"The only introductory anthropology text I have seen that has the courage not only to address current humanitarian issues of class and state, but to tackle the problems with a clear, logical, empirical ethnographic approach." Karaleah Reichart, University of North Carolina "Conversational, explanatory, and provocative, with a clear point of view on the contemporary world." Josiah Heyman, University of Texas at El Paso For novice readers who may not regard anthropology as relevant to today's headlines this book is a break-through. Durrenberger and Erem show how seeing the world through an anthropological lens enhances our understanding of such current topics as globalization, the new economy, jobs and careers, world trade, the condition of inner cities, and racial and ethnic relations. Written in lively prose the book is vital to any social science collection.
“The only introductory anthropology text I have ever seen that has the courage not only to address current humanitarian issues of class and state, but to tackle the problems head-on with a clear, logical, empirical ethnographic approach.”Kara Leah Reichart, University of North Carolina“Conversational, explanatory, and provocative, with a clear and strong point of view on the contemporary world. Undergraduate students will thrive on the immediacy of the writing, while professionals will savor the consistent theme of household versus suprahousehold political economy from simple societies to the contemporary world system.”Josiah Heyman, University of Texas at El Paso“Anthropology Unbound is the most refreshing text I’ve ever read, a genuine 'field guide' to the anthropological way of thinking and perceiving the world around us. The authors make the facts unforgettable, the graphs and charts clear and truly helpful, and the messages both substantial and provocative, exactly what is needed for courses in which critical thinking and discussion are valued.Bonnie J. McCay, Rutgers University“This is exactly the kind of text that I was needing to pull together my own research and the intro themes in a way that engages intro students. One of the best students said it was 'fascinating'. That is as good as it gets. On top of that, many of them are seeking extra-curricular outlets for getting involved in changing the system. They are finding the class to be empowering.”Barbara Dilly, Creighton University