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The Environment in Anthropology

Contemporary Asian America

A Reader in Ecology, Culture, and Sustainable Living, Second Edition

A Multidisciplinary Reader, Third Edition

Edited by Nora Haenn, Richard R. Wilk, and Allison Harnish

Praise for The First Edition “[A] solid demonstration of the contributions of anthropology to understanding and developing solutions to environmental problems.” Environmental Conservation The Environment in Anthropology presents the study of ecology and the environment from an anthropological point of view. The editors pose the most urgent questions of environmental protection: How are environmental problems mediated by cultural values? What are the environmental effects of urbanization? When do environmentalists’ goals and actions conflict with those of indigenous peoples? How can we assess the impact of “environmentally correct” businesses? They also cover the fundamental topics of population growth, large scale development, biodiversity conservation, sustainable environmental management, consumption, and globalization. This revised edition addresses new topics such as water, toxic waste, neoliberalism, environmental history, environmental activism, and REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), and it situates anthropology in the multi-disciplinary field of environmental research. The Environment in Anthropology continues to provide the ideal introduction to a burgeoning field.

NORA HAENN is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Arizona State University. She is author of Fields of Power, Forests of Discontent: Culture, Conservation, and the State in Mexico. RICHARD WILK is Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Indiana University and the author of Economics and Cultures: Foundations of Economic Anthropology. ALLISON HARNISH is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Albion College (MI).

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Edited by Min Zhou and Anthony C. Ocampo

Contemporary Asian America a multidisciplinary reader third edition

“A superbly organized anthology... illuminating.” Xiaojian Zhao, University of California, Santa Barbara

Edited by min zhou and anthony c. ocampo

When Contemporary Asian America was first published in 2000, it exposed its readers to the formation and development of Asian American studies as an academic field of study, from its inception as part of the ethnic consciousness movement of the 1960s to the systematic inquiry into more contemporary theoretical and practical issues facing Asian America at the century’s end. It was the first volume to integrate a broad range of interdisciplinary research and approaches from a social science perspective to assess the effects of immigration, community development, and socialization on Asian American communities. This updated third edition discusses the continued influence of September 11 on Asian American identity and citizenship, globalization on past and present waves of immigration, and the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and class on the experiences of Asian immigrants and their children. This critical text offers a broad overview of Asian American studies and the current state of Asian America.

MIN ZHOU is Tan Lark Sye Chair Professor of Sociology and Director of the Chinese Heritage Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as well as Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies and Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in U.S.-China Relations and Communications, UCLA. She is the author of Contemporary Chinese America. ANTHONY C. OCAMPO is Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University– Pomona and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the UC Riverside School of Public Policy. He is the author of The Latinos of Asia: How Filipinos Break the Rules of Race.

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NYU Press Spring 2016 Catalog  
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