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Money Has No Smell: The Africanization of New York City

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In February 1999 the tragic New York City police shooting of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed street vendor from Guinea, brought into focus the existence of West African merchants in urban America. In Money Has No Smell, Paul Stoller offers us a more complete portrait of the complex lives of West African immigrants like Diallo, a portrait based on years of research Stoller conducted on the streets of New York City during the 1990s. Blending fascinating ethnographic description with incisive social analysis, Stoller shows how these savvy West African entrepreneurs have built cohesive and effective multinational trading networks, in part through selling a simulated Africa to African Americans. These and other networks set up by the traders, along with their faith as devout Muslims, help them cope with the formidable state regulations and personal challenges they face in America. As Stoller demonstrates, the stories of these West African traders illustrate and illuminate ongoing debates about globalization, the informal economy, and the changing nature of American communities.

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Paul Stoller is a professor of anthropology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He is the

Table of Contents

Prologue: Money Has No Smell

1. A Slow Afternoon at the Harlem Market

2. Urban Intersections/Existential Crossroads

3. The Way of the Jaguar

4. African/Asian/Uptown/Downtown

5. Afrocentric Marketing

6. Regulating Urban Life

7. The Spatial Politics of African Trading in Harlem

8. City Life

Epilogue: Issifi's Path

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226775265
Subtitle:
The Africanization of New York City
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Stoller, Paul
Author:
Stoller Paul
Subject:
Commerce
Subject:
Muslims
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
West Africans
Subject:
Street vendors
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Transnationalism
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Social conditions.
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Ethnic relations.
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020415
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
222

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History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General

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