- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Duke University Press; First Edition edition (December 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0822346877
- ISBN-13: 978-0822346876
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.6 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,781,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Surviving against the Odds is a work of very fine scholarship grounded in a deep understanding of Indonesia. Reading it, I learned a great deal about economic anthropology, blacksmithing (across a range of dimensions, from the supernatural to metallurgy), local life and labor in the Javanese village of Kajar, and the remarkable welter of development schemes and projects in play during the long period of S. Ann Dunham's research. Dunham knew the arcane world of development very well and her account of it is fascinating and important."--Donald Brenneis, University of California, Santa Cruz, past president of the American Anthropological Association
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"The greetings that the village women exchanged with Mom conveyed an intimacy that made clear they had fully taken each other's measure. Their connection had been established to a sufficient degree for laughter to be easy. Mom had come to a real understanding with them, it seemed, and not just the women; she was welcomed and trusted by all. This made me proud, I remember, for many of the same reasons my pride swells at the sight of my brother, our president; Mom too moved with such ease through every world, and people opened up at the sight of her smile."--Maya Soetoro-Ng, daughter of S. Ann Dunham and sister of President Barack Obama, from the foreword
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And Ann Dunham puts a lot of emphasis on "income equality" into her details of village life in Indonesia. So besides learning a lot about that country, I also learned that maybe our president's core beliefs actually had their origin with John Dewey, as well as with his leftist African father.
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recommend it to others to enjoy as well. excellent price and good reading