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Panel on Ann Dunham's "Surviving against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia"

Ann Dunham

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Duke University Press recently published anthropologist Ann Dunham's "Surviving against the Odds," a revised and edited version of her 1992 University of Hawaii dissertation on metalworking industries in Java, Indonesia.  Ms. Dunham, President Barack Obama's mother, died in 1995.  The book was edited by Dunham's graduate advisor, Alice Dewey, and fellow graduate student, Nancy Cooper.   During this event, part of the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting, Dewey and Cooper were joined by Ann Dunham's daughter, Maya Soetoro-Ng, who wrote the foreword for the book.     

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Ann Dunham

Economic anthropologist Ann Dunham received her doctorate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Before her death at age 52, she worked on development projects through organizations like USAID, the World Bank, and the Ford Foundation. 


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Panel on Ann Dunham's "Surviving against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia"

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