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American value : migrants, money, and meaning in El Salvador and the United States

Author: David Pedersen
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2013]
Series: Chicago studies in practices of meaning.
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"Over the past half-century, El Salvador has transformed dramatically. Historically reliant on primary exports like coffee and cotton, the country emerged from a brutal civil war in 1992 to find much of its national income now coming from a massive emigrant workforce--over a quarter of its population--that earns money in the United States and sends it home. In American Value, David Pedersen examines this new way of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Pedersen
ISBN: 9780226653396 0226653390 9780226653402 0226653404
OCLC Number: 783150174
Description: xx, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Roadmap for Remittances --
PART I: Brushing against the Golden Grain. Melting Fields of Snow ; The Intrusion of Uncomfortable Wars, Illegals, and Remittances. --
PART II: The Wealth of Pueblos. Immigrant Entrepreneurship. --
PART III: Welcome to Intipucá City. The World in a Park ; Options and Models for the Future ; Conclusion.
Series Title: Chicago studies in practices of meaning.
Responsibility: David Pedersen.

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