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Acknowledgments Preface NATIONAL 1. The War Orphan 2. The Bombed-Out Shop 3. Coconuts and Cigarettes: Some Definitions 4. The Gov'nor's Red Tractors 5. Military Takeovers (Or, How to Own a Country) 6. The Untold Story of the Amputees 7. Robber Barons INTERNATIONAL 8. The Border Post--a Billion-Dollar Truck Stop (Going International) 9. Romancing the Stone: Borders and Businesspeople 10. The Washing Machine: Laundering, Part One GLOBAL 11. Diamonds and Fish: Going Global 12. Ports 13. Drugs 14. The Culture of Criminals 15. The Culture of Cops 16. The World-Port 17. The Investment Machine: Laundering, Part Two 18. Human Cargo HOME 19. Post-Terror: Creating (the Illusion of) Security 20. Conclusion Notes References Index

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Carolyn Nordstrom is Professor of Anthropology at Notre Dame and author of several books including Shadows of War: Violence, Power, and International Profiteering in the Twenty-First Century and Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Culture, both from UC Press; and A Different Kind of War Story.


"An ethnographically rich, peopled account of the global economy." -- Tim Hall Times Higher Education

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