Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Nagle spent a decade with sanitation people of all ranks to learn what it takes to manage Gotham's garbage. As quickly as it accumulates, it's hauled away. Nagle offers an insider's perspective on the complex hierarchies, intricate rules, and obscure language unique to this mostly invisible world. Nagle's passion for the subject really comes to life.

The new york timesnew york City produces more than twelve thousand tons of household trash and recyclables a day. She even took the job herself, public abuse, driving trucks and plowing snow while enduring the physical aches, and risk of injury that are constant realities of the job. But who makes that happen? what's life like for the workers with careers built around garbage? In Picking Up, the anthropologist Robin Nagle takes us inside New York City's Department of Sanitation, a largely unseen and often unloved army responsible for keeping the city alive.

Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City - Not just a contemporary account, Picking Up charts New York City's four-hundred-year struggle with trash. It traces the city's waste-management efforts from a time when filth overwhelmed the streets to today's far more vigorous practices, which have made the city cleaner than it's been in decades. Complete with vividly evoked characters and memorable descriptions of the sights and smells of the job, Picking Up reveals the vital role sanitation workers play in every city across the globe.

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The Dobe Ju/'Hoansi Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology

Wadsworth Publishing - This classic, beliefs, foragers of the dobe area of the Kalahari Desert describes a people's reactions to the forces of modernization, social structure, detailing relatively recent changes to !Kung rituals, bestselling study of the !Kung San, marriage and kinship system. Since the publication of the third edition in 2003, Richard Lee has made eight further trips to the Kalahari, the most recent in 2010 and 2011.

This fourth edition chronicles and bears witness to these evolving social conditions and their impacts on lives of the Ju/'hoansi. Use of the name ju/'hoansi meaning "real people" acknowledges their new sense of empowerment. It documents their determination to take hold of their own destiny, despite exploitation of their habitat and relentless development to assert their political rights and revitalize their communities.

The Dobe Ju/'Hoansi Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology - . The dobe and nyae nyae areas have continued to transform and the people have had to respond and adapt to the pressures of capitalist economics and bureaucratic governance of the Namibian and Botswana states.





Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Cengage Learning - The book's engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century. Using engaging stories and clear writing, humanity: an introduction to culturaL ANTHROPOLOGY, Tenth Edition, introduces cultural anthropology within a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change.

The authors emphasize the diversity of humanity and reveal why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical in the modern world. Wadsworth Publishing Company. Peoples and bailey focus on the social and cultural consequences of globalization, emphasizing culture change and world problems.

Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - As you explore contemporary issues including recent debates on gay marriage, and the survival of indigenous cultures, population growth, hunger, cultural and economic globalization, you will gain a better understanding of the cultural information you need to successfully navigate in today's global economy.





Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village

Anchor - Wadsworth Publishing Company. A delightful, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, well-written, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman. This volume gives a unique insight into a part of the Midddle Eastern life seldom seen by the West.

A most enjoyable book abouut Muslim women--simple, human, dignified, colorful, sad and humble as the life they lead. Muhsin mahdi, jewett Professor of Arabic Literature, Harvard Unversity.





Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States California Series in Public Anthropology

University of California Press - He trekked with his companions illegally through the desert into Arizona and was jailed with them before they were deported. He lived with indigenous families in the mountains of Oaxaca and in farm labor camps in the U. S. Planted and harvested corn, picked strawberries, and accompanied sick workers to clinics and hospitals.

Fresh fruit, broken bodies provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. An anthropologist and md in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, Holmes shows how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care.

Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States California Series in Public Anthropology - Holmes’s material is visceral and powerful. All of the book award money and royalties from the sales of this book have been donated to farm worker unions, farm worker organizations and farm worker projects in consultation with farm workers who appear in the book. Wadsworth Publishing Company. University of California Press.

. This “embodied anthropology” deepens our theoretical understanding of the ways in which social inequalities and suffering come to be perceived as normal and natural in society and in health care.





Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Cengage Learning - Wadsworth Publishing Company. The authors emphasize the diversity of humanity and reveal why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical in the modern world. Using engaging stories and clear writing, eleventh edition, humanity: an introDUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, introduces cultural anthropology within a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change.

The book's engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century. As you explore contemporary issues including recent debates on gay marriage, hunger, cultural and economic globalization, population growth, and the survival of indigenous cultures, you will gain a better understanding of the cultural information you need to successfully navigate in today's global economy.

Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - Peoples and bailey focus on the social and cultural consequences of globalization, emphasizing culture change and world problems. University of California Press.





Introducing Cultural Anthropology

McGraw-Hill Education - University of California Press. Used book in Good Condition. This edition continues to provide students with the opportunity to explore anthropology's relevance to their own lives. Try this" exercises encourage students to think critically and apply anthropological concepts, perspectives and methods, and the "Anthropology Around Us" boxes focus on the application of anthropological concepts featured in each chapter.

Wadsworth Publishing Company. Introducing cultural anthropology, is an approachable, a short yet comprehensive anchor text, full-color introduction to cultural anthropology. Unique opening vignettes draw students into each chapter while the rich visual program allows professors to use a brief text without sacrificing visual appeal.





Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Wadsworth Publishing - The book's engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century. Using engaging stories and clear writing, ninth edition, cengage advantage books: humanity: an introducTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, introduces cultural anthropology within a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change.

Peoples and bailey focus on the social and cultural consequences of globalization, emphasizing culture change and world problems. Wadsworth Publishing Company. University of California Press. As you explore more contemporary issues, and the survival of indigenous cultures, population growth, including recent debates on gay marriage, cultural and economic globalization, hunger, you will gain a better understanding of the cultural information you need to successfully navigate in today's global economy.

Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - The authors emphasize the diversity of humanity and reveal why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical in the modern world. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.





Asking Questions About Cultural Anthropology: A Concise Introduction

Oxford University Press - The book covers the essential concepts, terms, a reader, and history of cultural anthropology, articles, introducing students to the widely accepted fundamentals and providing a foundation that can be enriched by the use of ethnographies, lectures, field-based activities, and other kinds of supplements.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. It balances concise coverage of essential content with a commitment to an active, learner-centered pedagogy. Wadsworth Publishing Company. This approach demonstrates how anthropological thinking can be used as a tool for deciphering everyday experiences.

Asking Questions About Cultural Anthropology: A Concise Introduction - Unlike textbooks that emphasize the memorization of facts, Asking Questions About Cultural Anthropology: A Concise Introduction teaches students how to think anthropologically, helping them view cultural issues as an anthropologist might. University of California Press. Oxford Univ Pr.





Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Broadway Books - Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. Named one of the best books of the year by president barack obama • the new york times book review • the boston globe • the washington post • npr • entertainment Weekly • The New Yorker • Bloomberg • Esquire • BuzzFeed • Fortune • San Francisco Chronicle • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • St.

University of California Press. Oxford Univ Pr. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Louis post-dispatch • politico • the week • chicago public library • bookpage • kirkus reviews • library journal •  publishers weekly • booklist • shelf awarenesswinner of: the national book critics circle award for nonfiction • the pen/john kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction • The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction • The Hillman Prize for Book Journalism • The PEN/New England Award • The Chicago Tribune Heartland PrizeFINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE AND THE KIRKUS PRIZE“Evicted stands among the very best of the social justice books.

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City - Ann patchett, author of bel Canto and Commonwealth “Gripping and moving—tragic, too. Jesmyn ward, author of salvage the Bones “Evicted is that rare work that has something genuinely new to say about poverty. San francisco Chronicle Wadsworth Publishing Company. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” the nation, “vivid and unsettling” New York Review of Books,  Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems.





Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

University of Chicago Press - University Of Chicago Press. University of California Press. Crying for our elders advances current discussions on humanitarianism, children’s studies, orphanhood, and kinship. But in crying for Our Elders, anthropologist Kristen E. Through ethnographic fieldwork and collaborative research with children in Uganda, Cheney traces how the “best interest” principle that governs children’s’ rights can stigmatize orphans and leave children in the post-antiretroviral era even more vulnerable to exploitation.

. Oxford Univ Pr. Wadsworth Publishing Company. She explains how the global humanitarian focus on orphanhood often elides the social and political circumstances that actually present the greatest adversity to vulnerable children—in effect deepening the crisis and thereby affecting children’s lives as irrevocably as HIV/AIDS itself.

Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS - Used book in Good Condition. By exploring the unique experience of aids orphanhood through the eyes of children, and policymakers, Cheney shows that despite the extreme challenges of growing up in the era of HIV/AIDS, caregivers, the post-ARV generation still holds out hope for the future. Over the past twenty years, international NGOs and charities have devoted immense attention to the millions of African children orphaned by the disease.

Cheney argues that these humanitarian groups have misread the ‘orphan crisis’. Used book in Good Condition. She details the dramatic effects this has on traditional family support and child protection and stresses child empowerment over pity.