SUNY series in Anthropological Studies of Contemporary Issues

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Petty Capitalists and Globalization

Examines how small firms, like large ones, are mobilizing to compete in a global economy.

Circle of Goods

Studies how women in a reservation economy have creatively responded to federal policy.

Culture, Economy, Power

Confronts major questions facing anthropology, Marxist theory, cultural studies, feminism, and history.

Intentional Community

Uses classical anthropological theory to understand “intentional communities” in the United States.

Pigs, Profits, and Rural Communities

Using the pork production industry as an example, this book illuminates the processes and consequences of agricultural industrialization for the social, economic, human, environmental, and political health of the rural United States.

Symbols, Conflict, and Identity

This book investigates cultural and social identity in contemporary complex societies, focusing especially on Eastern Europe. Mach explains the role of symbols and symbolic forms in he relations between ...


Manaus, an urban-industrial center in the Amazon, serves in this book as a microcosmic case of dependent capitalist development in Latin America. With the creation of a Free Trade Zone and a strong program ...

Refugees of a Hidden War

Political violence and military repression have displaced some two million people in Central America in the 1980s. While conflict elsewhere in Central America has received considerable attention, the ...