Mary Elizabeth Mills

(Mary Beth Mills)

Professor of Anthropology

Office: Diamond 303 [ campus map ]
Box 4707

Phone: 207-859-4706
Fax: 207-859-4425
Mailing Address:
4707 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8847
Mills, Mary Elizabeth

Personal Contact Information

Home Address:
51 Johnson Heights
Waterville, ME 04901

Education

1993 Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. Department of Anthropology.
1986 M.A. University of California, Berkeley. Department of Anthropology.
1984 Honours B.A. Huron College, University Of Western Ontario, Canada.

Areas of Expertise

  • Anthropology of Asia and Southeast Asia
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Rural-urban linkages
  • Global mobilities, labor, and migration
  • Commodification and consumption

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
AY112 B Cultural Anthropology
AY256 A Land, Food, Culture, and Power
AY373 A The Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality
AY462 A Global Mobilities: Movements, Modernities, Citizenships

Other Courses Taught

CourseCourse Title
AY 313Researching Cultural Diversity
AY 339Asia Pacific Modernities

Publications




Thai Women in the Global Labor Force: Consuming Desires, Contested Selves, Rutgers University Press, 1999, Winner of the Anthony Leeds Award for Urban Anthropology (2000)






Selected Articles

2012 - Thai Mobilities and Cultural Citizenship. Critical Asian Studies 44(1):85-112

2008 - Claiming Space: Navigating Landscapes of Power and Citizenship in Thai Labor Activism. Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development 37(1): 89-128


2005 - Engendering Discourses of Displacement: Contesting Mobility and Marginality in Rural Thailand. Ethnography 6(3): 385-419


2005 - From Nimble Fingers to Raised Fists: Women and Labor Activism in Globalizing Thailand. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 31(1): 117-144.


2003 - Gender and Inequality in the Global Labor Force, Annual Review of Anthropology 32:41-62


2001 - Auditioning for the Chorus Line: Gender, Rural Youth, and the Consumption of Modernity in Thailand.IN D. Hodgson, editor. Gendered Modernities: Ethnographic Perspectives, New York: Palgrave, pp. 27-51.


2001 - Rural-Urban Obfuscations: Thinking about Urban Anthropology and Labor Migration In Thailand. City and Society 13(2): 177-182


1999 - Enacting Solidarity: Unions and Migrant Youth in Thailand. Critique of Anthropology 19(2): 175-191.


1999 - Migrant Workers Take a Holiday: Reworking Modernity and Marginalization in Contemporary Thailand. Critique of Anthropology 19(1): 31-51.


1998 - Gendered Encounters with Modernity: Labor Migrants and Marriage Choices in Contemporary Thailand. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 5(3): 301-334.


1997 - Contesting the Margins of Modernity: Women, Migration, and Consumption in Thailand. American Ethnologist 24(1): 37-61.


1995 - Attack of the Widow Ghosts: Gender, Death and Modernity in Northeast Thailand. In Aihwa Ong and Michael Peletz, editors. Bewitching Women, Pious Men: Gender and Body Politics in Southeast Asia. Berkeley, University of California Press, pp. 244-273.

 


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