Contemporary credit and finance systems are ensnaring Mayas in Mexico and Guatemala in predatory practices that are being met by Mayas with forms of resistance that are both new and old.
Succeeding as a venture capitalist can be the result of carefully researching startup companies and experience in the financial markets, but venture capitalists admit that it can also be about being lucky.
The theft of immigrant workers’ wages is a growing problem in the United States.
In France, government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic inspire conspiracy theories and social confinement is perceived as capitalism’s threat to French society.
What anthropologists glean from policy makers’ statements about globalization and development can be very different from what most voters hear.
Former white and middle-class cocaine and cannabis dealers talk about their often contradictory “careers in dope.”
When the Oaxaca Guerreros Baseball players take the field from April to August, fans are likely to be indulging in tasty concession food. The familiar faces and voices of dozens of hard working food vendors are an integral part of the Guerreros baseball community and experience in the city of Oaxaca de Juárez.
The walls lining the Quetzaltenango’s cobblestone streets are full of entrepreneurial ghosts—the remnants of shuttered businesses.