Collection : The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues

Series editor: Roger Sanjek

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The Korean American Dream
Immigrants and Small Business in New York City
Kyeyoung Park
Korean immigrants to the United States establish their own small businesses at a rate exceeding that of immigrants from any other nation, with more than one third of all Korean immigrant adults involved in small businesses. Kyeyoung Park examines...



The Korean American Dream
Immigrants and Small Business in New York City
Kyeyoung Park
Korean immigrants to the United States establish their own small businesses at a rate exceeding that of immigrants from any other nation, with more than one third of all Korean immigrant adults involved in small businesses. Kyeyoung Park examines...



Strawberry Fields
Politics, Class, and Work in California Agriculture
Miriam J. Wells



Underground Harmonies
Music and Politics in the Subways of New York
Susie J. Tanenbaum
This is the first book on New York's subway musicians—modern troubadours who perform on platforms, mezzanines, and even trains pounding through the city. Illustrating her account with captivating photos, Susie J. Tanenbaum draws on interviews with...



Breaking the Silence
Redress and Japanese American Ethnicity
Yasuko I. Takezawa



Dismantling Apartheid
A South African Town in Transition
Walton Johnson
Providing an informed account of change and continuity in one town, Dismantling Apartheid is a compelling preview of future social relations in South...



Cities, Classes, and the Social Order
Anthony Leeds
This volume brings together nine conceptual and theoretical essays by the influential anthropologist, Anthony Leeds (1925–1989), whose pioneering work in the anthropology of complex societies was built on formative personal and research experiences in both urban and rural settings in the US, Brazil, Venezuela, and Portugal.



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 the life of creativity in social life across the globe and within the study of ethnography itself. Contributors include...



Sunbelt Working Mothers
Reconciling Family and Factory
Louise Lamphere, Patricia Zavella, Felipe Gonzales
The recession of the 1980s triggered important economic and cultural changes in the United States, and working women were at the center of these changes. Sunbelt Working Mothers compares the experiences of Mexican–American and white mothers employed in apparel and electronics factories in Albuquerque and illuminates the ways in which individual...



Lesbian Mothers
Accounts of Gender in American Culture
Ellen Lewin
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 of how they became mothers; how they see their relationships with their children, relatives, lovers, and friends and...



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