Anthropology of Globalization Cultural Anthropology Enters the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0897897404
ISBN-13: 9780897897402
Edition: 2002
Authors: Ted C. Lewellen
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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 6/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Lewellen gives us the first analytic overview of an important new subject area in a field that has long been identified with the study of relatively bounded communities. "Globalization" refers to the increasing flows of trade, finance, culture, ideas, and people brought about by the sophisticated technology of communications and travel and by the worldwide spread of neoliberal capitalism. Unlike dependency theory and world systems analysis, which tended to assume a bird's-eye perspective, globalization offers a down-and-dirty, ground-up approach in which ethnographic research is not marginal but essential. Through multiple examples, selected from the latest ethnographic research from all over the world, Lewellen examines the ways that globalization impacts migrants and stay-at-homes, peasants and tribal peoples, men and women. A crucial theme is that the global/local nexus is one of unpredictable interaction and creative adaptation, not of top-down determinism. Theoretically, globalization studies have become the focal point for the convergence of interpretive anthropology, critical anthropology, postmodernism, and poststructuralism, which are combined with a tough empiricism. For the casual reader or the classroom, this work draws together the ethnographic studies and cutting-edge theories that comprise the anthropology of globalization.

Preface
Introduction: Who Is Alma?
Globalizing Anthropology
Slouching Toward Globalization
The Anthropology of Globalization
Development, Devolution, and Discourse
Constructing Identity
Globalization and Migration
Migration: People on the Move
Transnationalism: Living Across Borders
Diaspora: Yearning for Home
Refugees: The Anthropology of Forced Migration
Global/Local
Globalization from the Ground Up
Tribal Cultures: No Longer Victims
Peasants: Survivors in a Global World
Afterthoughts, by Way of Conclusions
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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