240 pp., 6 x 9, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5988-9
Published: December 2009
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-9534-4
Published: December 2009
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Contributors to this volume build on Mintzean interdisciplinarity to provide productive ways to theorize the everyday life of local groups and communities, nation-states, and regions and the interconnections among them. Consisting of theoretical and case studies of Latin America, North America, the Caribbean, and Papua New Guinea, Empirical Futures demonstrates how Mintzean perspectives advance our understanding of the relationship among empirical approaches, the uses of ethnographic and historical data and theory-building, and the study of these from both local and global vantage points.
George Baca, Goucher College
Frederick Cooper, New York University
Virginia R. Dominguez, University of Illinois
Frederick Errington, Trinity College
Deborah Gewertz, Amherst College
Juan Giusti-Cordero, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras
Aisha Khan, New York University
Samuel Martínez, University of Connecticut
Stephan Palmié, University of Chicago
Jane Schneider, City University of New York Graduate Center
Rebecca J. Scott, University of Michigan
About the Authors
George Baca is assistant professor of anthropology at Goucher College.
For more information about George Baca, visit the Author Page.
Aisha Khan is associate professor of anthropology at New York University.
For more information about Aisha Khan, visit the Author Page.
Stephan Palmie is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago.
For more information about Stephan Palmié, visit the Author Page.
"Offers the reader a wide range of stimulating essays that are a fitting tribute to Mintz's distinctive approach to a historical anthropology."--Hispanic American Historical Review
"Sidney Mintz is a major intellectual figure and the issues that he has explored in his work are engaging to scholars in a variety of disciplines. This stimulating anthology draws on multiple Mintzian insights to trace new directions for interdisciplinary research."--Barbara Weinstein, New York University
"This very impressive volume offers high levels of scholarship, originality, and contribution to contemporary debate. The essays provide an interesting and genuinely insightful look into the notions of global, racial, and cultural contact."--Olivia Harris, London School of Economics