Introduction: The force of a thousand nightmares

Micaela di Leonardo*, Jeff Maskovsky

*Corresponding author for this work

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This Introduction provides a thematic overview of this special issue. It draws attention to the multiplicity of forces that produce new and complicated forms of oppression and exploitation in post-Cold War, post-9/11 America and provides brief descriptions of the articles collected here, highlighting their contributions to Americanist critical theory and ethnography and anthropology in general.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006


  • Inequality
  • Insecurity
  • Political economy
  • United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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