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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 593–616.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anthony W. Fontes Extortion is the most common of crimes in Central America today and the most despised. As a growing criminal phenomenon, it exemplifies trends prevalent across post–Cold War Latin America as well as other parts of the world. In many societies, the “democratic wave” and the triumph...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 67–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Kevin Lewis O'Neill Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is a transnational criminal network that originated among Central American immigrants in Los Angeles during the gang wars of the 1980s. Since then U.S. deportation policies have transported MS-13 back to (and helped it expand in) Central America...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 47–70.
Published: 01 January 2022
... frameworks from Marxist political economy and disability studies with work on migration and the history of US influence within Central America. In my view, risk becomes the principal modality of this complex of relations. We might note continuities between Marxist theories about structural risk...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 493–514.
Published: 01 September 2017
... for the United States passed through Guatemala, while the rest sailed across the Caribbean ( Gootenberg 2009) . The numbers then flipped. By 2011, hugely militarized maritime blockades prompted traffickers to make Central America their principal transit route. Today planes, boats, and submarines ferry some 80...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 483–508.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... The message articulated as Christian obligation the precise tactical blueprint that would make possible the company’s industrial growth in the era of US transnational expansion. The phenomenon was not isolated to Coca-Cola. In Central America, the United Fruit Company established a racially stratified...
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Public Culture (1989) 2 (1): 136–144.
Published: 01 January 1989
... programs to Central America, Ecuador, and Uruguay (ZnternationuZ TV & Video Guide 1985). Although the actual percentages are not presently available, programs from India, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, as well as Japan, are widely shown throughout Asia. There has also been an increase...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2016
... University Press . LaFeber Walter . 1967 . America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945–1966 . New York : Wiley . LaFeber Walter . 1983 . Inevitable Revolutions: The United States in Central America . New York : Norton . Lasch Christopher . 1965 . The New Radicalism in America...
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Public Culture (1989) 1 (2): 107–119.
Published: 01 May 1989
...; ethnicity; inner-city ethnography; Central America. RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS: "Conjugated Oppres- sion: Class and Ethnicity among Guaymi and Kuna Banana Workers," American Ethnologist 15, 2 328-348. "The Black Diaspora in Costa Rica: Upward Mobility and Ethnic Discrimination," Nieuwe...
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Public Culture (1988) 1 (1): 58–61.
Published: 01 January 1988
...-vegetable or fresh-pepper relishes in the glass case, I remembered that this was absolutely my first time in Central America, my first time in the land laid waste by Cort6s and his successors. The girls were Chinese-looking, but they were not Chinese. That half familiarity made them very strange...
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Public Culture (1997) 10 (1): 193–199.
Published: 01 January 1997
... 22, Ms. Gifford vowed to open twenty-four “assembly plants” to independent inspection: she assumed that all sweatshops are in far-off and unknown Central America. The Daily News (New York) then announced the existence of Seo Fashions...
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Public Culture (1998) 10 (3): 577–607.
Published: 01 September 1998
... and Central America (GAO 1992, 15). This shift had two important consequences. First, most undocu- mented Mexicans have no viable asylum claim to stay in the United States once they have been apprehended. Second, Mexicans intent on remaining...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 453–459.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., the revolutionary inspiration that liberation theology once gave certain oppressed societies in Central America or, for that matter, the inarguable power that Islam holds for certain insurgent com- munities in Iraq today. But as I have said several times, this does not mean that, come postinsurgency time...
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Public Culture (1991) 4 (1): 71–88.
Published: 01 January 1991
... a man he’d taught in Guatemala (Cooper teaches wealthy men and women throughout Mexico, Central, and Latin America as part of his contribution to the war against communism, what he calls “World War HI This man was kidnapped in an urban parking building by several men armed with submachine guns...
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Public Culture (1991) 3 (2): 71–92.
Published: 01 May 1991
... Ellis Island in New York, and migration is seen as having progressed from the East westward. Among the missing narratives are the experiences of Asian immigrants on the West Coast, and their migrations eastwar& the movements of Black and Hispanic immigrants from South and Central America...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 327–348.
Published: 01 May 2020
... en la sub-región México-Centroamérica” (“The Diffusion and Containment of Organized Crime in the Subregion of Mexico–Central America”) . In La diáspora criminal: La difusión transnacional del crimen organizado y cómo contener su expansión (The Criminal Diaspora: The Transnational Diffusion...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 January 2018
... sounded dumbfounded: “In that moment, I felt like a stowaway on my own ship.” Captivity is constant across such varied contexts as Pentecostalism and piracy, Central America and Somalia, and it here provides a provocation. Despite the number of people held at this very moment inside prisons, detention...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 323–341.
Published: 01 May 2019
... is not unique to Jamaica. For instance, it was Marcus Garvey’s travels to Central America and the United Kingdom in the early 1900s that activated his racial consciousness and led to the formation of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and the African Communities League on the island. Interviews...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 269–292.
Published: 01 May 2009
... exorbitant interest rates. In 2008 the average Kiva loan charged an interest rate of 22.65 percent, while average local money lender interest rates were listed as 84.77 percent.) The entrepreneurs featured on the site are primarily from Africa, South and Central America, and the former Soviet republics...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 281–300.
Published: 01 May 2006
... contested today Religious Mobilizations because some of the conditions of this religion are now being challenged, but there is no doubt that Bellah has captured something essential about American society, both at its inception and for about two centuries thereafter. The fundamental idea that America...
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Public Culture (1997) 10 (1): 169–189.
Published: 01 January 1997
... In the incendiary lynch-mob atmosphere that has accompanied these events —from New York and Bradford to Hebron and Teheran—the powerful central motif of Rushdie’s book has been somewhat lost, which is a shame. Rushdie’s tale of Mahound offers...