Assault on Paradise

Paperback | July 22, 2005

byConrad Kottak

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Assault on Paradise is a highly readable, instructive, and entertaining ethnography for use as a supplement in introductory anthropology courses. The text chronicles the rapid social and economic change in Arembepe, a Brazilian coastal fishing village, where the author has conducted anthropological fieldwork from 1962 to the present. This revision brings the research up to date, covering events that have occurred in this community through the present and focusing primarily on the impact of globalization, technology, and mass media. The ethnography can be used on its own, or in conjunction with any introductory anthropology text, but works particularly well with Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Fourth Edition (2005), also by Conrad Kottak.

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Assault on Paradise is a highly readable, instructive, and entertaining ethnography for use as a supplement in introductory anthropology courses. The text chronicles the rapid social and economic change in Arembepe, a Brazilian coastal fishing village, where the author has conducted anthropological fieldwork from 1962 to the present. T...

Conrad Phillip Kottak (A.B. Columbia College 1963; Ph.D. Columbia University, 1966) is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, where he has taught since 1968. In 1991 he was honored for his teaching by the University and state of Michigan. In 1992 he received an excellence in teaching aw...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 inPublished:July 22, 2005Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073530867

ISBN - 13:9780073530864

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Principal Characters

PART ONE: A STORY OF CHANGE

1. Before: The Sixties

2. After: The Road to 1980

PART TWO: PARADISE

3. The Structure of Equality

4. The Spirit of Fishermen

5. The Bigger Pond

PART THREE: ASSAULT ON PARADISE

6. The Browning of Arembepe

PART FOUR: REALITY

7. Another Sunrise in the Land of Dreams

8. If You Don't Fish, You Work for Tibras

9. The Web of Government

10. Social Differentiation and the Origin of Deviance

11. A Community of Outsiders

12. Globalization

13. The Next Generation

14. Arembepe at the Millenium

15. Some Comparative Thoughts about Social Change and Globalization

Appendixes

Chapter Notes

References Cited

Index