On the margins : U.S. Americans in a border town to Mexico by Johannes Wilm

By Johannes Wilm

Johannes Wilm, organizer, activist and social anthropologist from Oslo, Norway, is going off to dwell in and learn Douglas, AZ, a border city to Mexico, for part a yr. in the beginning sight, Douglas appears like not anything greater than a run down corporation city -- after the Phelps evade smelter left within the Nineteen Eighties. apparently notwithstanding, Wilm discovers that outdated modes of social stratification disappeared including the roles. He appears at Read more...

summary: Johannes Wilm, organizer, activist and social anthropologist from Oslo, Norway, is going off to dwell in and research Douglas, AZ, a border city to Mexico, for part a 12 months. firstly sight, Douglas feels like not anything greater than a run down corporation city -- after the Phelps sidestep smelter left within the Eighties. apparently even though, Wilm discovers that previous modes of social stratification disappeared including the roles. He appears on the a part of the inhabitants that's such a lot attached to the USA, and its view of the U.S.. Is the us a protector opposed to the bad lots which are streaming in from Mexico? Or is the USA a central authority and social constitution that makes a decision upon neighborhood issues from some distance, far-off? Wilm claims that "this e-book needs to be obvious as a tribute to the revolutionary facets of what Karl Marx termed the 'lumpenproletariat'."

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Books are ordered from the library, and the library has a policy of ordering based on the requests of the library patrons. But the privilege to do this is not used very consistently by all members of society. Shortly after I have moved to Todd’s house, I once walk down the road toward El Espejo with Bruce as Bicycle Peter, an old Anglo man who has been living in the area for quite a while, rides by on his bike. He stops and hands Bruce a book that he had fastened to the back of his bike. One person requests the book, so the library has purchased it, and then that same person checks it out.

45 46 Money income can be distinguished from one another, but only to a certain degree due to the high unemployment rate. It is therefore not so important which class definition we use on distinct individuals in this case, since the classes overlap quite a bit. Regarding the issue of the informants’ belief in money and its value, my aim is to be able to see in which ways my informants define the limits of the exchange networks they are a part of. In this chapter, I choose to take exchange networks to mean independently working economic entities — a kind of community that is not only based on whom the individuals enjoy being around, but also on the interdependencies between individuals.

44 Places Second Chapter Money — Structural Networks of Dependency The people of Douglas who I am examining have widely varying backgrounds. S. has. The different backgrounds also come with different economic situations, as I will try to present here. The economic situations can be divided into two issues: the issue of how much money that each one has coming in every month and how they spend it, and the issue of how each person conceptualizes money. Regarding access to money and how people acquire it, we should be able to observe differences of class — which will allow us to see how large the production network they are involved in is.

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