Collection : The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues

Series editor: Roger Sanjek

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



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...



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...



Sunbelt Working Mothers
Reconciling Family and Factory
Louise Lamphere, Patricia Zavella, Felipe Gonzales



Chinatown No More
Taiwan Immigrants in Contemporary New York
Hsiang-Shui Chen
By focusing on the social and cultural life of post-1965 Taiwan immigrants in Queens, New York, this book shifts Chinese American studies from ethnic enclaves to the diverse multiethnic neighborhoods of Flushing and Elmhurst. As Hsiang-shui Chen documents, the political dynamics of these settlements are entirely different from the traditional...



Nuclear Summer
The Clash of Communities at the Seneca Women's Peace Encampment
Louise Krasniewicz
When thousands of women gathered in 1983 to protest the stockpiling of nuclear weapons at a rural upstate New York military depot, the area was shaken by their actions. What so disturbed residents that they organized counterdemonstrations, wrote hundreds of letters to local newspapers, verbally and physically harassed the protestors, and nearly...



Caribbean New York
Black Immigrants and the Politics of Race
Philip Kasinitz
Since 1965, West Indians have been emigrating to the United States in record numbers, and to New York City in particular. Caribbean New York shows how the new immigration is reshaping American race relations and sheds much-needed light on factors that...



"Getting Paid"
Youth Crime and Work in the Inner City
Mercer L. Sullivan



Civilized Women
Gender and Prestige in Southeastern Liberia
Mary H. Moran
Civilized Women is concerned with the intersection of cultural constructions of gender and other systems of ranking among the Glebo people of Cape Palmas, in southeastern Liberia.



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