The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues

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  1. Women's Work and Chicano Families
    At the time Women’s Work and Chicano Families: Cannery Workers of the Santa Clara Valley was published, little research had been done on the relationship between the wage labor and household labor of Mexican American women.... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2018
    Paperback | £9.99
  2. 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: 15th August 2018
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  3. Chinese Working-Class Lives
    Taiwan’s working class has been shaped by Chinese tradition, by colonialism, and by rapid industrialization. This book defines that class, explores that history, and presents with sensitive honesty the life experiences of some... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2018
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  4. Nuclear Summer
    When thousands of women gathered in 1983 to protest the stockpiling of nuclear weapons at a rural upstate New York military depot, the area was shaken by their actions. What so disturbed residents that they organized counterdemonstrations,... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2018
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  5. Lord I'm Coming Home
    Lord I'm Coming Home focuses on a small, white, rural fishing community on the southern reaches of the Great Dismal Swamp in North Carolina. By means of a new kind of anthropological fieldwork, John Forrest seeks to document the... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2018
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  6. 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: 15th August 2018
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  7. History and Power in the Study of Law
    Building on earlier work in the anthropology of law and taking a critical stance toward it, June Starr and Jane F. Collier ask, "Should social anthropologists continue to isolate the ‘legal’ as a separate field of study?"... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2018
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  8. 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: 15th August 2018
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  9. 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: 15th August 2018
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  10. 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 March 2004
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  11. 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
    Paperback | £18.99
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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
    Paperback | £17.99
  16. 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
    Hardback | £58.00
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