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



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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. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Carolyn Nordstrom is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
The War Orphanp. 3
The Bombed-Out Shopp. 11
Coconuts and Cigarettes: Some Definitionsp. 19
The Gov'nor's Red Tractorsp. 27
Military Takeovers (Or, How to Own a Country)p. 37
The Untold Story of the Amputeesp. 47
Robber Baronsp. 57
The Border Post - a Billion-Dollar Truck Stop (Going International)p. 71
Romancing the Stone: Borders and Businesspeoplep. 83
The Washing Machine: Laundering, Part Onep. 93
Diamonds and Fish: Going Globalp. 105
Portsp. 115
Drugsp. 129
The Cultures of Criminalsp. 139
The Cultures of Copsp. 149
The World-Portp. 157
The Investment Machine: Laundering, Part Twop. 167
Human Cargop. 181
Post-Terror: Creating (the Illusion of) Securityp. 191
Conclusionp. 205
Notesp. 211
Referencesp. 221
Indexp. 225
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