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The Cash Ceiling

Nicholas Carnes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why are Americans governed by the rich? Millionaires make up only three percent of the public but control all three branches of the federal government. How did this happen? What stops lower-income ... More


A Geography of Somewhere

John Scott Watson

in Prairie Crossing: Creating an American Conservation Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039867
eISBN:
9780252097973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039867.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the goal of Prairie Crossing: to create a geography of somewhere, a place where residents would feel invested enough to volunteer their time to create genuine community. It ... More


New Imperialism and Domestic Agitations

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explains how five governors ruled British Guiana between 1900 and 1920, and how the responses of these proconsuls to the colony's complex set of challenges influenced Guyana's economic, ... More


Boom and Bust, Revival and Renewal

Naomi Haynes

in Moving by the Spirit: Pentecostal Social Life on the Zambian Copperbelt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520294240
eISBN:
9780520967434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294240.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides the ethnographic background for the rest of this book. It begins by responding to James Ferguson's (1999) well-known study of Kitwe, which portrayed the Copperbelt as a place of ... More


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