Up, Down, and Sideways: Anthropologists Trace the Pathways of Power (Studies in Public and Applied Anthropology 7)

Up, Down, and Sideways: Anthropologists Trace the Pathways of Power (Studies in Public and Applied Anthropology 7)

By: Rachael Stryker (editor), Roberto Gonzalez (editor)Paperback

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Using a "vertical slice" approach, anthropologists critically analyze the relationship between undemocratic uses and abuses of power and the survival of the human species. The contributors scrutinize modern institutions in a variety of regions-from Russia and Mexico to South Korea and the U.S. Up, Down, and Sideways is an ethnographic examination of such phenomena as debtculture, global financial crises, food insecurity, indigenous land and resource appropriation, the mismanagement of health care, andcorporate surrogacy within family life. With a preface by Laura Nader, this isessential reading for anyone seeking solid theories and concrete methods to inform activist scholarship.

About Author

Rachael Stryker is Assistant Professor in the department of Human Development and Women's Studies at California State University, East Bay. Her work comparatively explores emotion socialization, with a focus on attachment formation and representation, and her publications include The Road to Evergreen: Adoption, Attachment Therapy, and the Promise of Family (Cornell, 2010), as well as articles for the Childhood, International Migration and Children and Youth Services Review journals. Roberto J. Gonzalez is Professor of Anthropology at San Jose State University and author of several books including Zapotec Science: Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca (Texas, 2001), American Counterinsurgency: Human Science and the Human Terrain (Prickly Paradigm, 2009), and Militarizing Culture: Essays on the Warfare State (Left Coast, 2010). He co-produced the documentary film Losing Knowledge: 50 Years of Change and is a founding member of the Network of Concerned Anthropologists.


ForewordLaura NaderIntroduction: On Studying Up, Down, and Sideways: What's at Stake?Roberto J. Gonzalez and Rachael StrykerPART I: STUDYING WEALTH AND POWERChapter 1. On Debt: Tracking the Shifting Role of the Debtor in U.S. Bankruptcy Legal PracticeLinda CocoChapter 2. On Commerce: Analyzing the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997-1998Jay OuChapter 3. On Bureaucracy: Excessively Up at the International Labour OrganisationEllen HertzPART II: STUDYING ENVIRONMENT AND SUBSISTENCEChapter 4. On Dispossession: The Work of Studying Up, Down, and Sideways in Guatemala's Indigenous LandRights MovementsLiza GrandiaChapter 5. On Food: Manufacturing Food Insecurity in Oaxaca, MexicoRoberto J. GonzalezChapter 6. On Environment: The "Broker State," Peruvian Hydrocarbons Policy, and the Camisea Gas ProjectPatricia Urteaga-CrovettoPART III: STUDYING RELATIONSHIPS AND BUREAUCRACIESChapter 7. On Family: Adoptive Parenting Up, Down, and SidewaysRachael StrykerChapter 8. On Truth: The Repressed Memory Wars from Top to BottomRobyn KligerChapter 9. On Common Sense: Lessons on Starting Over from Post-Soviet UkraineMonica EppingerChapter 10. On Caring: Solidarity Anthropology (or, How to Keep Health Care from Becoming Science Fiction)Adrienne PineOn Power: Concluding CommentsBarbara Rose Johnston, Roberto J. Gonzalez, and Rachael StrykerNotes on ContributorsReferences

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  • ISBN13: 9781785332234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 284
  • ID: 9781785332234
  • ISBN10: 1785332236

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