This book reviews the history of micro/macro issues in anthropology and provides a framework for a more systematic examination of potential linkages among levels. It also provides empirical examples of the articulation of micro/macro theory and methods in sociocultural research.
1. Microlevel/Macrolevel Linkages: An Introduction to the Issues and a Framework for Analysis 2. The Micro-Macro Nexus: Typology, Process, and System 3. Regulation and Natural Selection in the Micro/Macro Perspective 4. The Boundaries of Rural Stratification Systems 5. Local History in Global Context: Social and Economic Transitions in Western Guatemala 6. Bringing the Period Down: Government and Squatter Settlement Confront Induced Abortion in Ecuador 7. The Political Economy of Rural Transformation: A Mexican Case 8. Microcosmic and Macrocosmic Processes of Agrarian Change in Southern Honduras: The Cattle are Eating the Forest 9. Methodology in Macro-Micro Studies