The Modernity Bluff

The Modernity Bluff

Crime, Consumption, and Citizenship in Căote D'Ivoire

eBook - 2012
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In Căote d'Ivoire, appearing modern is so important for success that many young men deplete their already meager resources to project an illusion of wealth in a fantastic display of Western imitation, spending far more than they can afford on brand name clothing, accessories, technology, and a robust nightlife. Such imitation, however, is not primarily meant to deceive--rather, as Sasha Newell argues in The Modernity Bluff, it is an explicit performance so valued in Căote d'Ivoire it has become a matter of national pride. Called bluffeurs, these young urban men operate in a system of cultural eco.
Publisher: Chicago : London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780226575216
0226575217
9781280699689
128069968X
9780226575193
0226575195
9780226575209
0226575209
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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