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Barack Obama’s Mother to be Published

225px-Stanley_Ann_Dunham.jpgPresident Barack Obama‘s late mother’s anthropology dissertation about the lives of Indonesian village workers will be published this fall.

In the early 1990s, Stanley Ann Dunham completed her anthropological study of workers on the island of Java for University of Hawaii–the culmination of 14-years worth of work in Indonesia. According to the Chicago Tribune, Duke University Press will publish the new book, entitled “Surviving Against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia.”

Here’s more from the article: “The book, due out in December, ‘centers on the metalworking industries in the Javanese village of Kajar, and how they offer a viable economic alternative in a rice-dependent area of rural Southeast Asia.’” Link via, image via)

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