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The Resource Why America's top pundits are wrong : anthropologists talk back, edited by Catherine Besteman and Hugh Gusterson

Why America's top pundits are wrong : anthropologists talk back, edited by Catherine Besteman and Hugh Gusterson

Label
Why America's top pundits are wrong : anthropologists talk back
Title
Why America's top pundits are wrong
Title remainder
anthropologists talk back
Statement of responsibility
edited by Catherine Besteman and Hugh Gusterson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this fresh, literate, and biting critique of current thinking on some of today's most important and controversial topics, leading anthropologists take on some of America's top pundits. This absorbing collection of essays subjects such popular commentators as Thomas Friedman, Samuel Huntington, Robert Kaplan, and Dinesh D'Souza to cold, hard scrutiny and finds that their writing is often misleadingly simplistic, culturally ill-informed, and politically dangerous. Mixing critical reflection with insights from their own fieldwork, twelve distinguished anthropologists respond by offering fresh perspectives on globalization, ethnic violence, social justice, and the biological roots of behavior. They take on such topics as the collapse of Yugoslavia, the consumer practices of the American poor, American foreign policy in the Balkans, and contemporary debates over race, welfare, and violence against women. In the clear, vigorous prose of the pundits themselves, these contributors reveal the hollowness of what often passes as prevailing wisdom and passionately demonstrate the need for a humanistically complex and democratic understanding of the contemporary world. Available: November 2004 Pub Date: January 2005
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Besteman, Catherine Lowe
  • Gusterson, Hugh
Series statement
California series in public anthropology
Series volume
13
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  • Mass media and anthropology
  • Communication and society
  • Communication in anthropology
  • Communication
  • Specialists
  • Common fallacies
  • Médias et anthropologie
  • Communication
  • Communication en anthropologie
  • Communication
  • Spécialistes
  • Erreurs populaires
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Common fallacies
  • Communication in anthropology
  • Communication
  • Mass media and anthropology
  • Specialists
  • Culturele antropologie
  • Massamedia
  • Debatten
  • Kulturanthropologie
  • Populärwissenschaftliche Darstellung
  • Kritik
  • Anthropologie
  • Kulturpolitik
  • Kommunikation
Label
Why America's top pundits are wrong : anthropologists talk back, edited by Catherine Besteman and Hugh Gusterson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-266) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Globalization and Thomas Friedman
  • Angelique Haugerud
  • On the Lexus and the Olive Tree, by Thomas L. Friedman
  • Ellen Hertz and Laura Nader
  • Extrastate globalization of the illicit
  • Carolyn Nordstrom
  • Class politics and scavenger anthropology in Dinesh D'Souza's Virtue of Prosperity
  • Kath Weston
  • Sex on the brain : A Natural History of Rape and the dubious doctrines of evolutionary psychology
  • Stefan Helmreich and Heather Paxson
  • Seven deadly sins of Samuel Huntington
  • Anthropology and The Bell Curve
  • Jonathan Marks
  • Hugh Gusterson
  • Samuel Huntington, meet the Nuer : kinship, local knowledge, and the clash of civilizations
  • Keith Brown
  • Haunted by the imaginations of the past : Robert Kaplan's Balkan Ghosts
  • Tone Bringa
  • Why I disagree with Robert Kaplan
  • Catherine Besteman
Control code
ocm57516759
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (282 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781598750089
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt4vfw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57516759
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Why America's top pundits are wrong : anthropologists talk back, edited by Catherine Besteman and Hugh Gusterson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-266) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Globalization and Thomas Friedman
  • Angelique Haugerud
  • On the Lexus and the Olive Tree, by Thomas L. Friedman
  • Ellen Hertz and Laura Nader
  • Extrastate globalization of the illicit
  • Carolyn Nordstrom
  • Class politics and scavenger anthropology in Dinesh D'Souza's Virtue of Prosperity
  • Kath Weston
  • Sex on the brain : A Natural History of Rape and the dubious doctrines of evolutionary psychology
  • Stefan Helmreich and Heather Paxson
  • Seven deadly sins of Samuel Huntington
  • Anthropology and The Bell Curve
  • Jonathan Marks
  • Hugh Gusterson
  • Samuel Huntington, meet the Nuer : kinship, local knowledge, and the clash of civilizations
  • Keith Brown
  • Haunted by the imaginations of the past : Robert Kaplan's Balkan Ghosts
  • Tone Bringa
  • Why I disagree with Robert Kaplan
  • Catherine Besteman
Control code
ocm57516759
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (282 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781598750089
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt4vfw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57516759
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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