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Surviving against the odds : village industry in Indonesia

Author: S Ann Dunham; Alice G Dewey; Nancy I Cooper
Publisher: Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2009.
Dissertation: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral), University of Hawaii, 1992.
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"President Barack Obama's mother, S. Ann Dunham, was an economic anthropologist and rural development consultant who worked in several countries including Indonesia ... Surviving Against the Odds centers on the metalworking industries in the Javanese village of Kajar."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Ann Dunham; Alice G Dewey; Nancy I Cooper
ISBN: 9780822346876 0822346877
OCLC Number: 319500658
Notes: "A John Hope Franklin Center Book."
Description: xxiii, 374 pages, [36] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The socioeconomic organization of metalworking industries --
Kajar, a blacksmithing village in Yogyakarta --
Relevant macrodata --
Government interventions --
Conclusions and development implications.
Responsibility: S. Ann Dunham ; edited and with a preface by Alice G. Dewey and Nancy I. Cooper ; with a foreword by Maya Soetoro-Ng and an afterword by Robert W. Hefner.

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President Barack Obama's mother, S Ann Dunham, was an anthropologist who specialized in social and economic development in Indonesia. This book reflects Dunham's commitment to helping small-scale  Read more...

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"To write a biography without mentioning the subject's name in the title is unusual, just as irregular, in fact, as publishing a serious work of anthropology, entitled Surviving Against the Odds: Read more...

 
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A wonderful person we never got to know

by Lawrence.Kelley (WorldCat user published 2012-10-08) Excellent Permalink

Reading this work by Ann Dunham and learning of her efforts and success at the microcredit  system now the standard in Indonesia was really a great experience.

I just feel sad that she is not here now to tell us much more about her son's life with her and what her impressions would be...
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