Direct Sales and Direct Faith in Latin America (Contemporary by P. Cahn

By P. Cahn

Considering 1990, direct revenues have attracted over million recruits in Mexico and are characterised by means of a trust within the strength of optimistic pondering. via an ethnographic portrait, Peter S. Cahn demonstrates that the quasi-religious fee of self-empowerment bills for the explosive progress of commission-based revenues within the constructing global.

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In her family life as well as her career, she would have to be independent of the government, a boss, or a husband. Years later, in her twenties, when she was working full-time as an Omnilife distributor, Luisa gave an in-home demonstration of the vitamin products and recognized her former adopted son among the extended family of the host. As soon as the meeting ended, Luisa took the boy out to buy him clothes, but when she returned him to his mother, the woman repeated her desire that Luisa not have contact with him.

Legal problems also weakened Omnitrition’s public image. S. indd 37 3/24/2011 1:16:11 PM 38 D I R E C T S A L E S I N L AT I N A M E R I C A Fobair and Roger Daley alleging that the company operated an illegal pyramid scheme (Richards 1992). A 1979 Federal Trade Commission case established that direct sales companies did not violate laws against pyramid schemes if they enacted rules requiring the distribution of physical products (Garmisa 1996). In 1994, Rubin died from injuries sustained in a car accident and Jim Fobair left Omnitrition to establish a rival company, but the case against the company continued.

On the surface, Luisa’s involvement in Omnilife seems to support that. Her lifestyle and appearance could not be more different from the Reformation Calvinists or the anorexics that Annis described. She wears designer clothes, drives a late-model imported car, and indulges in regular manicures. She rejects the idea of predestination. Yet, participation in Omnilife for her is not strictly an economic decision. A calling to rewrite her life’s story and to help others do the same motivates her to stick with the company.

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