Anthropology Unbound: A Field Guide to the 21st Century

Paperback | November 27, 2009

byE. Paul Durrenberger, Suzan Erem

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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 eventsit 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 ananthropological 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.

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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 eventsit had predicted. With the unique perspecti...

E. Paul Durrenberger was Professor of Anthropology for twenty-five years at the University of Iowa before moving to Pennsylvania State University where he is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology. He has published many influential articles and books. Suzan Erem is a freelance writer for unions and the author of Labor Pains: Inside Americ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 27, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019994587X

ISBN - 13:9780199945870

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsPreface for InstructorsIntroduction, or How to Read This BookPrologue: In the Beginning1. Science Basics2. People are Primates3. Human Variation: Race and Gender4. Language5. How We Think about Kinship6. Ecological Systems7. An Anthropological Approach to Economics8. Political Systems9. Stratifications without a State: Medieval Iceland10. How States Work11. The Anthropology of Religion12. Political Economy13. Class14. Back to the Land15. Global Processes, Local Systems16. Connecting the People to the System17. The End is NearGlossaryReferencesIndexAbout the Authors