Sherry B. Ortner, 1999–2000

The Newark: An Ethnographic Study of Class and Culture in the United States


Anthropology, Columbia University

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Sherry B. Ortner completed a draft of her book on social class in America in the second half of the twentieth century, as viewed ethnohistorically through the lives of her high school graduating class, the class of 1958 of Weequahic High School in Newark, N.J. She wrote a new preface for an Italian edition of Sexual Meanings (1981), which she co-authored with Harriet Whitehead. Ortner is Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University.