The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues

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  1. Distant Companions
    Distant Companions tells the fascinating story of the lives and times of domestic servants and their employers in Zambia from the beginning of white settlement during the colonial period until after independence. Emphasizing the... Learn More
    Published: 23rd January 1989
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  2. Creativity/Anthropology
    Creativity and play erupt in the most solemn of everyday worlds as individuals reshape traditional forms in the light of changing historical circumstances. In this lively volume, fourteen distinguished anthropologists explore... Learn More
    Published: 18th June 1993
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  3. Lesbian Mothers
    Within a society that long considered "lesbian motherhood" a contradiction in terms, what were the experiences of lesbian mothers at the end of the twentieth century? In this illuminating book, lesbian mothers tell their stories... Learn More
    Published: 18th May 1993
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  4. Chinatown No More
    By focusing on the social and cultural life of post-1965 Taiwan immigrants in Queens, New York, this book shifts Chinese American studies from ethnic enclaves to the diverse multiethnic neighborhoods of Flushing and Elmhurst.... Learn More
    Published: 9th June 1992
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  5. Rum and Axes
    Janet Siskind goes back to the beginnings of industrial capitalism in the United States to better understand the formation of the country's capitalist culture. She studies the papers and letters of three generations of the Watkinson... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2001
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  6. Reckoning with Homelessness
    Kim Hopper has dedicated his career to trying to address the problem of homelessness in the United States. In this powerful book, he draws upon his dual strengths as anthropologist and advocate to provide a deeper understanding... Learn More
    Published: 5th December 2002
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  7. Becoming American, Being Indian
    Since the 1960s the number of Indian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States has grown dramatically. During the same period, the make-up of this community has also changed—the highly educated professional... Learn More
    Published: 30th October 2002
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  8. Hispanas de Queens
    What happens when persons of several Latin American national groups reside in the same neighborhood— Milagros Ricourt and Ruby Danta consider the stories of women of different nationalities—Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian,... Learn More
    Published: 16th October 2002
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  9. Wanderings
    In one of the first books devoted to the experience of Sudanese immigrants and exiles in the United States, Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf places her community into context, showing its increasing historical and political...... Learn More
    Published: 23rd August 2002
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  10. Brokered Homeland
    Faced with an aging workforce, Japanese firms are hiring foreign workers in ever-increasing numbers. In 1990 Japan's government began encouraging the migration of Nikkeijin (overseas Japanese) who are presumed to assimilate more... Learn More
    Published: 11th July 2002
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  11. Diamond Stories
    Sequestered within the heart of a cosmopolitan city is an exotic world—a place where diamonds, astronomically priced, are bought and sold on the strength of a handshake, and business disputes are resolved according to ancient... Learn More
    Published: 7th May 2002
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  12. Medicalizing Ethnicity
    In Medicalizing Ethnicity, Vilma Santiago-Irizarry shows how commendable intentions can produce unintended consequences. Santiago-Irizarry conducted ethnographic fieldwork in three bilingual, bicultural psychiatric programs for... Learn More
    Published: 2nd August 2001
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  13. Generations in Touch
    A dilemma long faced by western societies—how to bring the generations together—is also of growing concern in the east. In Japan, where, until recently, the extended family often lived under the same roof, social programs... Learn More
    Published: 20th March 2001
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  14. Antler on the Sea
    Anna M. Kerttula, an anthropologist, offers a vivid portrayal of life in Sireniki, a Siberian village on the Bering Sea. Once a traditional Yup'ik community, it was by the final years of the Soviet Empire home to three cultural... Learn More
    Published: 26th October 2000
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  15. Ginseng and Aspirin
    Navigating the maze of modern American health care is rarely easy; those who enter it are confronted with a dizzying array of specialists, practitioners, and clinics from which to choose, and are forced to make decisions regarding... Learn More
    Published: 21st June 2000
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  16. The Future of Us All
    Before the next century is out, Americans of African, Asian, and Latin American ancestry will outnumber those of European origin. In the Elmhurst-Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City, the transition occurred during the... Learn More
    Published: 24th September 1998
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