The Resource Contraband corridor : making a living at the Mexico--Guatemala border, Rebecca Berke Galemba, (ebook)

Contraband corridor : making a living at the Mexico--Guatemala border, Rebecca Berke Galemba, (ebook)

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Contraband corridor : making a living at the Mexico--Guatemala border
Title
Contraband corridor
Title remainder
making a living at the Mexico--Guatemala border
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Berke Galemba
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Language
eng
Summary
The Mexico-Guatemala border has emerged as a geopolitical hotspot of illicit flows of both goods and people. Contraband Corridor seeks to understand the border from the perspective of its long-term inhabitants, including petty smugglers of corn, clothing, and coffee. Challenging assumptions regarding security, trade, and illegality, Rebecca Berke Galemba details how these residents engage in and justify extralegal practices in the context of heightened border security, restricted economic opportunities, and exclusionary trade policies. Rather than assuming that extralegal activities necessarily threaten the state and formal economy, Galemba's ethnography illustrates the complex ways that the formal, informal, legal, and illegal economies intertwine. Smuggling basic commodities across the border provides a means for borderland peasants to make a living while neoliberal economic policies decimate agricultural livelihoods. Yet smuggling also exacerbates prevailing inequalities, obstructs the possibility of more substantive political and economic change, and provides low-risk economic benefits to businesses, state agents, and other illicit actors, often at the expense of border residents. Galemba argues that securitized neoliberalism values certain economic activities and actors while excluding and criminalizing others, even when the informal and illicit economy is increasingly one of the poor's only remaining options. Contraband Corridor contends that security, neoliberalism, and illegality are interdependent in complex ways, yet how they unfold depends on negotiations between diverse border actors
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1981-
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Galemba, Rebecca B.
Dewey number
364.1/33609727
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Smuggling
  • Electronic books
  • Mexican-Guatemalan Border Region
  • Border security
  • Borderlands
  • Borderlands
Target audience
adult
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Contraband corridor : making a living at the Mexico--Guatemala border, Rebecca Berke Galemba, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781503603998
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT11981201
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remote
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11981201
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MWT11981201
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Contraband corridor : making a living at the Mexico--Guatemala border, Rebecca Berke Galemba, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781503603998
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11981201
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11981201
System control number
MWT11981201
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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