By Wendy Griswold
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A reading class has a stable set of characteristics that include its human capital (education), its economic capital (wealth, income, occupational positions), its social capital (networks of personal connections), its demographic characteristics (gender, age, religion, ethnic composition), and—the defining and non-economic characteristic—its cultural practices. A reading class is not the same thing as a reading culture. A reading class is a social formation, while a reading culture is a society where reading is expected, valued, and common.
Other locals include a tree pruner and his wife, various construction workers, and peasants. At one point the sergeant-major remarks that Sicilians 20. Hamsun (1859–1952) spent most of his youth in Hamarøy, Nordland, roughly 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle. After much traveling and living various places, including in Chicago, North Dakota, and Minneapolis in the United States, in Finland, in Copenhagen, and in Oslo, Hamsun returned to a Nordland farm in 1911. He published Markens Grøde (The Growth of the Soil ), which was set in this region, in 1917.
S. Attorney 32 Chapter One announces that the case may have “international implications,” thus falling under the jurisdictions of the DEA and FBI. Houseman thinks: “Now, that was bad news. Both agencies having jurisdiction, I mean. DEA and FBI had been competing for the spotlight and the money from the Federal Drug Czar’s office for years. Competition in an investigation wasn’t a good idea, and I began to get a bit more leery of the whole task force business. Somebody up the line was going to bump the locals right out of business.