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In And Out Of Morocco: Smuggling and Migration in a Frontier Boomtown

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Every summer for almost forty years, tens of thousands of Moroccan emigrants from as far away as Norway and Germany have descended on the duty-free smugglers' cove/migrant frontier boomtown of Nador, Morocco. David McMurray investigates the local effects of the multiple linkages between Nador and international commodity circuits, and analyzes the profound effect on everyda ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published June 26th 2001 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published 2000)
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Jan 15, 2014 Danielle Kim rated it liked it
Crazy how many social experiences in 1980s Morocco shared commonalities with American experiences (e.g. tensions between country/city and new money/old money). A great localized study of the impacts of mobility and early globalization. I found the second half to be more interesting than the first.

Picking this back up was a great reminder of the benefits of taking a bird’s-eye view on my own life. Acknowledging that I am a pawn in a complex system who often unknowingly reinforces this system wit
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