Anthropology Unbound

Author: E. Paul Durrenberger
Publisher: Paradigm Pub
ISBN: 1594517738
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Social Science

The first edition of the widely popular Anthropology Unbound (Paradigm 2007) prepared readers to see how the dynamics of Western economies were rapidly becoming unsustainable. This updated edition takes readers into the heart of the economic meltdown as it explains the many recent world events it had predicted. With the unique perspective of anthropology, this book offers 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. In lively form it invites any reader into an anthropological way of understanding our own society and the world at large. Power Point slides created by Paradigm author E. Paul Durrenberger on the topics of "Evolution," "Systems," "Emic-Etic," "Kinship," and "Ecology" are available to download electronically on the book's website. Features of this updated text:

Gambling Debt

Author: E. Paul Durrenberger
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 9781607323358
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre: Social Science

Gambling Debt is a game-changing contribution to the discussion of economic crises and neoliberal financial systems and strategies. Iceland’s 2008 financial collapse was the first case in a series of meltdowns, a warning of danger in the global order. This full-scale anthropology of financialization and the economic crisis broadly discusses this momentous bubble and burst and places it in theoretical, anthropological, and global historical context through descriptions of the complex developments leading to it and the larger social and cultural implications and consequences. Chapters from anthropologists, sociologists, historians, economists, and key local participants focus on the neoliberal policies—mainly the privatization of banks and fishery resources—that concentrated wealth among a select few, skewed the distribution of capital in a way that Iceland had never experienced before, and plunged the country into a full-scale economic crisis. Gambling Debt significantly raises the level of understanding and debate on the issues relevant to financial crises, painting a portrait of the meltdown from many points of view—from bankers to schoolchildren, from fishers in coastal villages to the urban poor and immigrants, and from artists to philosophers and other intellectuals. This book is for anyone interested in financial troubles and neoliberal politics as well as students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, economics, philosophy, political science, business, and ethics. Publication supported in part by the National Science Foundation. Contributors: Vilhjálmur Árnason, Ásmundur Ásmundsson, Jón Gunnar Bernburg, James Carrier, Sigurlína Davíðsdóttir, Dimitra Doukas, Níels Einarsson, Einar Mar Guðmundsson, Tinna Grétarsdóttir, Birna Gunnlaugsdóttir, Guðný S. Guðbjörnsdóttir, Pamela Joan Innes, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Örn D. Jónsson, Hannes Lárusson, Kristín Loftsdóttir, James Maguire, Már Wolfgang Mixa, Evelyn Pinkerton, Hulda Proppé, James G. Rice, Rögnvaldur J. Sæmundsson, Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir, Margaret Willson

Market Versus Society

Author: Manos Spyridakis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319741895
Release Date: 2018-03-07
Genre: Social Science

This volume addresses the fraught relationship between market and society in times of social and economic crisis, exploring how they interact in key social, cultural, and political arenas on a global scale. The contributors examine the neoliberal market in anthropological and ethnographic terms to question whether “market logic” has won out against social aspects of human existence in a framework of minimal state protection and the devaluation of human labor. Fruitfully combining empirical data and theoretical approaches, the volume investigates the extent to which ordinary people accept unequal allocations of resources and examines their sense of belonging in an expansive neoliberal economy.

A Companion to Organizational Anthropology

Author: D. Douglas Caulkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118325575
Release Date: 2012-09-24
Genre: Social Science

The first comprehensive guide to anthropological studies of complexorganizations Offers the first comprehensive reference to the anthropologicalstudy of complex organizations Details how organizational theory and research in business hasadopted anthropology’s key concept of culture, inspiring newinsights into organizational dynamics and development Highlights pioneering theoretical perspectives ranging fromsymbolic and semiotic approaches to neuroscientific frameworks forstudying contemporary organizations Addresses the comparative and cross-cultural dimensions ofmultinational corporations and of non-governmental organizationsworking in the globalizing economy Topics covered include organizational dynamics,entrepreneurship, innovation, social networks, cognitive models andteam building, organizational dysfunctions, global networkedorganizations, NGOs, unions, virtual communities, corporate cultureand social responsibility Presents a body of work that reflects the breadth and depth ofthe field of organizational anthropology and makes the case for theimportance of the field in the anthropology of the twenty-firstcentury

The Anthropology of Labor Unions

Author: E. Paul Durrenberger
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 9781607320432
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Genre: Social Science

The Anthropology of Labor Unions presents ethnographic data and analysis in eight case studies from several very diverse industries. It covers a wide range of topics, from the role of women and community in strikes to the importance of place in organization, and addresses global concerns with studies from Mexico and Malawu. Union-organized workplaces consistently afford workers higher wages and better pensions, benefits, and health coverage than their nonunion counterparts. In addition, women and minorities who belong to unions are more likely to receive higher wages and benefits than their nonunion peers. Given the economic advantages of union membership, one might expect to see higher rates of organization across industries, but labor affiliation is at an all-time low. What accounts for this discrepancy? The contributors in this volume provide a variety of perspectives on this paradox, including discussions of approaches to and findings on the histories, cultures, and practices of organized labor. They also address substantive issues such as race, class, gender, age, generation, ethnicity, health and safety concerns, corporate co-optation of unions, and the cultural context of union-management relationships. The first to bring together anthropological case studies of labor unions, this volume will appeal to cultural anthropologists, social scientists, sociologists, and those interested in labor studies and labor movements.

The Anthropological Study of Class and Consciousness

Author: E. Paul Durrenberger
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 9781607321576
Release Date: 2011-12-15
Genre: Social Science

Presenting prehistoric, historic, and ethnographic data from Mongolia, China, Iceland, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States, The Anthropological Study of Class and Consciousness offers a first step toward examining class as a central issue within anthropology. Contributors to this volume use the methods of historical materialism, cultural ecology, and political ecology to understand the realities of class and how they evolve. Five central ideas unify the collection: the objective basis for class in different social orders; people's understanding of class in relation to race and gender; the relation of ideologies of class to realities of class; the U.S. managerial middle-class denial of class and emphasis on meritocracy in relation to increasing economic insecurity; and personal responses to economic insecurity and their political implications. Anthropologists who want to understand the nature and dynamics of culture must also understand the nature and dynamics of class. The Anthropological Study of Class and Consciousness addresses the role of the concept of class as an analytical construct in anthropology and how it relates to culture. Although issues of social hierarchy have been studied in anthropology, class has not often been considered as a central element. Yet a better understanding of its role in shaping culture, consciousness, and people's awareness of their social and natural world would in turn lead to better understanding of major trends in social evolution as well as contemporary society. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of anthropology, labor studies, ethnohistory, and sociology.

On the Global Waterfront

Author: Suzan Erem
Publisher:
ISBN: 1583671641
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Association for Humanist Sociology 2007 Book Award co-winner Julian Steward Award 2006 Runner-Up! Over the past two decades, environmental racism has become the rallying cry for many communities as they discover the contaminations of toxic chemicals and industrial waste in their own backyards. Living next door to factories and industrial sites for years, the people in these communities often have record health problems and debilitating medical conditions. Melissa Checker tells the story of one such neighborhood, Hyde Park, in Augusta, Georgia, and the tenacious activism of its two hundred African American families. This community, at one time surrounded by nine polluting industries, is struggling to make their voices heard and their community safe again. Polluted Promises shows that even in the post-civil rights era, race and class are still key factors in determining the politics of pollution.

Euphoria

Author: Lily King
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406682049
Release Date: 2015-06-11
Genre: Fiction

Von realen Ereignissen im Leben der berühmten Ethnologin Margaret Mead inspiriert, erzählt Lily King in diesem grandiosen, spannenden und sinnlichen Roman ebenso anschaulich wie klug von Besitz und Begierde, Entdeckung und Macht, Liebe und Herrschaft. Neuguinea, Anfang der 1930er Jahre. Drei junge Ethnologen – die schon berühmte und faszinierende Amerikanerin Nell Stone, ihr Mann Fen und der Brite Andrew Bankson – stoßen nach Jahren einsamer Feldforschung aufeinander und entwickeln eine leidenschaftliche Dreiecksbeziehung. Erschöpft von den Versuchen, etwas Verwertbares über die Stämme am Sepikfluss herauszufinden, gelangen die drei Forscher zu den Tam, einem weiblich dominierten Stamm mit ungewohnten Ritualen. Während sie immer tiefer in das Leben der Tam eindringen, werden auch ihre unterschiedlichen Wünsche und Interessen immer deutlicher, die erotische Anziehung zwischen Nell Stone und Andrew Bankson immer intensiver. Schließlich schreitet Fen zu einer dramatischen Aktion mit tragischem Ausgang für alle.

Milliardenschwer und Ungebunden Chloe

Author: J. S. Scott
Publisher:
ISBN: 1946660027
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Genre:

Nachdem Chloe Colter über zehn Jahre mit ihrem Studium der Tiermedizin verbracht hat, ist sie endlich in der Lage, sich ihren Traum vom Heiraten zu erfüllen. Doch ihre Vorstellung von einem perfekten Leben wird zerstört, als ihr Verlobter sie misshandelt und sie dazu bringt, sich aus einer schädlichen Beziehung zu lösen.Für Gabe Walker ist das Leben schon immer leicht gewesen... bis zu dem Moment, in dem er Chloe Colter während einer Silvesterparty küsst. Er will sie, und er ist es gewohnt zu bekommen, was er begehrt. Kann er Chloe davon überzeugen, einen Job auf seiner Pferderanch anzunehmen, sodass er sie jeden Tag sehen und beobachten kann, wie ihre Leidenschaft langsam wächst, während sie lernt, einem Mann wieder zu vertrauen?Das Feuer zwischen Gabe und Chloe brennt lichterloh, doch kann Chloe endlich ihre schrecklichen Erfahrungen vor der Zeit mit Gabe hinter sich lassen und ihm eine Chance geben? Ist sie stark genug, sich gehen zu lassen und sich einem Mann anzuvertrauen, der sie will, ohne sie ändern zu wollen, und der sie genau so begehrt, wie sie ist? Oder wird der emotionale Aufruhr der Gefühle, die Gabe in ihr weckt, es ihr noch schwerer machen zu heilen und sie zwingen, ihn zu verlassen

Material turn Feministische Perspektiven auf Materialit t und Materialismus

Author: Imke Leicht
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 9783847404064
Release Date: 2017-04-24
Genre: Political Science

Das Thema Materialität wird innerhalb feministischer Forschungen in den letzten Jahren erneut diskutiert. Vor dem Hintergrund des material turn widmet sich der Band aktuellen Auseinandersetzungen mit Materialität und Materialismus. Dabei sollen zum einen bestehende Konfliktfelder zwischen Diskurs und Materialität sowie Struktur, Handlungsfähigkeit und Subjektivität aus feministischer Perspektive aufgezeigt werden. Zum anderen strebt der Band an, Potenziale einer verbindenden Perspektive auf 'neue' und 'alte' Konzeptionen von Materialität und Materialismen innerhalb feministischer Theorien und Praxen kritisch auszuloten.