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Nash, June C. (1927–)
Josiah McC. Heyman
June C. Nash stimulated feminist anthropology and the anthropology of work, and she has been a key figure in the study of social change within the global economy. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 1961 and spent most of her career at City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, retiring as Distinguished Professor of Anthropology. Nash, together with her City College colleague Eleanor Leacock, and Eric Wolf, Sidney Mintz, William Roseberry, and others, developed the neōMarxist school in anthropology that is often called “political economy.” Nash's first book-length ethnography, In the Eyes of the Ancestors , examined a Maya-language peasant community in Chiapas, Mexico. Although using a now outdated and awkward ...