American Value

American Value

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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 that earns money in the US and sends it home. In this work, Pedersen examines this new way of life as it extends across two places: IntipucA¬Ā, a Salvadoran town infamous for its remittance wealth, and the Washington, DC metro area.In 1996, I spoke with this businessman who invited me to share lunch with him and his cousin, who still lived in ... played this role since Sigfredo returned with his picture of the red Ford Mustang convertible. ... Problem. of. Perception. The newspaper article through its picture and text showed not how the conditions of theanbsp;...

Title:American Value
Author:David Pedersen
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2013-01-16


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