Pub. Date:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Cultural Anthropology: A Reader for a Global Age

Cultural Anthropology: A Reader for a Global Age

by Kenneth J. Guest
Current price is , Original price is $59.75. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.


Readings that will make your course come alive

Best-selling author Ken Guest presents the essential readings and diverse voices that will help students understand their rapidly globalizing world. This concise, affordable reader is designed to complement any introductory syllabus and is the perfect companion to Guest’s market-leading texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781324000778
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/17/2017
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 75,641
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kenneth J. Guest is a professor at Baruch College and the author of God in Chinatown: Religion and Survival in New York’s Evolving Immigrant Community (2003). His research focuses on China, New York City, immigration, religion, and transnationalism. He has conducted fieldwork in China and the United States.

Table of Contents

About the Author iii

Preface ix

Reading Ethnography 1

Part 1 Anthropology for the 21st Century 3

Chapter 1 Anthropology in a Global Age 5

From The Land of Open Graves Jason De León 7

There Are No Peripheries to Humanity Edith Turner 19

Min(d)ing the Body: On the Trail of Organ-Stealing Rumors Nancy Scheper-Hughes 32

Chapter 2 Culture 42

Body Ritual among the Nacirema Horace Miner 44

Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Lila Abu-Lughod 49

From Behold the Black Caiman Lucas Bessire 58

Chapter 3 Fieldwork and Ethnography 70

From Number Our Days Barbara Myerhoff 72

Portrait of a Himalayan Healer Sienna Craig 83

Chapter 4 Language 94

Shakespeare in the Bush Laura Bohannan 95

Literacy, Power, and Agency: Love Letters and Development in Nepal Laura Ahearn 105

Part 2 Unmasking the Systems of Power 113

Chapter 5 Race and Racism 115

How Did Jews Become White Folks? Karen Brodkin Sacks 116

"If We Didn't Have Water": Black Women's Struggle for Urban Land Rights in Brazil Keisha-Khan Perry 127

#Ferguson: Digital Protest, Hashtag Ethnography, and the Racial Politics of Social Media in the United States Yarimar Bonilla Jonathan Rosa 133

Chapter 6 Ethnicity and Nationalism 145

"Landmine Boy" and Stupid Deaths Paul Farmer 147

From Mohawk Interruptus Audra Simpson 158

Chapter 7 Gender 167

Tombois in West Sumatra Evelyn Blackwood 169

The Egg and the Sperm Emily Martin 179

Chapter 8 Sexuality 190

From Under Bright Lights: Gay Manila and the Global Scene Bobby Benedicto 191

Life During Wartime: Emotions and the Development of ACT UP Deborah Gould 202

Chapter 9 Kinship, Family, and Marriage 213

When Brothers Share a Wife Melvyn Goldstein 214

The Troubling Case of Nadya Suleman Dána-Ain Davis 221

From Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene Donna Haraway 230

Chapter 10 Class and Inequality 236

From Jibaro to Crack Dealer: Confronting the Restructuring of Capitalism in El Barrio Philippe Bourgois 238

Helping or Hindering? Controversies around the International Second-Hand Clothing Trade Karen Tranberg Hansen 250

Part 3 Change in the Modern World 259

Chapter 11 The Global Economy 261

From Privatizing Poland: Baby Food, Big Business, and the Remaking of Labor Elizabeth Dunn 263

The Attraction of Numbers: Accounting for Ritual Expenditures in Fuzhou, China Julie Chu 275

From Fool's Gold: The Inside Story of J.P. Morgan Gillian Tett 281

Chapter 12 Politics and Power 286

Warfare Is Only an Invention-Not a Biological Necessity Margaret Mead 287

From Shadows of War Carolyn Nordstrom 294

From Polluted Promises Melissa Checker 303

Chapter 13 Religion 316

Baseball Magic George Gmelch 317

From Wall Street to Halal Street Daromir Rudnyckyj 326

Liminal Youth Among Fuzhou Chinese Undocumented Workers Kenneth J. Guest 337

Chapter 14 Health, Illness, and the Body 348

Life and Times of Madga A Didier Fassin Frédéric Le Marcis Todd Lethata 350

From Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India Michele Friedner 361

Chapter 15 Art and Media 373

Designer Vandalism: Indonesian Indie Fashion and the Cultural Practice of Cut 'n' Paste Brent Luvaas 375

The BlackLight Project and Public Scholarship Aimee Cox 387

Glossary A-1

References A-5

Credits A-21

Subject Index A-25

Index A-33

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews