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Anthropology Unbound: A Field Guide to the 21st Century, Third Edition, demonstrates how viewing the world through an anthropological lens enhances our understanding of current topics like globalization, the new economy, jobs and careers, world trade, the condition of inner cities, and racial and ethnic relations. It makes anthropology accessible and even fun, with examples from "driving the porcelain bus" as an illustration of negative utility to reading the tags on a classmate's shirt as a way to discuss why it was made in another country.
Brief, accessible, and affordable, this updated edition offers a new user-friendly layout that includes fresh photos and multiple sidebars introducing new voices from anthropologists in the corporate world, the military, and more. It concludes with multifaceted opportunities for students to put anthropology to work both inside and outside of academia.
New to This Edition
* New sidebars contributed by various scholars * A new chapter on applied anthropology * New material on current issues throughout
E. Paul Durrenberger is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Penn State and the University of Iowa. He was awarded the Malinowski Award by the Society for Applied Anthropology in 2014.
Suzan Erem has worked as a reporter, editor, and communications specialist for more than twenty-five years. She is the author or coauthor of seven books.
Durrenberger and Erem are coeditors of Paradigms for Anthropology: An Ethnographic Reader (OUP, 2010).
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments Preface for Instructors Introduction, or How to Read This Book
Chapter 1: Science Basics Seek and ye shall find
Chapter 2: Human Variation: Race and Gender Skin color: A function of the sun Marriage as partnership Statement on marriage and the family
Chapter 3: From Inside and Out
Chapter 4: Ecological Systems To each his own
Chapter 5: An Anthropological Approach to Economics That's what you get
Chapter 6: Political Systems The Burmese border Love it or leave it
Chapter 7: Stratification without a State: Medieval Iceland
Chapter 8: How States Work Are all men created equal? Is that a gun in your pocket or...? Keeping a lid on it
Chapter 9: The Anthropology of Religion Islam reviatlized A test of faith
Chapter 10: Political Economy "Independent" shrimpers
Chapter 11: Class Witnessing class war Preamble to the IWW Constitution (1908) The Year of the Great Redistribution
Chapter 12: Back to the Land The cow war Rigging food systems Worker Coops
Chapter 13: Global Processes, Local Systems The magical worldview of capitalists Evo Morales and the new Bolivia Wall Street Meltdown Globalization close up This is what democracy looks like
Chapter 14: Connecting the People to the System The Move to Mexico Chinese factory girls
Chapter 15: Anthropology Goes to Work Anthropologist heal thyself Medical anthropology Elizabeth K. Briody Fishy anthropology Gathering intel Getting busy Real anthropology Anthropology at war Action anthropology and community gardens
Chapter 16: The End Is Near What does anthropology have to say about social media and activism?