The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is the first instalment of The SAGE Handbook of the Social Sciences series and encompasses major specialities as well as key interdisciplinary themes relevant to the field. Globally, societies are facing major upheaval and change, and the social sciences are fundamental to the analysis of these issues, as well as the development of strategies for addressing them. This handbook provides a rich overview of the discipline and has a future focus whilst using international theories and examples throughout. The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is an essential resource for social scientists globally and contains a rich body of chapters on all major topics relevant to the field, whilst also presenting a possible road map for the future of the field. Part 1: Foundations; Part 2: Focal Areas; Part 3: Urgent Issues; and Part 4: Short Essays: Contemporary Critical Dynamics.
Sitting down to a meal links us more closely with other people across the globe than any other activity. Your chicken dinner with a side of broccoli and fruit salad may include contributions from chicken producers in the American south, Burmese refugees working in poultry processing plants, indigenous broccoli growers in Guatemala, and the undercompensated farmworkers in California, Costa Rica, and Chile who harvest your citrus, bananas, and apples. In addition to these people, your food is inextricably connected to the march of climate change, to the concentration of wealth among a very few at the top of a vertically integrated system, and to the forced migration of indigenous people and smallholder farmers across the globe. ...