Agents of Change in Bullet Tree Falls: How a Village in Belize Responded to Influences of Globalization / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This engaging and straightforward text enhances your awareness of changes happening throughout the world, all by examining the microcosm of a single community. You will hear the conversations, view the changing scene that villagers experience, and hear directly from those who try valiantly, and sometimes fail, to change the lives of villagers. The book contains four case studies, each featuring the author's exploration of a different initiative intended to effect community change. You will gain an understanding about how adopting an anthropological perspective may help you improve your daily life and be a more responsible and effective observer and participant in society, regardless of the occupation you choose, as a member of a household or workplace, or as a citizen of a community, nation, or the world.
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About the Author
Andrew J. Gordon, associate professor at the University of Houston, is an applied cultural anthropologist. His work in Belize includes directing an ethnographic field school that started in 2003, following earlier applied work in the country on the prevention of dengue fever. In addition to a PhD in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin, the author holds a master's degree in public health. Combining his expertise in these two areas, he has spent considerable time both in conducting ethnographic research in West Africa and the Dominican Republic and in consulting about problems related to health and development for the United States Agency for International Development, the Pan American Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and The World Bank.
Table of Contents
1. Contemplating a Study of Change. 2. Cultural Heritage Tourism. 3. The Rastafarian Transformation. 4. The Cooperative Movement. 5. Converts for Evangelicals. 6. Rethinking Globalization and Change.