Life in America: Identity and Everyday Experience

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Lee Baker
Wiley, Aug 29, 2003 - Social Science - 464 pages
Life in America: Identity and Everyday Experience is a fascinating collection of readings that explores how people negotiate identity in the United States today.
  • Brings together readings that provide a thoroughly engaging and fascinating look at central issues of identity and what it means to be American.
  • Explores the tension between identity and identification to help readers begin to understand how people creatively confront the perks and perils of identity in the United States.
  • Offers a look at a wide range of subjects including: violence and video games, queer pilgrimages to San Francisco, Filipina critiques of "sleeping around," and the significance of "lowriders" in Hispano/Chicano culture.

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About the author (2003)

Lee D. Baker is Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African & African American Studies at Duke University. He is author of From Savage to Negro: Anthropology and the Construction of Race, 1896–1954 (1998). He is president elect of the Society for the Anthropology of North America.

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