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Deborah Tooker

Deborah Tooker


Reilly Hall 435
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4499


Professor Deborah Tooker (Ph.D. 1988, Harvard University)
Joseph C. Georg Endowed Professor
Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Criminology, and Sociology
Director, Anthropology Program
Faculty Associate in Research, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University

Research Interests: Emotions and concepts of self, symbolic/semiotic anthropology and the anthropology of religion/ritual, psychological anthropology, political anthropology and the politics of identity, and the anthropology of space and place, mainland Southeast Asia and Southwest China borderlands, Thailand, Akha

Courses: Introduction to Anthropology (four field), Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia, Cultural Myths and Cultural Realities, Social Theory, Anthropological Linguistics

Recent Publications: Space and the Production of Cultural Difference among the Akha Prior to Globalization: Channeling the Flow of Life. 2012. Amsterdam University Press (distributed in the US by the University of Chicago Press).

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