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Design Anthropology brings together a unique range of cutting-edge design theorists and social scientists. Innovative designers in the 21st century are relying on anthropological methods to illicit the meaning, rather than the mere form and function of stuff.
In 1980, Christine J. Walley's world was turned upside down when the steel mill in Southeast Chicago where her father worked abruptly closed. In the ensuing years, ninety thousand other area residents would also lose their jobs in the mills. In Exit Zero, Walley brings her anthropological perspective home, examining the fate of her family and that of blue-collar America at large.
Lone Star Muslims
Lone Star Muslim offers an engaging and insightful look at contemporary Muslim American life in Texas. It illuminates the dynamics of the Pakistani Muslim community in Houston, a city with one of the largest Muslim populations in the south and southwestern United States.
In Privilege, Shamus Khan returns to his alma mater to provide an inside look at an institution that has been the private realm of the elite for the past 150 years.
The Soul of Anime
In The Soul of Anime, Ian Condry explores the emergence of anime, Japanese animated film and television, as a global cultural phenomenon. Drawing on ethnographic research, including interviews with artists at some of Tokyo's leading animation studios, Condry discusses how anime's fictional characters and worlds become platforms for collaborative creativity.
Globalization and Cultural Self-Awareness
This volume comprises some twenty articles, speeches and conversations of Fei Xiaotong from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. Their central connecting theme is how civilizations could co-exist against a backdrop of rapid globalization. Professor Fei Xiaotong was one of the most prominent Chinese sociologists and anthropologists in the last century.
Anthropology in the Public Arena
This articulate and authoritative survey of both the popular and academic trends in anthropology demonstrates the broad relevance of anthropological knowledge and argues for a more inclusive conception of the discipline that engages the public imagination.
Cold War Anthropology
In Cold War Anthropology, David H. Price offers a provocative account of the profound influence that the American security state has had on the field of anthropology since the Second World War.
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