Assault on Paradise: Social Change in a Brazilian Village

Assault on Paradise Social Change in a Brazilian Village This is a revision of a highly readable instructive and entertaining ethnography for use as a supplemental text in introductory anthropology courses The text chronicles the rapid social and economic

  • Title: Assault on Paradise: Social Change in a Brazilian Village
  • Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
  • ISBN: 9780072901801
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a revision of a highly readable, instructive, and entertaining ethnography for use as a supplemental text in introductory anthropology courses The text chronicles the rapid social and economic change in Arembepe, a Brazilian coastal fishing village, where the author conducted anthropological fieldwork from 1962 to the present This revision brings his research upThis is a revision of a highly readable, instructive, and entertaining ethnography for use as a supplemental text in introductory anthropology courses The text chronicles the rapid social and economic change in Arembepe, a Brazilian coastal fishing village, where the author conducted anthropological fieldwork from 1962 to the present This revision brings his research up to date with events that have occurred in this community in the 1990 s, focusing primarily on the impact of modernization, technology and mass media This ethnography can be used on its own, or in conjunction with any introductory anthropology text, but works particularly well with, Mirror for Humanity, 2 e 1999 also by Conrad Kottak The coinciding publication of these two books offers professors the chance to give their students a brief text by a leading anthropologist, along with his most successful ethnography.

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    1. This is an intensive case study of a (once) isolated little fishing village in Brazil called Arembepe. The Anthropologist who started his undergraduate work there returns every few years to understand the updates and changes within the community, which rapidly gains things like electricity, plumbing, etc, in the sight of a factory (that consequently pollutes the area) and tourism, both brought on by the completion of a highway. The most interesting parts were the stories of Kottak's good friends [...]

    2. So far, I'm not too fond of it but then again i have to read it for my cultural anthropology class & I'm not too fond of that class either.

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