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Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... pulled in thousands of indigenous people across the highlands over the course of almost a decade. They had placed their faith in a man who promised them half a million quetzals. Actually an elaborate Ponzi (or pyramid) scheme, he bankrupted families across a wide swathe. Examining Mayan social networks...
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... had pulled in thousands of indigenous people across the highlands over the course of almost a decade. They had placed their faith in a man who promised them half a million quetzals. Actually an elaborate Ponzi (or pyramid) scheme, he bankrupted families across a wide swathe. Examining Mayan social...
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009337-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0933-7
... The Patriarchy Is a Pyramid Scheme reads the hand- painted sign held aloft by the artist and activist Ginger Brooks Takahashi, who stands in front of a densely postered wall at the 2006 New York Art Book Fair (fig- ure E.1). The sign s red letters look fin ger painted and a bit as if they are...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
..., local officials chose to turn a blind eye. As Li Yuanhua (2002) and Kellee Tsai (2002: 120 165) have both shown, these innocuous small- scale credit socie ties that helped ordinary people start up their small businesses were later overtaken by more speculative high- interest pyramid schemes such as...
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By Mayfair Yang
Published: 15 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... fortune- telling; divination Sunan moshi Sunan Model of rural economic development in Jiangsu Province, based on village- and township- owned enterprises taihui elevation society grassroots credit society that engages in risky speculative pyramid schemes taiji quan a system of exercise with...
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By Lisa Björkman
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-425
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
... GLOSSARY Dahi- handi Dahi- handi gets its name from a legend of baby Krishna, who loved milk and yogurt so much that he would try to steal it from people who would hang their supplies high, out of his reach. Young Krishna, the story goes, would reach the pot by building a human pyramid with his friends. In...
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By Cait McKinney
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009337-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0933-7
... Archives, Radical History Review 122 (2015): 25 37. 27. Martin Frické, The Knowledge Pyramid: A Critique of the dikw Hier- archy, Journal of Information Science 35, no. 2 (2008): 131 42; Lisa Gitelman and Virginia Jackson, Introduction, in Raw Data Is an Oxymoron, ed. Lisa Gitelman and Virginia...
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By Nicholas D'Avella
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005117-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0511-7
.... Sick Building Syndrome and the Prob lem of Uncertainty: Envi- ronmental Politics, Technoscience, and Women Workers. Durham, NC: Duke Univer- sity Press. Musaraj, Smoki. 2011. Tales from Albarado: The Materiality of Pyramid Schemes in Postsocialist Albania. Cultural Anthropology 26, no. 1: 84 110...
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By Cait McKinney
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009337-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0933-7
... telephone hotlines, 83 84 paper glut, 126, 243n73 paper movement, 4 5. See also Women in Print Movement paperwork, 75 77, 78, 211 Paperwork Explosion (1967 film), 243n73 pathways, 109 10, 114 16, 138 patriarchy, 17, 19, 120, 163, 164, 207, 242n51 Patriarchy Is a Pyramid Scheme slogan, 205 6, 206, 209 288...
Published: 16 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012641-042
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1264-1
... pyramid style of author- ity. University administration often composed not of typical academics, but those with business or corporate backgrounds preempted many of the decisions faculty used to make. Under a corporate model, the trustees, com- posed of more business leaders than before, select the...
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By Nicholas D'Avella
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005117-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0511-7
... investment and, 64; dreams and, 93; ecol ogy of investments and, 40; economic past and, 64; finance and, 24; knowledge and, 7; money and, 53; numbers and, 69; pesos/U.S. dollars and, 34; pyramid schemes and, 240n6; real estate investment practices and, 24; relationality and, 64; repre sen ta tions vs., 193...
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By Mayfair Yang
Published: 15 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
Published: 13 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005292-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0529-2
... commissions and by recruiting other people to be repre- sentatives within their structuring umbrella. Thus, mlms are like a pyramid scheme, in that the closer someone is to the top of the organ ization, the more money they are likely to make. The further downline a distributor resides, the costlier the...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478008873-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0887-3
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007166-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0716-6
... which are, in turn, embedded in tacit schemes of inter- pretation. . . . They are bodily reactions and they are enabled/restricted by interpretative schemes at the same time (2012, 251).12 emm offers precisely such a scheme of interpretation that enables its followers to engage affec- tively with the...
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By Jie Li
Published: 13 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012764-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1276-4
... for regional redevelopment and rebranding schemes, 34 meanwhile erasing the slow vio lence of their disin- tegration as well as the socialist memories of their workers. Wang Bing s cinematic remediation of the ruination pro cess, however, has entered museums of another kind, as exhibits, installations...
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By Karen Strassler
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005544-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0554-4
... schools, cigarettes, shampoo, skin- lightening creams, upcoming music events, Islamic preschools, and pyramid scheme seminars. Smiling, airbrushed models pictured on giant billboards, some of which spanned the width of the four- lane road, loomed over the cars like happy giants. Alongside expressions of...
Published: 07 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012351-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1235-1
... became rich while others did not. Saturated in the narrative that the end of white supremacy in South Africa would raise all fortunes, those who found their situation unchanged began to suspect that others had mystically stolen it from them, or had discovered secret, magical means to fortune. Pyramid...
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By Nicholas D'Avella
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005117-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0511-7
... 2002, and even less than half by May when the dollar was trading at close to 3 pesos. 2 4 0 N OT E S T O C H A P T E R 1 5 An earlier version of this chapter was developed in D Avella (2014). 6 Smoki Musaraj (2011) has described a similar attentiveness to materiality with re spect to pyramid schemes in...
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By Kajri Jain
Published: 08 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012887-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1288-7
... previous chapters. Similarly ambivalent was Yadav s announcement that he would prioritize metro proj ects in four cities in Uttar Pradesh, as was the announcement by his father, former Chief Minister Mu- layam Singh, of the revival of a scheme for a lion safari park near his constitu- ency, Etawah.4 This...