Introduction (N. Dannhaeuser, C. Werner). Section I. Migration and market opportunities. Overseas contract labor, remittances, and household consumption: A case study from San Fernando City, the Philippines (T.S. Matejowsky). Hawkers and containers in Zarya Vostoka: How 'bizarre' is the Post-Soviet bazaar? (S. Yessenova). Section II. Socioeconomic impacts of the oil market on Gulf Coast communities. Oil and gas in South Louisiana (T.R. Mcguire). Work and change in the Gulf of Mexico offshore petroleum industry (D.E. Austin, T.R. Mcguire, R. Higgins). The footprint of the offshore oil industry on community institutions (K. Coelho). Women's work and lives in offshore oil (D.E. Austin). Section III. Local responses to market liberalization. La Victoria Comprometida: reflections on neoliberalism from a Santiago poblacion J.L. Finn). The movement for an economy of solidarity: Urban agriculture and local exchange trading systems in Quebec (M. Boulianne). Domestic labor in globalized Tepoztlan: from a gendered labor process standpoint (S. Perutz). Section IV. Negotiating values in the market. Big money, new money, and ATMs: valuing Vietnamese currency in Ho Chi Minh City (A. Truitt). The political economy of tradition: Sponsoring and incorporating the Caribs of Trinidad and Tobago (M.C. Forte). Costs of knowledge: The economic underpinnings of spiritual relations in Islam in Niger (N. Butler).