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By Charles T. Lee
Published: 05 February 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7483-1
... neoliberal abjection antirafficking assemblages commodity activism entrepreneur consumer ...
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374831-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7483-1
... into a fluid constellation of commodity activism that repositions sex workers as simultaneously commodities, entrepreneurs, and consumers. neoliberal abjection antirafficking assemblages commodity activism entrepreneur consumer ...
Book Chapter

By Charles T. Lee
Published: 05 February 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7483-1
... to appropriate economic inclusion. It argues that these practices of calculated abjection signal lessons to transform sex worker rights movements into a fluid constellation of commodity activism that repositions sex workers as simultaneously commodities, entrepreneurs, and consumers. neoliberal abjection...
Published: 26 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374541-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7454-1
... mechanisms through which popular pressure could contain the activities of the political elite. At the same time, it deepened Nigeria’s vulnerability to fluctuations in commodity prices. The decline in the price of oil in 1981 touched off a recurrent fiscal crisis. For a time, oil money had allowed...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375883-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7588-3
... This introduction sets out the key concerns of the book as a whole. It argues that the cross-cultural engagements that were produced by imperial activity initiated significant social and cultural change for indigenous and tribal societies such as Māori. It suggests that the cross-cultural...
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373353-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7335-3
... antineoliberal feminist organizations was rooted in the “shadow commodity chain.” This series of segmented transnational relationships—which linked Northern states, nongovernmental donors, Latin American NGOs, and grassroots social movements—conveyed calculative discourses along with much-needed funds. Unlike...
Published: 05 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7335-3
... that the surprising appearance in the 1990s of market-based practices among antineoliberal feminist organizations was rooted in the “shadow commodity chain.” This series of segmented transnational relationships—which linked Northern states, nongovernmental donors, Latin American NGOs, and grassroots social movements...
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
...Reading This personal essay tells the story of the discovery of reading. It uses A. K. Ramanujan’s short story “Annayya’s Anthropology” and other Indian fiction to discuss books from India and Pakistan as commodities exchanged for wheat from the U.S. under the PL 480 library program...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 08 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
...—that took place between the development of electrical recording in the mid-1920s and the Great Depression of the early 1930s coincided with the first stirrings of anticolonial activism and thought; it also coincided with a wave of primitivism and exoticism among the modernist countercultures of the imperial...
Published: 26 February 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7454-1
... spending cut off from domestic economic activity removed one of the last mechanisms through which popular pressure could contain the activities of the political elite. At the same time, it deepened Nigeria’s vulnerability to fluctuations in commodity prices. The decline in the price of oil in 1981 touched...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373360-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7336-0
..., Stollmeyer made oil boring. emancipation racism asphalt utopianism Trinidad Oil comes packaged in a powerful, increasingly deadly jargon. Petroleum professionals speak of “upstream” and “downstream” as segments of an uninterruptable commodity chain. In so doing, they perpetuate a myth...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-037
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... a decrease in the demand for goods produced in the country, leading to unemployment and the breakdown of domestic trade. This resulted in a decrease in the money supply as well, since foreign commodities had to be paid for with silver. In the face of these “dire consequences” of economic liberalism...