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By Johannes Wilm

Johannes Wilm, an organizer and activist from Oslo, Norway, is going off to stay in and examine Douglas, AZ, a border city to Mexico, for part a yr. first and foremost sight, Douglas appears like not anything yet a run down corporation city - after the Phelps circumvent smelter left within the Eighties. curiously although, Wilm discovers that outdated modes of social stratification disappeared including the roles. This booklet needs to be noticeable as a tribute to the revolutionary aspects of the lumpenproletariat. "This is a good written, experience-near ethnography of marginality in each experience of the note: Douglas is actually at the margins among the us and Mexico, it truly is geographically marginal, economically marginal and culturally marginal within the US context. Wilm weaves a powerful and compelling photograph of the precarious, reckless and infrequently paradoxical lives led via humans in Douglas." -Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Professor of Social Anthropology (Oslo/Amsterdam)

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