Daughters of the Canton Delta: Marriage Patterns and Economic Strategies in South China, 1860-1930

Stockard’s first book Daughters of the Canton Delta (Stanford) is based on three years of field research she conducted in South China where her interviews focused on changing family and marriage practices with industrialization in the area’s silk industry. In Daughters, she analyzes how new silk technology impacted the lives, marriage choices, and families of women of several generations in South China. On the basis of more than 300 interviews, Stockard maps out developments in silk technology over time and space – and links these technological changes to regional change in family and marriage practices.

“Stockard has uncovered and meticulously documented startling marriage practices… This is a splendid book. It is well-argued and well written…It should be read by anyone with a serious interest in the cross-cultural dimensions of marriage.”
– The American Historical Review

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Marriage in Culture: Practice and Meaning Across Diverse Societies

In this book, Stockard develops a cross-cultural comparative analysis of marriage, residence, and labor practices in four societies.

“Marriage in Culture provides an informative and fascinating introduction to the cross-cultural study of marriage and kinship. I recommend it to instructors who want to introduce students to family diversity around the globe and throughout history. It is an excellent resource for courses on gender marriage, and family, but also for introduction to sociology and social stratification courses.”
– Teaching Sociology

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Globalization and Change in Fifteen Cultures: Born in One World, Living in Another

In this anthology, fifteen anthropologists provide original articles analyzing the effects of globalization and change on local cultures in diverse societies.

From the Thompson Wadsworth editorial review:

Explore cultural change with GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGE IN FIFTEEN CULTURES: BORN IN ONE WORLD, LIVING IN ANOTHER ! Composed of original articles, this anthology brings antrhopolgy to life and reflects a world changed by globalization and an anthropology committed to documenting the effects of the vast cultural flows of people, information, goods, capital and technology, now in motion the world over. …

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Silk Roads to New England: Information and Technology, Innovation and Globalization, 1760-1930

In her latest manuscript Silk Roads to New England, Stockard tracks an experimental American silk industry, its changing technologies and global connections. A work in historical ethnography, Silk Roads documents the development of a little-known colonial-era New England silk culture and industry. It traces the links between this New England silk experiment and the later South China silk industry, which Stockard researched for Daughters of the Canton Delta.

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Cultural Anthropology: Mapping Cultures Across Space and Time

Most recently (2018), Stockard and her co-author Dr. Evelyn Blackwood published a new digital-first text Cultural Anthropology: Mapping Cultures Across Space and Time (Cengage). In this text, the authors introduce a new threaded ethnographic case pedagogy that focuses in-depth on 6 cultural regions of the world. Across all 14 text chapters, Stockard and Blackwood systematically build an in-depth understanding of each of these cultural regions. New chapter coverage in Mapping Cultures includes: “Technologies and Culture Change,” “Language and Musical Expression,” “Kin and Families: Forms of Relatedness” – plus three chapters devoted to topics in globalization, including “Migration and Borderlands in the Global Era.”

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Daughters of the Canton Delta: Marriage Patterns and Economic Strategies in South China, 1860-1930

Stockard’s first book Daughters of the Canton Delta (Stanford) is based on three years of field research she conducted in South China where her interviews focused on changing family and marriage practices with industrialization in the area’s silk industry. In Daughters, she analyzes how new silk technology impacted the lives, marriage choices, and families of women of several generations in South China. On the basis of more than 300 interviews, Stockard maps out developments in silk technology over time and space – and links these technological changes to regional change in family and marriage practices.

“Stockard has uncovered and meticulously documented startling marriage practices… This is a splendid book. It is well-argued and well written…It should be read by anyone with a serious interest in the cross-cultural dimensions of marriage.”
– The American Historical Review

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Marriage in Culture: Practice and Meaning Across Diverse Societies

In this book, Stockard develops a cross-cultural comparative analysis of marriage, residence, and labor practices in four societies.

“Marriage in Culture provides an informative and fascinating introduction to the cross-cultural study of marriage and kinship. I recommend it to instructors who want to introduce students to family diversity around the globe and throughout history. It is an excellent resource for courses on gender marriage, and family, but also for introduction to sociology and social stratification courses.”
– Teaching Sociology

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Globalization and Change in Fifteen Cultures: Born in One World, Living in Another

In this anthology, fifteen anthropologists provide original articles analyzing the effects of globalization and change on local cultures in diverse societies.

From the Thompson Wadsworth editorial review:

Explore cultural change with GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGE IN FIFTEEN CULTURES: BORN IN ONE WORLD, LIVING IN ANOTHER ! Composed of original articles, this anthology brings antrhopolgy to life and reflects a world changed by globalization and an anthropology committed to documenting the effects of the vast cultural flows of people, information, goods, capital and technology, now in motion the world over. …

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Silk Roads to New England: Information and Technology, Innovation and Globalization, 1760-1930

In her latest manuscript Silk Roads to New England, Stockard tracks an experimental American silk industry, its changing technologies and global connections. A work in historical ethnography, Silk Roads documents the development of a little-known colonial-era New England silk culture and industry. It traces the links between this New England silk experiment and the later South China silk industry, which Stockard researched for Daughters of the Canton Delta.

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Cultural Anthropology: Mapping Cultures Across Space and Time

Most recently (2018), Stockard and her co-author Dr. Evelyn Blackwood published a new digital-first text Cultural Anthropology: Mapping Cultures Across Space and Time (Cengage). In this text, the authors introduce a new threaded ethnographic case pedagogy that focuses in-depth on 6 cultural regions of the world. Across all 14 text chapters, Stockard and Blackwood systematically build an in-depth understanding of each of these cultural regions. New chapter coverage in Mapping Cultures includes: “Technologies and Culture Change,” “Language and Musical Expression,” “Kin and Families: Forms of Relatedness” – plus three chapters devoted to topics in globalization, including “Migration and Borderlands in the Global Era.”

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Cultural Anthropology: Mapping Cultures Across Space and Time
Cultural Anthropology: Mapping Cultures Across Space and Time

Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology, Series Co-Editor (2005-2015)

In 2005, Dr. Stockard accepted Dr. George Spindler’s invitation to join him as Co-Editor of the Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology (CSCA) series, which he and his late wife Louise Schaubel Spindler established in 1960. By 2015, the CSCA series could claim the status as the longest running series in American anthropology, with more than 200 case studies ever published, including new editions of the classics (https://www.cengage.com/).

With Stockard onboard, 3 classics (with covers featured below) were updated and published in 6th, 4th, and 3rd editions:

Yąnomamö (6e) by Napoleon A. Chagnon
The Dobe Ju/’hoansi (4e) by Richard B. Lee
Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society (3e) by Leo R. Chavez
And also
The Sambia: Ritual, Sexuality, and Change in Papua New Guinea (2e) by Gilbert Herdt

In addition, these new ethnographies were added to the CSCA list:

Hawaiian Fishermen (1e) by Edward W. Glazier
Challenging Gender Norms: Five Genders Among Bugis in Indonesia (1e) by Sharyn Graham Davies
New Cures, Old Medicines: Women and the Commercialization of Traditional Medicines in Bolivia (1e) by Lynn Sikkink
Life in a Muslim Uzbek Village: Cotton Farming After Communism (1e) by Russell Zanca

Yąnomamö

By Napoleon A. Chagnon
Janice E. Stockard and George Spindler Series Editors

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The Dobe Ju/’hoansi

By Richard B. Lee
Janice E. Stockard and George Spindler Series Editors

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Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society

By Leo R. Chavez
Janice E. Stockard and George Spindler Series Editors

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