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The Anthropology of Globalization: A Reader, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4051-3612-9
496 pages
August 2007, ©2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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Updated with a fresh introduction and brand new selections, the second edition of The Anthropology of Globalization collects some of the decade’s finest work on globalization, focusing on the increasing interconnectedness of people around the world, and the culturally specific ways in which these connections are mediated.

  • Provides a rich introduction to the subject
  • Grounds the study of globalization ethnographically by locating global processes in everyday practice
  • Addresses the global flow of capital, people, commodities, media, and ideologies
  • Offers extensive geographic coverage: from Africa and Asia to the Caribbean, Europe, and North America
  • Updated edition includes new selections, section introductions, and recommendations for further reading
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List of Contributors.

Acknowledgments.

Overture: Thinking the Global:.

1. Tracking Global Flows: Jonathan Xavier Inda (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Renato Rosaldo (New York University).

2. Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy: Arjun Appadurai (The New School).

3. The Global Situation: Anna Tsing (University of California, Santa Cruz).

Part I: Itinerant Capital:.

Introduction.

4. Notes on Mayan Youth and Rural Industrialization in Guatemala: Linda Green (University of Arizona).

5. Thai Love Thai: Financing Emotion in Post-crash Thailand: Alan Klima (University of California, Davis).

6. Situating Global Capitalisms: A View from Wall Street Investment Banks: Karen Ho (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities).

Part II: Mobile Subjects:.

Introduction.

7. Cyberpublics and Diaspora Politics among Transnational Chinese: Aihwa Ong (University of California, Berkeley).

8. Between Cinema and Social Work: Diasporic Turkish Women and the (Dis)Pleasures of Hybridity: Katherine Pratt Ewing (Duke University).

9. Compassion and Repression: The Moral Economy of Immigration Policies in France: Didier Fassin (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris).

Part III: Roving Commodities:.

Introduction.

10. Domesticating the French Fry: McDonald's and Consumerism in Moscow: Melissa L. Caldwell (University of California, Santa Cruz).

11. Copyrighting Che: Art and Authorship under Cuban Late Socialism: Ariana Hernández-Reguant (University of California, San Diego).

12. Diagnostic Liquidity: Mental Illness and the Global Trade in DNA: Andrew Lakoff (University of California, San Diego).

Part IV: Traveling Media:.

Introduction.

13. Dubbing Culture: Indonesian Gay and Lesbi Subjectivities and Ethnography in an Already Globalized World: Tom Boellstorff (University of California, Irvine).

14. Itineraries of Indian Cinema: African Videos, Bollywood, and Global Media: Brian Larkin (Barnard College).

15. The New Digital Media and Activist Networking within Anti-Corporate Globalization Movements: Jeffrey S. Juris (Arizona State University).

Part V: Nomadic Ideologies:.

Introduction.

16. The Female Inheritance Movement in Hong Kong: Theorizing the Local/Global Interface: Sally Engle Merry (New York University) and Rachel E. Stern (University of California, Berkeley).

17. Disorderly Development: Globalization and the Idea of “Culture”: Renée Sylvain (University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada).

18. Politico-moral Transactions in Indian AIDS Service: Confidentiality, Rights, and New Modalities of Governance: Kavita Misra (Yale University).

Index

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Jonathan Xavier Inda is Associate Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his publications are Targeting Immigrants: Government, Technology, and Ethics (Blackwell, 2006) and the edited volumes Anthropologies of Modernity: Foucault, Governmentality, and Life Politics (Blackwell, 2005) and Race, Identity, and Citizenship (Blackwell, 1999).

Renato Rosaldo is Professor of Anthropology at New York University and Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences Emeritus at Stanford University. He is the author of Culture and Truth (1989) and Ilongot Headhunting, 1883-1974 (1980), and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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  • Collects some of the finest work on globalization published in English by both established and emerging anthropologists, including Arjun Appadurai, Anna Tsing, Aihwa Ong, Didier Fassin, Sally Engle Merry, Tom Boellstorff, Karen Ho, and Andrew Lakoff
  • Grounds the study of globalization ethnographically by locating global processes in everyday practice
  • Addresses the global flow of capital, people, commodities, media, and ideologies
  • Offers extensive geographic coverage: from Africa and Asia to the Caribbean, Europe, and North America
  • Updated edition includes a fresh introduction, new selections, section introductions, and recommendations for further reading
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The Anthropology of Globalization, 2nd Edition is a treasury of the vast store of new and exciting work being done on this theme. It will be an invaluable text for classes on globalization in a range of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, literature, ethnic studies, and international studies.”
Akhil Gupta, UCLA

"This volume brings together some of the most insightful anthropological writing on globalization, and so achieves the miracle of making sense of the innovations, countervailing tendencies and dilemmas that are now part of the study of culture in a changing world."
Ronald Niezen, McGill University

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