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About this product
- DescriptionA complete ethnography of an Afro-American community in the USA. Set in a town in the Deep South, it describes how the people struggled to build families, develop capital, and create a community after freedom , almost three-quarters of a century after emancipation.
- Author BiographyHortense Powdermaker (1900-1970) in 1938 joined the newly established Queens College in New York City and founded its department of anthropology and sociology. Holding many distinguished positions in the field, she served as president of the American Ethnological Society from 1946-1947. In 1968 she retired from Queens College as professor emeritus and moved to California. She became a research associate of the Department of Anthropology at Berkeley and began a study of youth culture on the Berkeley campus. Her many books include Hollywood, the Dream Factory: An Anthropologist Looks at the Movie-Makers and Stranger and Friend: The Way of an Anthropologist. Brackette F. Williams is professor of anthropology and director of the African American Studies Program at the University of Arizona and an editorial associate for American Ethnologist. Drexel Glenn Woodson is assistant research anthropologist, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona.
- Author(s)Hortense Powdermaker
- PublisherUniversity of Wisconsin Press
- Date of Publication28/02/1993
- GenreSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleNew Directions in Anthropological Writing S.
- Place of PublicationWisconsin
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Wisconsin Press
- Width139 mm
- Height216 mm
- Introduction byBrackette F. Williams,Drexel Woodson
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
- Edition StatementNew edition
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