Ilana Gershon

Ilana Gershon is a professor of anthropology at Indiana University. She is the author of A World of Work, Down and Out in the New Economy, No Family is an Island, and The Breakup 2.0.


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  1. Living with Animals
    Living with Animals is a collection of imagined animal guides—a playful and accessible look at different human-animal relationships around the world. Anthropologists and their co-authors have written accounts of how humans and... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  2. A World of Work

    A World of Work

    Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs

    Edited by Ilana Gershon, Afterword by Jean Lave

    Cornell University Press

    Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Parisian street magician? A fish farmer in Norway? A costume designer in Bollywood? This playful and accessible book looks at different types of work around the...... Learn More
    Published: 5th June 2015
    Hardback | £69.00
    Paperback | £16.99
  3. No Family Is an Island
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  4. The Breakup 2.0
    A few generations ago, college students showed their romantic commitments by exchanging special objects: rings, pins, varsity letter jackets. Pins and rings were handy, telling everyone in local communities that you were spoken... Learn More
    Published: 2nd July 2010
    Hardback | £40.00
    Paperback | £14.99