PERSONAL DATA
Michael Kearney
Professor of Anthropology                            Work:  (909) 787-3346, 5524
Department of Anthropology                         Home: (909)  242-2791
University of California                                             (505) 268-2248
Riverside, CA 92521                                    Fax:    (909) 787-5409

E-mail: kearney@ucrac1.ucr.edu

Education
1969-70 Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Psychiatry, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco.
1968 Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley
1963 Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley.
Research Areas
Transnationalism               Political Economy               Mexico
Migration                         Ethnicity                              Latin America
Social Anthropology         Practical Anthropology       California.
PUBLICATIONS
Books

    1996

Reconceptualizing the Peasantry: Anthropology in Global Perspective. Boulder: Westview Press.

    1984

World View. Novato, Calif.: Chandler & Sharp.

    1972

The Winds of Ixtepeji: World View and Society in a Zapotec Town. New York: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston. [Reprinted 1986 by Waveland Press. Revised English version of the following:]

    1971

Los vientos de Ixtepeji: concepción del mundo y estructura social de un pueblo  zapoteco. Mexico: Instituto Indigenista Interamericano.
Monographs

    1994

A Survey of Oaxacan Village Networks in California Agriculture. David Runsten and Michael Kearney. Davis, CA: California Institute for Rural Studies.

    1993

Mixtec Migrants in California Agriculture: A New Cycle of Poverty. Carol Zabin, Michael Kearney, Anna Garcia, David Runsten, and Carole Nagengast. Davis, CA: California Institute for Rural Studies.

    1992

Human Rights and Indigenous Workers: The Mixtecs in Mexico and the United States. Carole Nagengast, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, and Michael Kearney. Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, Univ. of California, San Diego. [Reprinted in Neighbors in Crisis: Mexico and the United States. Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. and Lorenzo Meyer, eds. San Bernardino: Borgo Press, 1993.]

    1989

Anthropological Perspectives on Transnational Communities in Rural California Michael Kearney and Carole Nagengast. Davis, Calif.: Calif. Institute for Rural Studies.

    1982

 The Health of Tulare County Farmworkers: A Report of 1981 Survey and Ethnographic Research for the Tulare County Department of Public Health. Richard Mines and Michael Kearney. State of California Department of Health Services, Rural Health Division and Tulare County Department of Health.
Articles and Short Pieces

    1996

"La migración y la formación de regiones autónomas pluriétnicas en Oaxaca." In Coloquio sobre derechos indígenas. Coordinación General de Asesores del Gobierno del Estado de Oaxaca, eds. Oaxaca: Instituto Oaxaqueño de las culturas, pp. 634-656.

    1996

Articles in The Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology. New York: Henry Holt: "Peasants" (vol. 3, pp. 913-917); "World View" (vol. 4. pp. 1380-1383).

    1996

"Indigenous Ethnicity and Mobilization in Latin America." Latin American Perspectives 23:5- 16.

    1995

"The Local and the Global: The Anthropology of Globalization and Transnationalism." Annual Review of Anthropology 24:547-65.

    1995

"Latin America's Indigenous Peoples Today: Changing Identities and Forms of Resistance in Global Context," Michael Kearney and Stefano Varese. In Capital, Power and Inequality in Latin America, Richard Harris and S. Halebsky, eds. Westview Press, pp. 207-231.

    1995

"The Effects of Transnational Culture, Economy, and Migration on Mixtec Identity in  Oaxacalifornia," in The Bubbling Cauldron: Race, Ethnicity, and the Urban Crisis. Michael Peter Smith and Joe R. Feagin, eds. Minneapolis: Univer. of Minn. Press., pp. 226-243. [Reprinted as "Die Auswirkungen globaler Kultur, Wirthschaft und Migration auf die mixteckishe Identität in Oaxacalifornia." In Integration und Transformation": Ethnicsche Gemeinschaften, Staat und Weltwirtschaft in Latinamerika seit ca. 1850. S. Karlan and A. Wimmer, eds. Stuttgart: Verlag Hans-Dieter Heinz, 1996, pp. 329-349.]

    1994

"Desde el indigenismo a los derechos humanos: etnicidad y política más allá de la mixteca." Nueva Antropología 14:46:49-67, Mexico. [Reprinted in Pueblos Indígenas, Soberania y Globalism, S. Varese, ed. Quito: Ediciones Abya Yala, 1996, pp. 157- 184.]

    1992

"A Very Bad Disease of the Arms." In The Naked Anthropologist: Tales from around the World, P. DeVita, ed. Wadsworth Publishing, pp. 47-57.

    1991

"Prólogo" (Introduction) to Los mixtecos en La Frontera (Tijuana), sus mujeres y el turismo, by V. Clark Alfaro. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales. Tijuana, Baja Calif.: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. Pp. 7-8.

    1991

"Borders and Boundaries of  the State and Self at the End of Empire." J. of Historical Sociology 4:1:52-74. [Revised version reprinted in Migrants, Regional Cultures and Latin American Cities. Lane Hirabayashi and Teófilo Altimarano, eds. Washington, D.C.: Society for Latin Amer. Anthro. & Amer. Anthro. Assocn., pp. 149-166]

    1991

Voices for the Voiceless: Testimonial Literature in Latin America." Georg Gugelberger and Michael Kearney. Latin American Perspectives 18:3:3-14.

    1990

"Mixtec Ethnicity: Social Identity, Political Consciousness, and Political Activism." Carole Nagengast and Michael Kearney. Latin American Research Review 25:2:61-91.

    1989

 "So Near and Yet so Far." An essay on To The Promised Land, a photo documentation of Mexican migrant farmworkers by K. Light. Commissioned by the California Historical Society.

    1988

"Mixtec Political Consciousness: From Passive to Active Resistance." In Rural Revolt in Mexico and U.S. Intervention, D. Nugent, ed. Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies Monograph Series, University of California, San Diego, pp.113-124.

    1987

"Reply to Wilk's Review of World View." American Anthropologist 89:151-152.

    1987

"Introduction" to Agriculture and Labor, special issue of Latin American Perspectives 14:3:267-270. Nora Hamilton and Michael Kearney.

    1986

"Integration of the Mixteca and the Western U.S.-Mexican Border Region via Migratory Wage Labor." In Regional Impacts of U.S.- Mexican Relations, Ina Rosenthal Urey, ed. Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies Monograph Series No. 16, University of California, San Diego, pp. 71-102.

    1986

"From the Invisible Hand to Visible Feet: Anthropological Studies of Migration andDevelopment." Annual Review of Anthropology 15:331-361. [Reprinted in Theories of Migration, Robin Cohen, ed. Edward Elgar Pub., Ltd.: Cheltenham, UK, 1996, pp. 374-404.]

    1986

"Introduction." Robert Dash and Michael Kearney. Latin American Perspectives 13:4:3-4.     

    1986

"Boom-and-Bust Farming in Baja." Michael Kearney and John Ross. Pacific News Service.

    1985

"A Split Existence: Understanding Mexico's Rural Poor Key to Immigration Policy." Pacific News Service.

    1985

"Introduction" to Repression and Resistance, special issue of Latin American Perspectives 12:3:3-6.

    1984

"Introduction" to Populism, Reform, and State Crisis, special issue of Latin American Perspectives 11:4:3-5.

    1984

"Continuity and Change in Patterns of Migration into California, With Special Attention to  Long-range Implications for Health Services, Education, Labor Markets and Ethnic Minority Relations." Report to California Senate Committee on Research, Sacramento. Abridged version published in Caminos, December, 1984.

    1983

"Introduction" to Health, Violence, Race and Class, special issue of Latin American Perspectives 10:4:2-4.

    1981

"Causes and Effects of Agricultural Labor Migration from the Mixteca of Oaxaca to California." James Stuart and Michael Kearney. Working Papers in U.S.-Mexican Studies, No. 28, Program in United States- Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego.

    1981

Cultural Aspects of Health Care of Hispanic Mothers and Children." In Proceedings of the Bi-Regional Conference on Health Status and Health Care of Hispanic Mothers and Children. Public Health Service, San Francisco, pp.80-94.

    1980

"Agribusiness and the Demise or the Rise of the Peasantry?" Latin American Perspectives 27:4:115-124.

    1979

"Comment on Anthropology of Symbolic Healing, by Daniel E. Moerman." Current Anthropology 20:70-71.

    1979

"The Designation of Certain Mexican Migrant Workers in the United States as Economic Refugees." Report submitted to the Senate Select Committee on Immigration and Refugee Policy at the request of the Director, Washington, D.C.

    1978

"Espirítualismo as an Alternative Medical Tradition in the Border Area." In Modern Medicine and Medical Anthropology in the U.S.-Mexico Border Population, Boris Velimirovic, ed. Washington, D.C.: Pan American Health Organization, pp. 67-72. [Reprinted simultaneously in Spanish.]

    1978

"Spiritualist Healing in Mexico." In Culture and Curing, Peter Morley and Roy Wallis, eds. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, pp. 19-39. [Reprinted in Great Britain by Peter Owen Ltd., London.]

    1977

Oral Performance by Mexican Spiritualists in Possession Trance. Journal of Latin American Lore 3:309-328.

    1977

"Transcultural Psychotherapy: Anglo Therapists and Mexican Patients." Michael Kearney and David Richman. Transcultural Psychiatric Research Review 14:108-111.

    1976

"A World View Explanation of the Evil Eye in Mexico." In The Evil Eye, Clarence Maloney, ed. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 175- 192.

    1975

"World View Theory and Study." Annual Review of Anthropology 4:247-70.

    1974

"Comments on The Mission of Metaphor in Expressive Culture, by James Fernandez." Current Anthropology 15:126-37.

    1974

"Introductory." Journal of California Anthropology 1:4-5.

    1974

"Editorial." Journal of California Anthropology 1:131.

    1973

"Comments on Darwinian Psychological Anthropology: A Bio-Social Approach, by Jerome Barkow." Current Anthropology 15:126-37.

    1970

"Drunkenness and Religious Conversion in a Mexican Village." Quarterly Journal of  Studies on Alcohol 31:132-52. [Reprinted as: Borrachera y conversión religiosa en un pueblo mexicano, in Antropología del alcoholismo en méxico. Eduardo L. Menendez, ed. Mexico: Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología, 1991.]

    1970

"The Social Meaning of Food Sharing in Mexico." Kroeber Anthropological Society  Papers 43:32-41.

    1969

"La Llorona" as a Social Symbol. Western Folklore 28:199-206.

    1969

"An Exception to the 'Image of Limited Good'". American Anthropologist 71:888-890.

    1969

"Los conceptos de aire y susto: representaciones simbólicas del ambiente social y geográfico percibido." América Indígena 29:431-50
Book Reviews and Review Essays

    1996

"Post-Melting-Pot Realism," a review of Neoliberalism, Transnationalism and Rural Poverty: A Case Study of Michoacán Mexico, by J. Gledhill, Westview Press, and  American Dreaming: Life on the Margines, by S. Mahler, Princeton Univ. Press. American Anthropologist, 98:4:867-869.

    1993

The Imaginary Networks of Political Power, by Roger Bartra. Rutgers Univ. Press. American Anthropologist 95:738-739.

    1993

China's Peasants: The Anthropology of a Revolution, by S, H. Potter and J. M. Potter. Cambridge Univ. Press. Journal of Anthropological Research 49:2:177-179.

    1992

Everyday forms of Peasant Resistance, by F. D. Colburn, ed. M. E. Sharpe. Development and Change 23:4:193-195.

    1990

Conflict, Migration, and the Expression of Ethnicity, N. Gonzalez & C. McCommon, eds. Westview Press. The Latin American Anthropology Review 2:1:24.

    1989

Migrants, Workers, and the Social Order, J. Eades, ed. ASA Monographs, 26. New York: Tavistock American Anthropologist 91:2:473.

    1989

Underdevelopment is a State of Mind, by Lawrence E. Harrison. The Latin American Anthropology Review 1:1:8.

    1986

The First Agraristas: An Oral History of a Mexican Agrarian Reform Movement, by Ann L. Craig. Contemporary Sociology 15:253- 254.

    1986

The Fourth Wave, California's Newest Immigrants, by Thomas Muller & Thomas J. Espenshade. Journal of Borderlands Studies 1:1:180-183.

    1985

Theories of Illness: A World Survey, by George Peter Murdock. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations 12:1:146-149.

    1983

Workers from the North: Plantations, Bolivian Labor, and the City in Northwest Argentina, by Scott Whiteford. International Migration Review 17:349-350.

    1982

Industrial Development and Migrant Labor in Latin America, by Julian Laite. International Migration Review 16:685-686.

    1980

Culture and Psychotherapy, by Theodora M. Abel and Rhoda Metraux. Anthropological Quarterly 53:75-77.

    1979

Hero, Artist, Sage or Saint?, by Richard W. Coan. The Journal of Psychological Anthropology 1:367-370.

    1976

On the Margin of the Invisible: Sociology, the Esoteric, and the Occult, E. A. Tiryakian, ed. American Anthropologist 78:147-148.

    1973

Temalpakh: Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants, by Lowell Bean and  Katherine Saubel. American Anthropologist 75:982-84. [Reprinted in the Piltdown Newsletter, Winter 1973.]

    1970

Gandhi's Truth: On the Meaning of Militant Nonviolence, by Erik H. Erickson. American Anthropologist 72:1197-98.
Film Reviews

    1985

I Spent My Life in the Mines, directed by June Nash, Juan Rojas, and Eduardo Ibanez. American Anthropologist 87:484-485

    1985

Cimarrones (Assault to the Caravan), directed by Carlos Ferrand. American Anthropologist 87:480.
Translations

    1986

    1985

"The Vatican Bureaucracy and its Neo-Christian Project: Reflections from a Low Income Parish in Mexico." Latin American Perspectives 13:3:73-84. Spanish to English, with Lisa Conyers.
"Workers' Participation in the Management of the Agro-Enterprises of the APP." Latin American Perspectives 12:2:69-81. Spanish to English, with Richard Harris.
Creative Work  

    1986

"Photographic essay: Mixtec Indians Face Modern Diaspora." The Guardian, April, 26.
Accepted for Publication

    n.d.

"Transnationalism in California and Mexico at the End of Empire." [Revised version of "Borders and Boundaries of the State and Self at the End of Empire"1991. In Border Cultures, Hasting Donnan and Thomas M. Wilson, eds. London: Cambridge University Press.]

    n.d.

"Migration," "Modernization," "Folk-Urban Continuum," three entries in The Blackwell Dictionary of Anthropology. Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishers.

Revised 4/21/97

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