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Teetering on the Rim
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1. Introduction 1 Ruptures 2. City of the Future 3. Adjusting Poverty 4. Miners and the Politics of Revanchism 5. School Discipline 6. The Military and Daily Life 2 Reconfigurations 7. Power Lines 8. Global Connections 9. El Alto, the State, and the Capitalist Imperium

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Focusing on an impoverished city on the periphery of La Paz, the Bolivian capital, Gill examines the ways in which neoliberal policies reorder social relations among poor men and women-and between them and the state.

About the Author

Lesley Gill is an associate professor of anthropology at the American University. She has written two other books based on her fieldwork in Bolivia, where she has been conducting research since 1980: Peasants, Entrepreneurs, and Social Change: Frontier Development in Lowland Bolivia, which received an Outstanding Academic Book Award by Choice, and Precarious Dependencies: Gender, Class, and Domestic Service in Bolivia.

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"The volume is representative of a broad literature, primarily within economics." -- Albert Berry, "Latin American Research Review"

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