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Samuel Martinez's Decency and Excess: Global Aspirations and Material PDF

By Samuel Martinez

ISBN-10: 159451187X

ISBN-13: 9781594511875

ISBN-10: 1594511888

ISBN-13: 9781594511882

in response to periodic ethnographic fieldwork over a span of fifteen years, Martinez exhibits how impoverished plantation dwellers locate methods of dealing with the alienation that might be anticipated whereas laboring to supply items for the richer international locations. regardless of dwelling in dire poverty, those employees dwell in a completely commodified social surroundings. Ritual, eroticism, digital media, loved ones adornment, payday-weekend "binging" are methods even chronically negative plantation citizens dream past truth. but plantation citizens' efforts to stay decently and get away from the lifeless hand of necessity additionally deepen latest divisions of ethnic id and standing. because the divide among "haves" and "have-nots" worsens due to neoliberal reform and the decline of sugar in overseas markets, this e-book unearths on an intensely human scale the coarsening of the social textile of this and different groups of the world's poorer nations.

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