Table of contents for Reflecting on America : anthropological views on U.S. culture / [edited by] Clare L. Boulanger.

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PART ONE The Land and Its People	000
Introduction: We Have Met the Nacirema, and They Are Us(ans) (Clare L. 
Boulanger)	000
References
1. Usans: "The Real People" Confront Globalization (Clare L. Boulanger)	000
PART TWO Myth and Ritual	000
2. A Pilgrimage to the Past: Civil War Reenactors at Gettysburg (Matthew H. Amster)
	000
Who Are Civil War Reenactors?	000
"Civil War moments"	000
Authenticity and Experience: Some Final Thoughts	000
Questions for Further Discussion	000
References	000
3. Mining History: Small Town Histories and Celebrations among the Nacirema 
(Barry P. Michrina)	000
Exercise	000
References000
4. Metakinesis: How God Becomes Intimate in Contemporary U.S. Christianity 
(Tanya M. Luhrmann)	000
The Ethnography	000
Cognitive/Linguistic Knowledge: the Lexicon	000
Cognitive/Linguistic Knowledge: Syntax	000
Cognitive/Linguistic Knowledge: Conversion Narrative	000
Metakinesis	000
Relational Practice	000
Discussion	000
Questions for Further Discussion	000
References	000
5. Paradise Is for Pussies: Star Trek and the Myth of the Bad Mother (Clare L. 
Boulanger)	000
Exercise	000
References	000
6. Being vs. Doing in International Sports (Conrad P. Kottak)	000
Exercise	000
PART THREE Economy, Society, Power	000
7. Consuming America (Richard Wilk)	000
The Comforts of Home	000
The Seat of Power	000
Together but Separate	000
The Good Life?	000
Just Rewards?	000
Take a Chair	000
Exercise	000
References	000
8. The Button: Not a Simple Notion (Paul Grebinger)	000
Technology of Button Making: Material Infrastructure	000
An Industry Transformed: Human Materialist Analysis	000
Not a Simple Notion	000
Exercise	000
References	000
9. Consuming New Hampshire's Nature: Changing Views of the White Mountains 
(John W. Burton)	000
Nature, Part 1	000
Nature, Part 2	000
Nature, Part 3.	000
Nature, Part 4	000
Nature in the 1970s	000
Some Reflections	000
Questions for Further Discussion	000
References	000
10. The Female World of Cards and Holidays: Women, Families, and the Work of 
Kinship (Micaela di Leonardo)	000
Questions for Further Discussion	000
Notes	000
11. Fort Bragg on the Verge of a New Century: Military Restructuring, Civilian 
Camouflage, and Hot Peace (Catherine Lutz)	000
Civilian Camouflage: The New Military Politics	000
Questions for Further Discussion	000
References	000
12. Explorations of Class and Consciousness in the United States (E. Paul 
Durrenberger)	000
Class?	000
The middle class?	000
The Working Class?	000
Conclusions	000
What kind of lawyers are these?	000
Questions for Further Discussion	000
References	000
13. Welcome to an East Harlem Shooting Gallery (Philippe Bourgois)	000
Conclusion: Confronting Inner-City Apartheid	000
Exercise	000
References	000
14. Mickey, Nicky, and Barbie: Kinderculture in America (Richard H. Robbins)	000
The Construction of Childhood	000
The Curriculum of Kinderculture	000
The Masking of Reality	000
So, What Can We Do about It?	000
Taking Back Our Culture	000
The Family Curriculum in Kinderculture	000
Gender: Women as Altruist-Shoppers	000
The Collective Other	000
Parents	000
Schools	000
Hold Corporations Responsible for What They Do	000
Exercise	000
References	000
PART FOUR Language and Thought	000
15. Nuf and E-Nuf among the Nacirema (Robert Myers)	000
Questions for Further Discussion	000
Notes	000
References	000
16. Gunspeak: The Influence of America's Gun Culture on Everyday Communication 
(Robert Myers)	000
U.S. Gun Culture	000
Conclusion	000
Gunspeak	000
Questions for Further Discussion	000
Note	000
Further Reading	000
References	000
17. American Cultural Denial: The Cats' Compass (E. L. Cerroni-Long)	000
The Cultural Context of American Anthropology	000
Behavior Is the Key	000
Ethnogenesis and the CATs	000
The CATs' Compass	000
Exercise	000
References	000
18. Dangerous Assumptions of American Culture (Mark Nathan Cohen)	000
"Freedom"	000
Property	000
The Profit Motive	000
"Efficiency"	000
Economic Growth and "Progress"	000
"Manifest Destiny"	000
Control of Nature	000
The real limits to freedoms	000
The perception of unlimited freedom	000
Selective application	000
Exercise	000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Anthropology -- United States -- History.
Anthropology -- United States -- Philosophy.
Ethnology -- United States -- Philosophy.
United States -- Civilization -- 1945-.
United States -- Ethnic relations.