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Published: 21 April 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7321-6
...Investable Life Arc III traces the rise of “invest in a girl” campaigns in the 1990s and the gendering of human capital approaches to the value of life. It shows how the thick archive of postcolonial data produced by family planning was reworked to calculate that educating girls was more...
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By Michelle Murphy
Published: 21 April 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7321-6
... human capital girls data financialization investable life ...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
... entangled and equally invested in human and nonhuman life and death. Focused on the geopolitics of war, this chapter approaches the insect as dispositif and in so doing raises questions about the plasticity of plasticity and its ethical possibilities. entomology war biopolitics insects Bergson...
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373124-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7312-4
... balikbayans invest, rebuild, and resettle are often unremarkable, in contrast to the “remittance landscapes” transformed by money sent home by transnational migrants. Balikbayans remake their homes and lives from a particular nostalgia for their childhoods in the Philippines. At the same time, they merge...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 22 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374190-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7419-0
... possibility opened up by the incursion of biotechnologies. It explores the prolificity of excess that is unleashed when the scope of intervention is not capped by reference to what is naturally given. Although bodies occupy a prominent place in Brazilian social life, they are not imagined as fixed...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-040
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... as the early republican state’s debased silver currency (moneda feble) , a monetary policy that sought to protect domestic production and foment internal trade. Aramayo was an audacious entrepreneur, and his risky investments left him at the end of his life, in Paris, with more debt than fortune, although his...
Series: a Camera Obscura Book
Published: 19 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373100-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7310-0
... by a Katrina survivor. The author argues that participatory media extends the predatory cultural logic of disaster capitalism when it enlists disaster victims to supply the unmediated contact with imperiled life (“bare liveness”) that televised catastrophe performs but fails to deliver. The chapter concludes...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... that Indian IT workers experience in the office by doing affective unwork, by loosening the investment in work. Gifts do the affective work of reinforcing cognitive economies by extending care across distance through significant objects (such as diaper bags and clothing for children). Such gifts make coding...
Series: Latin America Otherwise
Published: 10 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374923-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7492-3
.... Moreover, the tripling of trade and the quadrupling of foreign direct investment in both directions makes it much easier for cartels to move their product and launder money. But it is the escalation of the war on drugs that led to the increase in violence along the border. Once again the United States...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-117
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
.... By this time, migrants were sending over $1 billion home to Bolivia, making this one of the country’s most important sources of revenue. In 2005, remittances were worth 87 percent of the value of hydrocarbons and more than the combined value of all direct foreign investment. The following radio advertisement...
Published: 01 October 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9423-5
...Technological Investments<subtitle>Temporality, Media, and Methodologies</subtitle> ...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-037
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... internal trade. Aramayo was an audacious entrepreneur, and his risky investments left him at the end of his life, in Paris, with more debt than fortune, although his offspring would maintain the family’s prominence in the mining industry. On seizing state power in 1864, General Mariano Melgarejo...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-110
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... of all direct foreign investment. The following radio advertisement for a Cochabamba travel agency reflects the long-term phenomenon of working-class Bolivians traveling abroad in search of a better life and the ability to financially support family members facing trying economic conditions at home...
Published: 21 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373216-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7321-6
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By Sareeta Amrute
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... and a middle-class imaginary of a good life. eros leisure time cognitive work neoliberalism Indian software engineers This chapter analyzes two ways that Indian programmers materialize cognitive work—telling jokes and giving gifts. Though much anthropological attention has focused recently...
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By Eric J. Pido
Published: 05 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7312-4
... their childhood must be reconciled with the habitus adopted while living in the United States. The neighborhoods where balikbayans invest, rebuild, and resettle are often unremarkable, in contrast to the “remittance landscapes” transformed by money sent home by transnational migrants. Balikbayans remake...
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By Ralph Snyderman
Published: 14 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7393-3
...The Journey Dr. Ralph Snyderman provides a brief, biographic chapter on his childhood and years of study. He describes his life in Brooklyn, NY, and his ancestry from the Ukraine. His university years and course of study in medical school are described. Last, he provides an outline of his...
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... argued that, as illustrated by a March 30, 1976, decision to “smash” enemies, the power to execute was invested in four offices, including the Democratic Kampuchea Party Center, not S-21. At this time, the prison population began to change, with suspect Khmer Rouge, sometimes high-ranking, passing...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-047
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... and 1837, reflect southern Peru’s participation in the alliance under the authority of Santa Cruz and announce the full consolidation of the confederate pact. Once the new nation was opened up for foreign curiosity and investment, a stream of travelers began to flow through. The scientific traveler...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-136
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... divests itself of complete internal sovereignty by recognizing autonomous “nations” within its border and investing them with jurisdictional power that is meant to be coequal to that of the state in certain areas. For example, under the new constitution, the legal system of the state and the legal system...