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Globalization and Change in Fifteen Cultures Born in One World, Living in Another

ISBN-10: 0534636489
ISBN-13: 9780534636487
Edition: 2007
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List price: $82.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The original articles presented in this anthology reflect a world changed by globalization, and an anthropology committed to documenting the effects of the vast cultural flows of people, information, goods, and technology, now in motion the world over. Spindler and Stockard write an introduction to the topic of cultural change, and each of the fifteen anthropologists in the anthology take students on a return visit to their original field sites, asking questions for a new era and writing of peoples to some extent familiar, but at the same time changed, transformed by global forces.

Preface
Introduction
Challenges to Identity and Power
Continuity and Change in Aztec Culture: From Imperial Lords to Royal Subjects
Setting the Stage: Some Themes
The Aztec Empire on the Eve of the Spanish Conquest
Imperial Strategies
Political and Territorial Organization: the Altepetl
Social Stratification
Commerce
Religion
The Stage Is Set
New Lords of the Land
Aztecs to Nahuas: Continuity and Change in the New Order
Demographic Disaster
The Altepetl and Cultural Identity
Social Stratification: Disintegration Over Time
Occupations and Commerce
Taking Advantage of New Things and Ideas
Religious Syncretism
Conclusion
References
Notes
Change in the Lives of a Brazilian Indigenous People: To Pluck Eyelashes (or Not?) among the Canela
The Canela Today
Some Background to the Current Canela Situation
Tracing Culture Change Through Individuals
Basket Lifter and her Son, Speechless
Hard Bed
Anaconda
Angelo Carampei
Edible Vine
Summary: Factors in Culture Change
References
Notes
Cultural Identity in China: The Rising Politics of Ethnic Difference
The Soviet Union as China's Prologue?
Nationality in China
Han Nationality as Invented National Unity
Identity Politics and National Minorities
Internal Divisions among the Han Majority
Internet Cafes, Discos, and Democratization?
Conclusion: National Disunity?
References
Notes
The Vice Lords Today: Sociocultural Change in an African American Street Gang
References
Notes
Change in Gender Hierarchies
Sambia Gender, Sexuality, and Social Change
Precolonial Sambia Society
Traditional Gender Roles and Initiation
Social Hierarchies among the Sambia
Marriage and the Traffic in Women
Social Change and Resistance
Schools and Gender Change
Change over the Past Decade
Conclusion
References
Notes
Mothers to Daughters: Social Change and Matrilineal Kinship in a Minangkabau Village
Minangkabau and Their Houses
Reconfiguring Daughters' Desires
Education
Marriage Rights
Models of Domesticity
Contradictory Housewives
Social Change and Small Houses
Households, Demographics, and Migration
Residence and Matriliny
Daughters Who Leave
Daughters' Claims
Matriliny in Single-Family Households
Husband and Wife Contributions
Reconstituting Single-Family Households
Conclusion
References
Notes
The Ju/'Hoansi at the Crossroads: Continuity and Change in the Time of AIDS
Four Decades of Change
Nyae Nyae: A Struggle for Survival
Ju/'Hoansi in the Twenty-First Century: Progress and Poverty
Botswana
Namibia
Regional Developments: From the End of Apartheid to the Coming of AIDS
AIDS and the Ju/'Hoansi
The Ju/Hoansi's Lower Rates: Macro and Micro Factors
Ju/'Hoan Women's Autonomy
Forces Driving the Epidemic
The Larger Social Framework of AIDS Risk
The Tsumkwe Junior Secondary School
The Old-Age Pension Affair
Craft Buying as Income Generation
The Kashipembe Crisis
The Wider Nyae Nyae and Dobe Region
Conclusion: Back from the Brink?
References
Note
From Field to Factory and Beyond: New Strategies for New Realities in a Yucatecan Village
Theoretical Perspective
Yucatan and the World System: Historical Perspective
Yucatan and the Modern World System
Yaxbe
1990s-The Fall of the Ejido: New Strategies for New Realities
Economic Diversification in the Village
Agriculture
Nonagricultural Occupations
Women and Income Production Within the Home
Women and Income Production Outside of the Home
Women in Solidarity: The Horchateras
Commuting as Economic Strategy
Factory Jobs
Professional Occupations
Other Occupations
Men and Commuting
Women and Commuting
Migration as Economic Strategy
Conclusion: The Impact of Globalization
References
Notes
New Patterns of Migration and Mobility
The Yolmo People of Melemchi, Nepal: Change and Continuity
Melemchi: A Yolmo Temple-Village
The Village
Traditional Subsistence Strategies
Social and Political Organization
Religion and Worldview
Moving into the Twenty-First Century: 1971-2000
Changes in the Subsistence System
Changes in Circular Migration
Incorporation into the Langtang National Park
A Primary School in Melemchi
Melemchi in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges of the Future
The Changing Demography of Melemchi
Dependence on External Remittance
Viability of the Village Subsistence System
Maintaining Cultural Knowledge
Conclusion
References
Notes
The Mardu Aborigines: On the Road to Somewhere
Introducing the Mardu Aborigines
Fieldwork among the Mardu
Conceptualizing Social Change and the Challenge to Analysis
The Mardu in a Wider Australian Context
Early Contacts with Europeans: Defining the "Whitefella"
The Mission and Its Aftermath: From Masters of the Desert to Children of the Devil
"Self-management": The Perils of Well-Meaning Government Policy
On Mobility, Dispersal, and Aggregation
The Mardu Today: On the Road to Somewhere
Conclusion
References
Notes
From Local "Tribe" to Transnational Arab: The "New" Rashaayda Bedouin of Sudan
Geographical and Historical Background
The History of "Tribal" Affiliations in Eastern Sudan
The Economic Internationalization of Eastern Sudan
International Politics and the Unstable National Border Between Sudan and Eritrea
The War in Eritrea
The War in Sudan
The Bani Rashiid in Saudi Arabia
The Bani Rashiid Campaign to Rework Genealogies and History
Conclusion
References
Notes
Culture Change and Cultural Reproduction: Lessons from Research on Transnational Migration
Why is Transnational Migration Important for Anthropologists?
A Love-Hate Relationship with Immigrants
Culture Change and Cultural Reproduction
Immigration and Culture Change
References
Notes
Effects of Economic Change and Modernization
Scottish Crofters: Narratives of Change among Small Landholders in Scotland
Doing Fieldwork
Narratives about Crofting
Narratives about Speaking Gaelic
Narratives about the Free Church
Narratives of Home and Exile
Summary of Changes
References
Notes
A Village in Greece: Vasilika Then and Now
Migration and the Fates of Migrants
Gender Roles
Epilogue
References
Additional Works on Vasilika
Recommended Reading
Through Japanese Eyes: Culture Change in a Midwestern Town
Changing Eyes-From Analogue to Digital
Two Views of Downtown and the Public Square
A Tranquil Place and an Intense Site
Changes in Farming Practice
A Changing Ethnic and Economic Map
The Transformation of the Senior Center
Concluding Remarks
References
Notes
Index

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