Agents of Change in Bullet Tree Falls: How a Village in Belize Responded to Influences of Globalization,
1st Edition

Andrew Gordon

ISBN-13: 9781133604495 | ISBN-10: 1133604498

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 192 pages

List Price USD $27.95


This engaging and straightforward text enhances your awareness of changes happening throughout the world, all by examining the microcosm of a single community. You will hear the conversations, view the changing scene that villagers experience, and hear directly from those who try valiantly, and sometimes fail, to change the lives of villagers. The book contains four case studies, each featuring the author's exploration of a different initiative intended to effect community change. You will gain an understanding about how adopting an anthropological perspective may help you improve your daily life and be a more responsible and effective observer and participant in society, regardless of the occupation you choose, as a member of a household or workplace, or as a citizen of a community, nation, or the world.

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Meet the Authors

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Andrew J. Gordon, associate professor at the University of Houston, is an applied cultural anthropologist. His work in Belize includes directing an ethnographic field school that started in 2003, following earlier applied work in the country on the prevention of dengue fever. In addition to a PhD in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin, the author holds a master's degree in public health. Combining his expertise in these two areas, he has spent considerable time both in conducting ethnographic research in West Africa and the Dominican Republic and in consulting about problems related to health and development for the United States Agency for International Development, the Pan American Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and The World Bank.

  • The book’s writing style is student-friendly and information-packed, while the personalities and adventures of the characters engage students and make the pages come alive.
  • The case studies convey the experience of doing fieldwork and enhance students’ historical and contemporary awareness of changes happening throughout the world, all by examining the microcosm of a single community.

Table of Contents

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1. Contemplating a Study of Change.
2. Cultural Heritage Tourism.
3. The Rastafarian Transformation.
4. The Cooperative Movement.
5. Converts for Evangelicals.
6. Rethinking Globalization and Change.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Globalization and Change in Fifteen Cultures

Explore cultural change with GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGE IN FIFTEEN CULTURES: BORN IN ONE WORLD, LIVING IN ANOTHER! Composed of original articles, this anthology brings anthropology to life and reflects a world changed by globalization and an anthropology committed to documenting the effects of the vast cultural flows of people, information, goods, and technology, now in motion the world over. Examples of global coverage include the Bedouin in Sudan, Mardu in Australia, Sambia in New Guinea, Canela in Brazil, Yolmo in Nepal, Ju/Hoansi in Namibia, Minangkabau in Sumatra, Scottish crofters, Greek villagers, Chinese minorities, the Aztecs and Yucatecans in Mexico, and Mexican immigrants, African-American gang members, and Wisconsin town residents in the U.S.A.

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Agents of Change in Bullet Tree Falls

  • ISBN-10: 1133604498
  • ISBN-13: 9781133604495

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