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Anthropology Unbound: a Field Guide to the 21st Century

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ISBN-10: 019994587X

ISBN-13: 9780199945870

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: E. Paul Durrenberger, Suzan Erem

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The first edition of the widely-popularAnthropology Unboundprepared readers to see how the dynamics of Western economies were rapidly becoming unsustainable. This updated edition takes readers into the heart of the recent economic meltdown, explaining the many recent world events that it has predicted. Within a unique, anthropological perspective,Anthropology Unboundoffers a wider view of the present financial crisis--as well as pathways out of it. It describes the latest studies of fundamentalism, Al-Qaeda, and American culture, and its lively form invites readers to try an anthropological way of understanding our own society and the world at large.
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Book details

List price: $47.23
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

E. Paul Durrenberger was Professor of Anthropology for twenty-five years at the University of Iowa before moving to Penn State. He has published many influential articles and books.

Suzan Erem is a freelance writer for unions and author of Labor Pains: Inside America's New Union Movement (Monthly Review Press 2001). They are coauthors of Class Acts: An Anthropology of Service Workers and Their Union (Paradigm 2005).

Preface for Instructors
Introduction, or How to Read This Book
Prologue: In the Beginning
Science Basics
People are Primates
Human Variation: Race and Gender
How We Think about Kinship
Ecological Systems
An Anthropological Approach to Economics
Political Systems
Stratifications without a State: Medieval Iceland
How States Work
The Anthropology of Religion
Political Economy
Back to the Land
Global Processes, Local Systems
Connecting the People to the System
The End is Near
About the Authors