Surviving Against the Odds

Village Industry in Indonesia

By S. Ann Dunham; Alice G. Dewey (Editor); Nancy I. Cooper (Editor)
(Duke University Press, Hardcover, 9780822346876, 374pp.)

Publication Date: December 2009

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A revised version of S. Ann Dunham's anthropology dissertation that examines the economic importance of the blacksmithing trade in the rural Javanese village of Kajar.

Saturday, Dec 5, 2009

A few years before her death, Barack Obama's mother completed her doctoral dissertation. Nearly two decades later, S. Ann Dunham's fieldwork has been published — a fulfillment of her dream, courtesy of her daughter. More at

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