Sherry B. Ortner
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1970
Office: 364 Haines Hall
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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1553
Critical cultural and social theory, including feminist theory; late capitalism in the US and globally; contemporary American culture in the wider world; theory and ethnography of media; Hollywood and the indie film scene.
2013. Not Hollywood: Independent Film at the Twilight of the American Dream. Duke University Press.
2006. Anthropology and Social Theory: Culture, Power, and the Acting Subject. Duke University Press.
2003. New Jersey Dreaming: Capital, Culture, and the Class of ’58. Duke University Press
1999 Life and Death on Mount Everest: Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering. Princeton University Press.
1999 (ed.) The Fate of “Culture”: Geertz and Beyond. University of California Press.
1996 Making Gender: The Politics and Erotics of Culture. Beacon Press.
1994 Culture/Power/History: A Reader in Contemporary Social Theory (co-edited with N.B. Dirks and G. Eley), Princeton University Press.
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