Collection : The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues

Series editor: Roger Sanjek

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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.



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



Nuclear Summer
The Clash of Communities at the Seneca Women's Peace Encampment
Louise Krasniewicz



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...



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.



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



Praying for Justice
Faith, Order, and Community in an American Town
Carol J. Greenhouse
Anthropologist Carol J. Greenhouse offers an ethnographic study of attitudes toward conflict and law in a predominantly white, middle-class, suburban, principally Southern Baptist community.



The Magic City
Unemployment in a Working-Class Community
Gregory Pappas



Distant Companions
Servants and Employers in Zambia, 1900-1985
Karen Tranberg Hansen



Uneasy Endings
Daily Life in an American Nursing Home
Renée Rose Shield
Offering concrete suggestions for improving the quality of nursing-home life, Uneasy Endings will find a broad audience among those who work with the aged.



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