Collection : The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues

Series editor: Roger Sanjek

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Women's Work and Chicano Families
Cannery Workers of the Santa Clara Valley
Patricia Zavella
At the time Women’s Work and Chicano Families: Cannery Workers of the Santa Clara Valley was published, little research had been done on the relationship between the wage labor and household labor of Mexican American women. Drawing on revisionist social theories relating to Chicano family structure as well as on feminist theory, Patricia...



City of Green Benches
Growing Old in a New Downtown
Maria D. Vesperi, Maria Vesperi
St. Petersburg, Florida, has become virtually synonymous with retirement and old age. The city of green benches once courted its elderly population; now, however, it seeks to rejuvenate its image, to attract the young through urban revitalization. In this humane and sensitive book, Maria Vesperi, an anthropologist and journalist, looks at the...



City of Green Benches
Growing Old in a New Downtown
Maria Vesperi
St. Petersburg, Florida, has become virtually synonymous with retirement and old age. The city of green benches once courted its elderly population; now, however, it seeks to rejuvenate its image, to attract the young through urban revitalization. In this humane and sensitive book, Maria Vesperi, an anthropologist and journalist, looks at the...



The Varieties of Ethnic Experience
Kinship, Class, and Gender among California Italian-Americans
Micaela Di Leonardo
Taking a novel anthropological approach to the issue of white ethnicity in the United States, this book challenges the model of uniform ethnic family and community culture, and argues for a reconsideration of the meaning of class, kinship, and gender in America's past and...



American Odyssey
Haitians in New York City
Michel S. Laguerre, Michel Laguerre
Caribbean immigrants have now become part of the social landscape of many American cities. Few studies, however, have treated in detail the process of their integration in American society. American Odyssey assesses the development and adaptation...



American Odyssey
Haitians in New York City
Michel Laguerre
Caribbean immigrants have now become part of the social landscape of many American cities. Few studies, however, have treated in detail the process of their integration in American society. American Odyssey assesses the development and adaptation...



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