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Author Mathew, Johan, author.

Title Margins of the market : trafficking and capitalism across the Arabian Sea / Johan Mathew.

Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xv, 248 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series The California World History Library ; 24
California world history library ; 24.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Commoditizing transport -- Trafficking labor -- Disarming commerce -- Neutralizing money -- Valorizing markets.
Summary "What is the relationship between trafficking and free trade? Is trafficking the perfection or a perversion of free trade? Trafficking occurs thousands of times each day at borders throughout the world, yet we've come to perceive it as something quite extraordinary. How did this happen, and what role does trafficking play in capitalism? To answer these questions, Johan Mathew traces the hidden networks that operated across the Arabian Sea in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Following the entangled history of trafficking and capitalism, he explores how the Arabian Sea reveals the gaps that haunt political borders and undermine economic models. Ultimately, he shows how capitalism around the Arabian Sea was forged at the margins of the free market, where governments intervened and traffickers turned a profit."--Provided by publisher.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Smuggling -- Arabian Sea.
Capitalism -- Arabian Sea -- History -- 19th century.
Capitalism -- Arabian Sea -- History -- 20th century.
Free trade -- Arabian Sea -- History -- 19th century.
Free trade -- Arabian Sea -- History -- 20th century.
Human smuggling -- Arabian Sea.
Slave trade -- Arabian Sea -- History.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780520963429 (electronic book)
0520963423 (electronic book)