Contested Lives

University of California Press - Ginsburg shows that what may have seemed an ephemeral artifact of "Midwestern feminism" of the 1980s actually foreshadowed unprecedented possibilities for reconciliation in one of the most entrenched conflicts of our times. Responses to this trend included government legislation, and also the formation of Common Ground, a decline in clinics and doctors offering abortion services, an alliance bringing together activists from both sides to address shared concerns.

Both wide-ranging and rich in detail, it speaks not simply to the abortion issue but also to the critical role of women's political activism. A new introduction addresses the events of the last decade, even deadly, which saw the emergence of Operation Rescue and a shift toward more violent, forms of anti-abortion protest.

Contested Lives - . Based on the struggle over a fargo, North Dakota, abortion clinic, Contested Lives explores one of the central social conflicts of our time.





In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences

Cambridge University Press - For the first time, an anthropologist had managed to gain the trust and long-term friendship of street-level drug dealers in one of the roughest ghetto neighborhoods--East Harlem. He has conducted fieldwork in central america on ethnicity and social unrest and is the author of Ethnicity at Work: Divided Labor on a Central American Banana Plantation Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.

Philippe bourgois is professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. 1/e hb isbn 1996 0-521-43518-8 1/e pb isbn 1996 0-521-57460-9 Cambridge University Press. In a new epilogue bourgois brings up to date the stories of the people--Primo, Tony, Caesat, Luis, Candy--who readers come to know in this remarkable window onto the world of the inner city drug trade.

In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences - This new edition adds a prologue describing the major dynamics that have altered life on the streets of East Harlem in the seven years since the first edition. He is writing a book on homeless heroin addicts in San Francisco. Philippe bourgois's ethnographic study of social marginalization in inner-city America, won critical acclaim when it was first published in 1995.





High Stakes: Florida Seminole Gaming and Sovereignty

Duke University Press Books - This dramatic shift from poverty to relative economic security has created tangible benefits for tribal citizens, universal health insurance, including employment, and social services. Renewed political self-governance and economic strength have reversed decades of U. S. At the same time, gaming has brought new dilemmas to reservation communities and triggered outside accusations that Seminoles are sacrificing their culture by embracing capitalism.

In high stakes, Jessica R. In 1979, florida seminoles opened the first tribally operated high-stakes bingo hall in North America. Cattelino tells the story of Seminoles’ complex efforts to maintain politically and culturally distinct values in a time of new prosperity. Cattelino presents a vivid ethnographic account of the history and consequences of Seminole gaming.

High Stakes: Florida Seminole Gaming and Sovereignty - They do so in part, she argues, through relations of interdependency with others. Used book in Good Condition. Through analyses of seminole housing, museum and language programs, legal disputes, and everyday activities, she shows how Seminoles use gaming revenue to enact their sovereignty. At the time, their annual budget stood at less than $2 million.

By 2006, net income from gaming had surpassed $600 million. Settler-state control.





Indigenous Media in Mexico: Culture, Community, and the State

Duke University Press Books - Cambridge University Press. Funded by the federal government as part of its "pluriculturalist" policy of the 1990s, video indígena programs became social processes through which indigenous communities in Oaxaca and Chiapas engendered alternative public spheres and aligned themselves with local and regional autonomy movements.

Her analysis of projects from community-based media initiatives in Oaxaca to the transnational Chiapas Media Project highlights variations in cultural identity and autonomy based on specific histories of marginalization, accommodation, and resistance. Used book in Good Condition. In indigenous media in mexico, erica Cusi Wortham explores the use of video among indigenous peoples in Mexico as an important component of their social and political activism.

Indigenous Media in Mexico: Culture, Community, and the State - . Drawing on her in-depth ethnographic research among indigenous mediamakers in Mexico, hemispheric network of indigenous media producers; and complicates the notion of a unified, Wortham traces their shifting relationship with Mexican cultural agencies; situates their work within a broader, homogeneous indigenous identity.





Abortion & the Politics of Motherhood

University of California Press - Cambridge University Press. She draws data from twenty years of public documents and newspaper accounts, as well as over two hundred interviews with both pro-life and pro-choice activists. Used book in Good Condition. In this important study of the abortion controversy in the United States, Kristin Luker examines the issues, people, and beliefs on both sides of the abortion conflict.

She argues that moral positions on abortion are intimately tied to views on sexual behavior, technology, family life, the care of children, and the importance of the individual.





Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States

Duke University Press - Mohawk interruptus is a bold challenge to dominant thinking in the fields of Native studies and anthropology. Audra simpson thinks through this politics of refusal, which stands in stark contrast to the politics of cultural recognition. Cambridge University Press. Belying that notion, mohawk Interruptus calls for and demonstrates more robust and evenhanded forms of inquiry into indigenous politics in the teeth of settler governance.

Finally, simpson critiques anthropologists and political scientists, whom, she argues, have too readily accepted the assumption that the colonial project is complete. Duke university Press Books. Used book in Good Condition. Like many iroquois peoples, they insist on the integrity of Haudenosaunee governance and refuse American or Canadian citizenship.

Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States - Tracing the implications of refusal, Simpson argues that one sovereign political order can exist nested within a sovereign state, albeit with enormous tension around issues of jurisdiction and legitimacy. The kahnawà:ke mohawks are part of the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy. Combining political theory with ethnographic research among the Mohawks of Kahnawà:ke, a reserve community in what is now southwestern Quebec, Audra Simpson examines their struggles to articulate and maintain political sovereignty through centuries of settler colonialism.





The Cocktail Waitress: Women's Work in a Man's World

Waveland Pr Inc - They describe in detail the day-to-day lives of women and the meaning of work for women in a man's world. Duke university Press Books. Its objective presentation of the waitress casts light on significant social issues and the role of women in today's society, together with the manner in which female-male roles are interlocked.

A 1975 classic, this highly readable, in-depth study examines a familiar female role in contemporary American society. The work teaches important social science concepts while always dealing with the college student's own world. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Cambridge University Press.

The Cocktail Waitress: Women's Work in a Man's World - The authors apply fieldwork methods to the study of social behavior in a college bar--as viewed from the perspective of cocktail waitresses. Not a feminist tract, their book provides a wealth of empirical data on the nature of being female in our culture. The cocktail waitress examines female/male relationships as well as patterns of male dominance in social interaction, and shows how these are linked to more general issues in anthropology.





Turf Wars: Discourse, Diversity, and the Politics of Place

Wiley-Blackwell - Draws on linguistic anthropology and discourse analysis to provide insight into the ways that local activity shapes larger urban social processes. Cambridge University Press. Duke university Press Books. Discusses such issues as public toilets and public urination, the "morality" of co-ops and condos, and characterizations of "good" girls and "bad" boys.

Used book in Good Condition. Turf wars: discourse, diversity, and the Politics of Place is the fascinating story of an urban neighborhood undergoing rapid gentrification. Explores how members of a multi-ethnic, DC, multi-class Washington, community deploy language to legitimize themselves as community members while discrediting others.

Turf Wars: Discourse, Diversity, and the Politics of Place - Draws also on cultural geography and urban anthropology. Used book in Good Condition.





Nuclear Rites

University of California Press - Used book in Good Condition. Linking the emergence of the anti-nuclear movement to shifting gender roles and the development of postindustrial capitalism, Gusterson concludes that the scientists and protesters are alike in surprising ways, and that both cultures reflect the hopes and anxieties of an increasingly threatened middle class.

Gusterson also examines the anti-nuclear movement, concluding that the scientists and protesters are alike in surprising ways, with both cultures reflecting the hopes and anxieties of an increasingly threatened middle class. In a lively, gusterson analyzes the ethics and politics of laboratory employees, the effects of security regulations on the scientists' private lives, wide-ranging account, and the role of nuclear tests—beyond the obvious scientific one—as rituals of initiation and transcendence.

Nuclear Rites - University of California Press. Duke university Press Books. Based on fieldwork at the lawrence livermore national Laboratory—the facility that designed the neutron bomb and the warhead for the MX missile—Nuclear Rites takes the reader deep inside the top-secret culture of a nuclear weapons lab. He discovers that many of the scientists are Christians, deeply convinced of the morality of their work, and a number are liberals who opposed the Vietnam War and the Reagan-Bush agenda.

He shows how the scientists learn to identify in an almost romantic way with the power of the machines they design—machines they do not fear. In the 1980s the "world behind the fence" was thrown into crisis by massive anti-nuclear protests at the gates of the lab and by the end of the Cold War. Cambridge University Press.





The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism First Peoples: New Directions Indigenous

Univ Of Minnesota Press - Used book in Good Condition. In the transit of Empire, Jodi A. Empire expands itself through a transferable “Indianness” that facilitates acquisitions of lands, territories, and resources. Examining an array of literary texts, historical moments, and pending legislations—from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma’s vote in 2007 to expel Cherokee Freedmen to the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill—Byrd demonstrates that inclusion into the multicultural cosmopole does not end colonialism as it is purported to do.

In 1761 and again in 1768, european scientists raced around the world to observe the transit of Venus, a rare astronomical event in which the planet Venus passes in front of the sun. Imperial history. Empire. Byrd contends that the colonization of american indian and indigenous nations is the necessary ground from which to reimagine a future where the losses of indigenous peoples are not only visible and, in turn, grieveable, but where indigenous peoples have agency to transform life on their own lands and on their own terms.

The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism First Peoples: New Directions Indigenous - Duke university Press Books. Byrd argues that contemporary U. S. University of California Press. Used book in Good Condition.





Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship

Columbia University Press - University of California Press. Used book in Good Condition. This classic text, friendship, draws upon fieldwork and interviews to explore the ways gay men and lesbians are constructing their own notions of kinship by drawing on the symbolism of love, originally published in 1991 and now revised and updated to include a new preface, and biology.

Used book in Good Condition. Duke university Press Books. Cambridge University Press. Families we Choose Lesbians Gays Kinship.