going international)
Control code
ocm69792080
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 234 p.
Isbn
9780520250956
Lccn
2006017929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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