Re: WANTED: A good ethnography on culture in the U.S.

karl h schwerin (schwerin@UNM.EDU)
Wed, 24 Jan 1996 15:40:42 -0700

On Mon, 22 Jan 1996, Rebecca Goolsby wrote:

> I am looking for a good, current ethnographic treatment of some culture,
> subculture or aspect of life in the U.S. suitable for an intro to
> cultural anthro course. In the past, I've used "Number Our Days," which
> is an engaging study of an American Jewish community center in
> California, but I'm getting tired of it and haven't come across another
> book I like as well. Something on Asian Americans, African American
> culture or a social problem/social issue (treated ethnographically) would
> be especially welcome. Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Becky Goolsby
> homepage:
> *check out the new HIV/AIDS stuff on my homepage!*
Becky -
It's been around for awhile, but Carol Stack's _All Our Kin_ is an
excellent study of a U.S. black community.

Karl Schwerin SnailMail: Dept. of Anthropology
Univ. of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131

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