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~FREE DOWNLOAD ♫ Money Has No Smell: The Africanization of New York City ♍ In FebruaryThe Tragic New York City Police Shooting Of Amadou Diallo, An Unarmed Street Vendor From Guinea, Brought Into Focus The Existence Of West African Merchants In Urban America In Money Has No Smell, Paul Stoller Offers Us A Complete Portrait Of The Complex Lives Of West African Immigrants Like Diallo, A Portrait Based On Years Of Research Stoller Conducted On The Streets Of New York City During The SBlending Fascinating Ethnographic Description With Incisive Social Analysis, Stoller Shows How These Savvy West African Entrepreneurs Have Built Cohesive And Effective Multinational Trading Networks, In Part Through Selling A Simulated Africa To African Americans These And Other Networks Set Up By The Traders, Along With Their Faith As Devout Muslims, Help Them Cope With The Formidable State Regulations And Personal Challenges They Face In America As Stoller Demonstrates, The Stories Of These West African Traders Illustrate And Illuminate Ongoing Debates About Globalization, The Informal Economy, And The Changing Nature Of American Communities for lovers of african cultureenjoy A fascinating, but often repetitive account of West African merchants in New York City and the intersection of their home culture, language, customs, and religion with American ness For Africa philes, or anyone who has lived in West Africa I have or New York City I haven t , this book is a good read. I had to read this for a cultural anthropology class It isnt the type of book I would read on my own, but it was interesting I was disappointed in this book There could have been so muchbut in the end it seemed that it just went into circles, small circles at that. An anthropologist embeds himself in the community of West African traders street vendors operating in NY in the 1990 s and documents their lives, businesses, relationships, and networks This is one of the better social science works I ve read about African immigrants in America, largely because of the depth and texture of observation I thought some of the theoretical framework fell flat I m not sure there s any real value in using Baudrillard to explain how African vendors simulate African ness for African American customers or how selling knock off apparel and bootleg videos works Some of the descriptions of immigration law are wrong and probably would have been best omitted And I thought Stoller forced the cultural continuity argument a bit yes, many of the Fulani and Hausa vendors come from family traditions of trading and selling in African markets, but Stoller doesn t address the many street vendors who were middle class professionals in Africa and have reinvented themselves in the US due to labor market conditions And make no mistake, despite some of the cover blurbs, this is a book about street vendors, not African immigrants in general there are, for example, virtually no women present.But that specificity is precisely what makes this book interesting and useful The book s account of the fight in the 1990 s between the vendors and Giuliani about shutting down the 125th Street African market and relocating it to 116th Street where it is now , is an important piece of NY s urban history, as seen by some of its participants And I really appreciated how Stoller depicted the intricacy of the family, personal, and business networks of West African vendors, demonstrating the complex transactions behind something as simple as a West African man selling shea butter or CDs on the street.