RICHARD R. WILK

Anthropology Department  Fax: (812) 855-4358

242 Student Building     Home: (812) 935-6276

Indiana University      Office:  (812) 855-3901

Bloomington, IN  47405    Email: wilkr@indiana.edu

http://www.indiana.edu/~wanthro

revised           June 12, 2006

 

General Information

 

Employment: Professor (6/03 - ) of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Indiana University

    Professor (7/97-6/03) of Anthropology, Indiana University

    Department Chair (7/00-7/03), Anthropology, Indiana University

    Visiting Professor (8/99-5/00), Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley

    Associate Professor (7/92 - 7/97) of Anthropology, Indiana University

    Assistant Professor (8/88 - 7/92) of Anthropology, Indiana University

    Assistant Professor (1/85 - 5/88) of Anthropology, New Mexico State University

    Rural Sociologist (3/83 - 9/84) US Agency for International Development, Belize City

    Visiting Lecturer (8/81 - 3/83) in Anthropology, University of California at Santa Cruz

    Associate Faculty (7/77 - 5/78) in Anthropology, Pima Community College, Tucson

 

Personal:  Born May 22, 1953 in New York City   Married, 1 Child

 

Education:  Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Arizona, 1981

    M.A. Anthropology, University of Arizona, 1976 

    B.A. cum laude, Anthropology, New York University, 1974

Dissertation:       "Agriculture, Ecology, and Domestic Organization among the Kekchi Maya"
                             Robert M. Netting, Supervisor

Honors and Grants:

ESRC Fellowship under the “Cultures of Consumption” Program, Birkbeck College, University of London, September to December 2004, £12,000

Second place in Sophie Coe Paper Prize Competition, Oxford Conference on Food and Cookery, 2000

Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, Indiana University, 1999

Campus Writing Program Summer Writing-Teaching Grant, Indiana University, 1998

Grant-in-Aid of Research for remote sensing project in Belize, Indiana University, 1996

Research Grant, National Science Foundation, Ethics and Values in Science Program 1993-1994, "Ethics in Archaeology" $55,800

Summer Grant Writing Fellowship, Indiana, University, 1992

Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, Indiana University, 1991

Travel Grant to Belize: La Ruta Maya Foundation, 1991

Research Grant-in-Aid, Wenner-Gren Foundation, 1990 $9,900

Multidisciplinary Ventures Fund grant for Seminar in Household Economics, Indiana University, 1989

Fulbright Research Fellowship, Belize, 1989-90

Tinker Foundation Travel Grant, 1987

Fulbright Commission Summer Seminar,  Amsterdam, 1987

Faculty Minigrant for Research and Travel, New Mexico State U., 1986

Research grant, Universitywide Energy Research Group, University of California, 1984 $16,000

Research grant, Universitywide Energy Research Group, University of California, 1983 $35,000

University of California Appropriate Technology Research Grant, 1983 $6,500

Academic Senate Research Grant, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1982

Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of Arizona, 1982

Dozier Award for Best Graduate Paper, University of Arizona, 1981

Grant-in-Aid for Doctoral Research, Wenner-Gren Foundation, 1979 $5,200

Graduate Program Development Grant for Dissertation Research, University of Arizona, 1978

Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation, 1978 $8,000

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Arizona, 1975-81

Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University of Arizona, 1974-76

 

Fieldwork:  Ethnographic survey of Southern Belize, 2 months, 1976

Dissertation research among Kekchi Maya in Toledo District, Belize, 16 months, 1978-80

Ethnographic studies of household economics and decision making, Santa Cruz County,  California, 18 months, 1982-83

Survey of Cattle farmers in Cayo District, Belize, 6 weeks, 1983

Research on marketing of imported goods in Ghana and Togo, 3 months, 1986

Consumer Goods among Creole Belizeans, 13 months, 1989-90

Ecotourism & Community Development in Northern Belize, 10 months, 1992, 93, 94, 96, 2000

Food and Nationalism in Belize, 4 Months, 2002, 2004, 2005

Archaeology:

 US:   Coordinator of Field School, Middle Gila Archaic Research Project, Arizona, 1982.

    Staff Archaeologist, Small survey and testing projects, Arizona State Museum, 1980.

    Crewchief, Cholla-Saguaro powerline project mitigation phase. Arizona State Museum, 1977.

    Survey crewmember, Cholla-Saguaro survey, Arizona State Museum, 1975.

 Belize:  Director, settlement area sampling program, Cuello Archaeological Project, 1980. (Rutgers U.,  National Geographic Society)

    Director, contextual analysis program, Cuello Archaeological Project, 1978-79.

    Survey, Colha, Belize. Test excavations at Nimli Punit, 1976-77.

    Assistant Field Director, Corozal Project, 1973-76. (Cambridge U., British Museum)

 Europe:  Field Assistant, `Ubeidiya and Abou Gosh, Israel, 1971.

    Field School, Roman Alcudia, Spain, 1970.

 

Consulting: Indian Law Resource Center: Expert testimony in Maya land claims before the Belize Supreme Court, 1997-8.

Discovery Channel: Segment of "The Travelers" filmed in Crooked Tree, Belize, 1996.

Cambridge Studios:  "Out of the Past," segment on household archaeology for PBS, 1991.

Cultural Survival Inc.: Study of indigenous and ethnic organizations in Belize, 1988.

USAID/Belize: Social soundness and institutional analysis for Toledo Cocoa Development project, 1986.

USAID/Belize: Selection criteria for the Central America Peace Scholarship program, 1985.

US Department of Energy and Response Analysis Corporation: Ethnographic study of

abnormal energy use patterns in California households, 1984.

USAID/USDA: Social soundness analysis for livestock project in Belize, 1983.

USAID: Institutional and social soundness analysis, rural road project in Belize, 1983.

 

 

Publications:  Edited Volumes and Journal Issues

 

  2005- (with Frank Trentmann) Series Editor, Consumption and Public Life, Palgrave Macmillan

 

  2002- (with Josiah Heyman) Series Editor, Globalization and the Environment, Altamira Press.

 

  2006   Fast Food/ Slow Food: The Cultural Economy of the Global Food System. Altamira Press.

 

  2006 Orvar Lofgren and Richard Wilk Unknown Cultural Processes. Ethnologia Europea. Journal of European Ethnology, 2005:1-2..

 

  2005  Nora Haenn and Richard Wilk  The Environment in Anthropology. NYU Press.

 

  2002 Kelly Askew and Richard Wilk The Anthropology of Media: A Reader. Blackwell.

 

 1998 Richard Wilk and Priscilla Stone A Very Human Ecology: Special Issue of Human Ecology in Memory of Robert M. Netting. Human Ecology 26(2)

  

  1995 Colleen Cohen, Richard Wilk and Beverley Stoeltje  Beauty on the Global Stage: Pageants and Power. Routledge.

 

  1989 The Household Economy: Reconsidering the Domestic Mode of Production. Westview Press.

 

  1988 Richard Wilk and Wendy Ashmore  Household and Community in the Mesoamerican Past. University of New Mexico Press.

 

  1984 Robert M. Netting, Richard Wilk and Eric Arnould Households: Comparative and Historical Studies of the Domestic Group. University of California Press.

   

  1982 Richard Wilk and William Rathje Archaeology of the Household: Building a Prehistory of Domestic Life. American Behavioral Scientist. July/August, 25(6).

   

 

Monographs

 

  2006 Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to Ecotourists. Berg Publishers.

  2006 (with Lisa Cliggett) Economies and Cultures: Foundations of Economic Anthropology.  Second Edition. Westview Press.

  1996 Economies and Cultures: Foundations of Economic Anthropology.  Westview Press.

 (translations published or underway in Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Uzbek)

  1991 Household Ecology: Economic Change and Domestic Life among the Kekchi Maya of Belize. Arizona Studies in Human Ecology, University of Arizona Press. (Paperback edition by Northern Illinois University Press in 1997)

  1990  (with Mac Chapin) "Ethnic Minorities in Belize: Mopan, Kekchi and Garifuna." Monograph No. 1, Society for the Promotion of Education and Research, Belize City.

 

Internet Resources

 

www.indiana.edu/~wanthro  includes “Theory in Sociocultural Anthropology,” “Book Reviews on the Anthropology of Consumption,” “The Global Consumer Culture Project,” and the “Museum of Weird Consumer Culture.” Winner of “best site” award from the WWW Virtual Library, March 2000.

 

 

Journal Articles and Chapters in Books

In Press

 “But the Young Men Don’t Want to Farm Any More: Political Ecology and Consumer Culture in Belize.” In Political Ecology, edited by Peter Brosius and Aletta Biersack, Duke University Press.

 

“The Extractive Economy.” In Environmental History: World System History and Global Environmental Change, edited by Alf Hornborg, Joan Martinez-Alier and John McNeill, Altamira.

 

“A Critique of Desire: Distaste and Dislike in Consumer Behavior.” In Consumer Behaviour, edited by Margaret Hogg. Sage Publications. (reprint)

 

“Completely Unique but Appealing to Everyone: Managing Difference on the Globalized Menu of National and Ethnic Foods.” in The Globalization of Food edited by David Inglis and Debra Gimlin, Berg Publishers.

 

2006 “Smoothing.” Ethnologia Europea. Journal of European Ethnology, 2005:1-2.

 

2006 Orvar Löfgren and Richard Wilk, “Introduction.” Ethnologia Europea. Journal of European Ethnology, 2005:1-2.

 

2006 “Consumer Culture and Extractive Industry on the Margins of the World System.” In Consumer Cultures: Global Perspectives, edited by John Brewer and Frank Trentmann, Berg Publishers. Pp. 123-144.

 

2006 “Economic and Ecological Anthropology and the Study of Consumer Culture.” Journal of Guangxi University for Nationalities, Beijing, 27(6): 29-37.

 

2005  (with Persephone Hintlian) “Cooking on Their Own: Cuisines of Manly Men.” Food and Foodways 13(1-2):  159-169.

 

2005 L. A. Michaelis and Richard R. Wilk, “Consumption and the Environment,” in Social and Cultural Development of Human Resources, from Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK, [http://www.eolss.net] [Retrieved December 7, 2005]

 

2005 “The Ecology of Global Consumer Culture.” In The Environment in Anthropology, edited by Nora Haenn and Richard Wilk, NYU Press.

 

2005 “Colonialism and Wildlife in Belize.” Belizean Studies 27(2):4-12.

 

2004  “Miss Universe, the Olmec, and the Valley of Oaxaca.” Journal of Social Archaeology 4(1):81-98.

 

2004“The Extractive Economy: An Early Phase of the Globalization of Diet.” Review 27(4):285-306.

 

2004 “Poems on the theme of ‘Gleaning,’ and 12 photographs of recycled consumer culture in West Africa.” Consumption, Markets, Culture 6(3): 183-205.

 

2004 “Morals and Metaphors: The Meaning of Consumption.” In Elusive Consumption, edited by Karin Ekström and Helene Brembeck. Berg Publishers. Pp. 11-26.

 

2004 “The Binge in the Food Economy of Nineteenth-Century Belize.” In Changing Tastes: Food Culture and the Processes of Industrialization, edited by Patricia Lysaght. Basel: Verlag der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde. Pp. 110-120.

 

2004 “Questionable Assumptions about Sustainable Consumption.” In The Ecological Economics of Consumptiony, edited by Lucia Reisch and Inge Røpke, Current Issues in Ecological Economics, Edward Elgar (Cheltenham UK). Pp. 17-22.

 

2003 “Colonial Time and TV Time: Television and Temporality in Belize.” In Television: Critical Concepts, edited by Toby Miller, Routledge. Pp. 418-430. (reprint)

 

2003 “Moral och metaphor: Konsumtionens mening.” Kulturella Perspektiv: Svensk etnologisk tidskrift 12(1):14-23.

 

2003 “How Big a Tent?  A Commentary on The Uncertain Sciences by Bruce Mazlish” History of Human Sciences 16(2): 158-164.

 

2003 Julie Zimmer and Richard Wilk  “What Archaeologists Really Think: A Survey of Attitudes and Values in Archaeological Practice.”  In Archaeology into the New Millenium: Public or Perish, edited by B. Cripps, R. Dickau, L.J. Hartery, M. Lobb, D.A. Meyer, L. Nicholls, and T. Varney, The Archaeological Association of the University of Calgary, Calgary. Pp. 198-208.

                                    

2002   “When Good Theories Go Bad: Theory in Economic Anthropology and Consumer Research.” In Theory in Economic Anthropology, edited by Jean Ensminger, Altamira Press: Walnut Creek. Pp. 239-250.

 

2002 “Television, Time, and the National Imaginary in Belize.” In Media Worlds, edited by Faye Ginsburg, Lila Abu-Lughod and Brian Larkin, University of California Press: Berkeley. Pp. 171-186.

 

2002 “Culture and Energy Consumption.” In Energy: Science, Policy and the Pursuit of Sustainability, edited by Robert Bent, Lloyd Orr, and Randall Baker. Island Press: Washington. Pp.  109-130.

 

2002 “Consumption, Human Needs, and Global Environmental Change.” Global Environmental Change 12(1): 5-13.

 

2002""It's Destroying a Whole Generation": Television and Moral Discourse in Belize." The Anthropology of Media, edited by Kelly Askew and Richard Wilk, Blackwell. Pp. 286-298. (Reprint)

 

2002 “Learning to Be Local in Belize: Global Systems of Common Difference." Development: A Cultural Studies Reader, edited by Susanne Schech and Jane Haggis, Blackwell. (Reprint)

 

2001 “Towards an Archaeology of Needs."  In Anthropological Perspectives on Technology, edited by Michael Schiffer. University of New Mexico Press.  Pp. 107-122.

 

2001 “”Consuming Morality.” Journal of Consumer Culture 1(2): 245-260.

 

2001 “Food and Nationalism: The Origins of "Belizean Food."” In Food Nations: Selling Taste in Consumer Societies, Warren Bellasco and Philip Scranton Ed. Routledge: New York. Pp. 67-89.

 

2001 “Houses as Consumer Goods: Social Processes and Allocation Decisions.” In D. Miller Ed. Consumption: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences. Vol. 2.  Pp. 133-154 London: Routledge. (Reprint)

 

2001 “The Impossibility and Necessity of Re-Inquiry: Finding Middle Ground in Social Science.” Journal of Consumer Research 28(2): 308-312.

 

2001 “Consumer Goods as Dialogue about Development.” In D. Miller Ed. Consumption: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences Vol 3.Pp. 34-53. London: Routledge. (Reprint)

 

2000 “The Joys and Perils of Being Transdisciplinary.” Society for Economic Anthropology Newsletter. 20(1):10-14. Online at: http://dizzy.library.arizona.edu/ej/jpe/transdisciplinarity.htm

 

2000 “Consuming America.” In Anthropology and Middle Class Working Families. Mary Overbey and Kathryn Dudley, eds., American Anthropological Association: Arlington VA. Pp. 106-109. (reprint from Anthropology Newsletter)

 

1999 Norman Hammond, Sheena Howarth and Richard Wilk "The Discovery, Exploration, and Monuments of Nim Li Punit, Belize." Research Reports on Ancient Maya Writing, No. 40, Center for Maya Research, Washington, D.C.

 

1999 “Quality of Life: An Anthropological Point of View.”  Feminist Economics 5(2):91-93.

 

1999 "Whose Forest? Whose Land? Whose Ruins? Ethics and Conservation." Science and Engineering Ethics 5(3): 367-374.

 

1999 "Real Belizean Food": Building Local Identity in the Transnational Caribbean. American Anthropologist. 101(2): 244-255.

 

1998 (with Priscilla Stone) " Introduction to A Very Human Ecology: Celebrating the Work of Robert McC. Netting." Human Ecology 26(2): 175-188.

 

1998 “Emulation, Imitation, and Global Consumerism.” Organization & Environment 11(3): 314-333.

 

1998 Elizabeth Babcock and Richard Wilk "International Travel and Consumer Preferences among Secondary School Students in Belize, Central America." Caribbean Geography 8(1): 32-45.

 

1997 "Emerging Linkages in the World System and the Challenge to Economic Anthropology." in Economic Analysis Beyond the Local System, Monographs in Economic Anthropology, No. 13.  Richard Blanton, Peter Peregrine, Deborah Winslow, and Thomas Hall, eds., University Press of America. Pp. 97-108.

 

1997 (with K. Anne Pyburn) “Archaeological Ethics.” Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, Volume 1. Academic Press. Pp. 197-207.

 

1997 "Preface to the Paperback Edition."  Household Ecology. DeKalb: Northern Illinois Univ. Press. Pp I-xx.

 

1997 (with Stephen Miller) "Some Methodological Issues in Counting Communities and Households."  Human Organization 56(1): 64-71.

 

1997 "A Critique of Desire: Distaste and Dislike in Consumer Behavior." Consumption, Markets & Culture 1(2):175-196.

 

1997 "Emulation and Global Consumerism." in Environmentally Significant Consumption. Committee on Human Dimensions of Global Change, National Research Council. National Academy Press. Washington, DC. Pp. 110-115.

 

1996 "Sustainable Development: Practical, Ethical, and Social Issues in Technology Transfer." In Traditional Technology for Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development in the Asian-Pacific Region. Kozo Ishizuka, Shigeru Hasajima, and Darryl Macer, eds., University Of Tsukuba. pp. 206-218.

 

1996 K. Anne Pyburn and R. Wilk "Ethics and Archaeology." in The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, Brian Fagan, ed., Oxford University Press. pp. 206-207.

 

1995 "Learning to Be Local in Belize: Global Systems of Common Difference." in Worlds Apart: Modernity Through the Prism of the Local, Daniel Miller, ed., Routledge. pp. 110-133.

 

1995 "Real Belizean Food: Global Power and Local Cooking." Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Cultural Dimension of International Marketing. University of Odense. pp. 240-266.

 

1995 "Pageants and Power." (C. Cohen and Richard Wilk) in Beauty on the Global Stage, New York: Routledge. pp. 1-12.

 

1995 "Connections and Contradictions: From the Crooked Tree Cashew Queen to Miss World Belize." In Beauty on the Global Stage, C. Cohen, R. Wilk, and B. Stoeltje, eds., New York: Routledge. pp. 217-233.

 

1995  Consumer Goods as Dialogue about Development: Colonial Time and Television Time in Belize." in Consumption and Identity, J. Friedman, ed., Chur, Switzerland: Harwood Academic. pp. 97-118.

 

1995 (K. Anne Pyburn and R. Wilk) "Responsible Archaeology is Applied Anthropology." in Ethics in American Archaeology, Mark Lynott and Alison Wylie, eds., Washington, D.C.: Society for American Archaeology. pp. 71-76.

 

1995 "The Local and the Global in the Political Economy of Beauty: From Miss Belize to Miss World." Review of International Political Economy 2(1):117-134 (special issue on the power of representation in international political economy).

 

1995 (Julie Zimmer, Richard Wilk and Anne Pyburn) "A Survey of Attitudes and Values in Archaeological Practice." SAA Bulletin 13(5):10-12.

 

1994   "Colonial Time and TV Time."  Visual Anthropology Review 10(1):94-102

 

1994 "Inside the Economic Institution: Modeling Household Budget Structures." in Anthropology and Institutional Economics, James Acheson, ed., University Press of America. pp. 365-390.

 

1993 "Towards a Unified Anthropological Theory of Decision Making." in Research in Economic Anthropology, Barry Isaac, Ed., Greenwich, CT.: JAI Press. pp. 191-212.

 

1993 ""It's Destroying a Whole Generation": Television and Moral Discourse in Belize." Visual Anthropology 5: 229-244.

 

1993 "Beauty and the Feast: Official and Visceral Nationalism in Belize." Ethnos (special issue - Defining the National) 53(3-4): 1-25.

 

1993 (K. Anne Pyburn and Richard Wilk) "The Center for Archaeology and the Public Interest: Plans and Policy." Public Archaeology Review 1(1):2-11.

 

1991 (with Harold Wilhite) "The Community of Cuello: Patterns of Household and Settlement Change." in Cuello: A Preclassic Maya Community, Norman Hammond (ed.), Cambridge University Press.

 

1991 (with Laura Kosakowsky) "Contextual Analysis." in Cuello: A Preclassic Maya Community, Norman Hammond (ed.), Cambridge University Press.

 

1991 "Consumer Goods, Cultural Imperialism and Underdevelopment in Belize." in Third Annual Studies On Belize Conference, SPEAR (ed.), SpeaReport No. 6, Belize City. pp. 135-146.

 

1991 "Las Minorias ethnicas de Belice: Mopan, Kekchi y Garifuna." Hombre y Ambiente: El Punto de Vista Indigena 5(19):7-64.  (Ediciones Abya-Yala, Quito, Ecuador)

 

1990 "The Built Environment and Consumer Decisions." in Domestic Architecture and the Use of Space, Susan Kent (ed.), Cambridge University Press. pp. 34-42.

 

1990 "Household Ecology: Decision Making and Resource Flows." in The Ecosystem Approach in Anthropology: From Concept To Practice, Emilio Moran (ed.), University of Michigan Press. pp. 323-356.

 

1990 "Consumer Goods as Dialogue about Development." Culture & History, 7: 79-100.

 

1990 "The Poetry of Colonialism: 19th Century Doggerel About Belize." Belizean Studies, 17(3):22-33.

 

1989 (with Mac Chapin) "Belize: Land Tenure and Ethnicity." Cultural Survival Quarterly, 13(3): 41-45.

1989 "Houses as Consumer Goods: Social Processes and Allocation Decisions." in The Social Economy of Consumption, Ben Orlove and Henry Rutz (eds.), University Press of America. pp. 373-406.

 

1989 "Decision Making and Resource Flows Within the Household: Beyond the Black Box." in The Household Economy: Reconsidering the Domestic Mode of Production. R. Wilk (ed.), Westview Press. pp. 23-54.

 

1989 "Colonial Time and T.V. Time: Media and Historical Consciousness in Belize." Belizean Studies, 17(1): 3-13.

 

1989 "United States - Belize Relations in a Time of Tension: 1861-62." Belizean Studies, 17(2): 16-22.

 

1988 "Ancient Maya Household Organization: Evidence and Analogies." in Household and Community In the Mesoamerican      Past. R. Wilk and W. Ashmore (eds.). Univ. of New Mexico Press. pp. 135-152.

 

1988 (Wendy Ashmore and Richard Wilk)  "Introduction." in Household and Community In the Mesoamerican Past. R. Wilk and W. Ashmore (eds.). University of New Mexico Press. pp. 1-28.

1988 "House, Home, and Consumer Decision Making in Two Cultures." Advances in Consumer Research, 14: 303-307.

 

1988 (Steadman Upham, Wenda Trevathan and Richard Wilk) "Teaching Anthropology: Research, Students and the Marketplace." Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 19(3): 203-217.

 

1987 (with Harold Wilhite) "Why Don't People Weatherize their Homes? An Ethnographic Solution." in Energy Efficiency: Perspectives On Individual Energy Behavior, W. Kempton and M. Neiman (eds.), American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Washington D.C.. pp.51-68.

 

1987 "The Search for Tradition in Southern Belize: A Personal Narrative." America Indigena, 47(2):77-95.

 

1987 Harold Wilhite and Richard Wilk  "A Method for Self-Recording Household Energy Use Behavior." Energy and Buildings, 10:73-79.

 

1987 (with Manuel Cab, Marcos Cab and Laura Kosakowsky) "The Prisoner and the Chol-Cuink - A Kekchi Folk Story." Belizean Studies, 15(3).

 

1987 "The Kekchi and the Settlement of Toledo District." Belizean Studies, 15(3).

 

1986 "Mayan Ethnicity in Belize." Cultural Survival Quarterly, 10(2):73-78.

 

1985 "Dry Season Riverbank Agriculture Among the Kekchi Maya, and its Implications for Prehistory." in Prehistoric Lowland Maya Environment and Subsistence Economy, Mary Pohl (ed.), Papers of the Peabody Museum, Vol. 77, pp. 47-58.

 

1985 (with Duncan Pring and Norman Hammond) "Settlement Excavations in the North Sector of Nohmul, 1974." in Nohmul: A Prehistoric Community In Belize, N. Hammond (ed.), BAR Int. Series 250(ii): Oxford. pp. 387-501.

 

1985 "The Ancient Maya and the Political Present." Journal of Anthropological Research, 41(3):307-326.

Edward Staski and Richard Wilk "La cultura material de areas marginales y gente probre: un caso del distrito de Toledo, Belice."  Revista Mexicana de estudios antropologicos, 31:155-162.

(with Hal Wilhite) "Why Don't People Weatherstrip their Homes? An Ethnographic Solution." Energy, 10(5):621-631.

"History and Mayan Ethnicity in Belize." Journal of Belizean Affairs, 2(1):12-17.

1984 (with Hal Wilhite) "Household Energy Decision Making in Santa Cruz County, California." in Families and Energy: Coping With Uncertainty. B. Morrison and W. Kempton (eds.), Michigan State Univ., College of Human Ecology. pp. 449-459.

 

(with Robert M. Netting) "Households: Changing Form and Function." in Households: Comparative and Historical Studies of the Domestic Group. R. Netting, R. Wilk and E. Arnould (eds.), University of California Press. pp. 1-28.

 

"Households in Process: Agricultural Change and Domestic Transformation among the Kekchi Maya." in Households: Comparative and Historical Studies of the Domestic Group. R. Netting, R. Wilk and E. Arnould (eds.), University of California Press. pp. 217-244.

 

(Robert Netting, Richard Wilk and Eric Arnould) "Introduction." in Households: Comparative and Historical Studies of the Domestic Group.  R. Netting, R. Wilk and E. Arnould (eds.), University of California Press. pp. xiii-xxxviii.

 

(Eric Arnould and Richard Wilk) "Why do the Natives Wear Adidas?" Advances In Consumer Research, 11:748-752.

 

"Rural Settlement Change in Belize, 1970-1980: The Effects of Roads." Belizean Studies, 12(4):1-10.

 

1983 "Little House in the Jungle: The Causes of Variation in House Size Among Modern Kekchi Maya." Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 2(2):99-116.

 

Jeff Walker and Richard Wilk  "Manufacture and Use-Wear Characteristics of Ethnographic, Replicated, and Archaeological Manioc Grater Board Teeth. Obsidiana en Mesoamericana. Mexico, D.F.: Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia. pp. 459-463. Coleccion Cientifica V. 176.

 

(with Hal Wilhite) "Household Energy Decision Making in Santa Cruz County, California." Publication UER-105, Universitywide Energy Research Group, University of California, Berkeley.

 

1982 (with William L. Rathje) "Household Archaeology." American Behavioral Scientist, 25(6):617-640.

 

1981 (with Michael Schiffer) "The Modern Material-Culture Field School: Teaching Archaeology on the University Campus." in Modern Material Culture: The Archaeology of Us. R. Gould and M. Schiffer (eds.), Academic Press: NY. pp. 15-30.

 

"Pigs are a Part of the System: A Lesson in Agricultural Development." Belizean Studies, 9(2):20-24.

 

(N. Hammond, K. Bruhns, R. Wilk, M. Horton, J. Cartwright, M. Davenport and C. Miksicek) "Excavations at Cuello, 1980." Belizean Studies, 9(3):8-20.

 

"The Quiet Invasion: Anthropologists in Belize." Brukdown: Belize, 4:16-19.

 

"Belize's Unknown Library: A Bibliography of Unpublished Sources on the Anthropology and People of Belize." Brukdown: Belize, 4(6):21-25.

 

1979 (with Laura Kosakowsky) "The Contextual Sampling Program at Cuello, 1978." in Cuello Project 1978 Interim Report. Norman Hammond (ed.), Rutgers University Archaeological Research Report no. 1, pp.58-66

(N. Hammond, D. Pring, R. Wilk, S. Donaghey, F. Saul, E. Wing, A. Miller and L. Feldman) "The Earliest Lowland Maya: Definition of the Swasey Phase." American Antiquity, 44:92-110.

(with M. Schiffer) "The Archaeology of Vacant Lots in Tucson, Arizona." American Antiquity, 44:530-536.

1978 "Microscopic Examination of Chipped Flint and Obsidian." Appendix 1, in Excavations at Seibal by G. Willey. Memoirs of the Peabody Museum, 14(1):139-145.

 "Microscopic Examination of Chipped Stone Tools from Barton Ramie, Belize." Estudios de cultura Maya, 10:53-68.

 

1976 (S. Donaghey, D. Pring, R. Wilk, F. Saul, L. Feldman, N. Hammond) "Excavations at Cuello, 1976." in Archaeology In Northern Belize. Cambridge University, pp. 3-60.

 

(With N. Hammond) "Exploration at Nimli Punit, Toledo District, 1976." in Archaeology In Northern Belize. Cambridge University, pp. 60-63.

 

"Work in Progress at Colha, 1976." in Maya Lithic Studies, T. Hester and N. Hammond (eds.), Special Report 4, Center for Archaeological Research, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio. pp. 35-40.

 

"Some Archaeological Work in Belize." Belizean Studies, 4:34-41.

 

1975 (with N. Hammond and D. Pring) "Settlement Pattern Excavations in the Northern Sector of  Nohmul." in Archaeology In Northern Belize, Corozal Project 1974-75 Interim Report, Norman Hammond (ed.), Cambridge University, pp. 73-115.

 

(Duncan Pring, Michael Walton and Richard Wilk) "Survey and Excavations at Colha" in Archaeology in Northern Belize, Corozal Project 1974-75 Interim Report, Norman Hammond, (ed.), Cambridge University. pp. 152-184.

 

1973 (N. Hammond, C. Heighway, D. Pring, R. Wilk and E. Graham) "1973 Operations", in Corozal Project 1973 Interim Report, Norman Hammond, (ed.), Cambridge University.

 

 

Book Reviews, Comments, and Other Publications

 

2005 Abstract of “How Big a Tent.” The Philosopher’s Index 1940-2005/06.

 Review of D. Miller, ed., “Home Possessions.” Australian Journal of Anthropology, 16(3):404-405.

 Comment on Heather Horst and Daniel Miller “Cell Phones and Social Networking in Jamaica.” Current Anthropology 46(5):772.

 

2004 “Beauty Pageants” in Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America, Gary Cross ed., Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson-Gale. Pp. 95-96.

 

2003   “Morals and Metaphors.” Consumers, Commodities & Consumption (a newsletter of the American Sociological Association) 4(2): 1-5.

Review of Daniel Miller, ed., “Car Cultures.” American Anthropologist. 105 (1): 202-203.

Review of T. Princen et. al., “Confronting Consumption.” Journal of Consumer Culture. 3 (5):405-408.

 

2002    Comment on Rudi Colloredo-Mansfield “An Ethnography of Neoliberalism.” Current Anthropology 43(1): 130-131.

 

2001    Review of Gordon Mathews, “Global Culture/Individual Identity: Searching for Home in the Cultural Supermarket.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 7(1):189-90.

 Review of Klaas Jan Noorman and Ton Schoot Uiterkamp, eds., “Green Households? Domestic Consumers, Environment, and Sustainability.” Ecological Economics 37(3): 476-477.

 

2000   “Commentary on Sapper’s Religious Customs and Beliefs of the Q’eqchi’ Indians.”  In Early Scholars’ Visits to Central America, translated by Theodore Gutman, edited by Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett and Ellen Hardy, UCLA Institute of Archaeology, Occasional Paper 18. Pp. 30.

 

1999     "When Good Theories go Bad." Chronicle of Higher Education. July 9, 1999. (reprinted twice)

 Review of “Ethics of Consumption: The Good Life, Justice, and Global Stewardship.” Environment 41(9):44-45.

 "Consuming America." Anthropology Newsletter 40(2): 1-5. (February 1999)

"Kekchi Maya" and "Cohune Palm Thatch" in Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture: Architecture of the World, Paul Oliver, ed., Cambridge University Press (with two illustrations).

Review of L. Arizpe, F. Paz, and M. Velazquez. “Culture and Global Change: Social Perceptions of Deforestation in the Lacandona Rain Forest in Mexico.” Society and Natural Resources 11:541-543.

Review of J. Weatherford, "The History of Money." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 4(2): 362-363.

Review of Jonathan Adler, "The Costs of Kyoto." Environment 40(7): 25-26.

Review of Rita Erickson, "Paper or Plastic: Energy, Environment, and Consumption in Sweden and America." Environment 40(3):25.

A Global Anthropology?  Review of J. Friedman, “Cultural Identity and Global Process." Current Anthropology 39(2):287-288.

Review of S. Mintz, “Tasting  Food, Tasting Freedom.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 4(1):152-153.

Comment on "The Distributional Approach: A New Way to Identify Marketplace Exchange in the Archaeological Record, by Kenneth Hirth. Current Anthropology, Vol. 39, No. 4. (Aug. - Oct., 1998), pp. 451-476

1997 Review of “Maya Resurgence in Guatemala.” By Richard Wilson, American Anthropologist 99(2): 461.

1996 Comment on “Typological Schemes and Agricultural Change: Beyond Boserup in Precolonial South India by Kathleen D. Morrison." Current Anthropology 37(4):601-602.

 "Taking Gender to Market: A Comment on the Markets Debate." Feminist Economics 2(1):90-93.

1995 Review of, "The Ceren Site" by Payson Sheets. Latin American Antiquity.

 Review of "Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1680-1805" by Robert Patch. American Anthropologist. 97(4):819-820.

(A. Pyburn & Richard Wilk) "Remembering Harriot Topsey." Anthropology Newsletter 36(9):17-18.

 Review of R. Netting, "Smallholders, Householders." American Anthropologist 97(1): 175-176.

1993 Review of M. Moberg, "Citrus, Strategy, and Class." Ethnohistory 41(1):188-190.

1992 (with Stephen Miller) "The Census as an Ethnocentric Grid: Methodological Problems in       Understanding the Caribbean Household." Working Paper 93-15. Population Inst., Indiana University.

"Inside the Economic Institution: Modeling Household Budget Structures." Working Paper 92-14. Population Institute, Indiana University.

1991 "The Household in Anthropology: Problem or Panacea?" Reviews in Anthropology, 20:1-12.

1990 Review of "Food and Farm: Current Debates and Policies." ed. by C. Gladwin and K. Truman. American Ethnologist, 17(3): 570-571.

1989 Review of "One God - Two Temples" by Jon Schackt. American Anthropologist, 91(1):212.

"Less is More: Why Diskette Storage Doesn't Replace Paper." Academic Computing Times, Indiana University. February.

1983 Review of "Maya Subsistence: Studies in Memory of Dennis E. Puleston." edited by Kent V. Flannery. American Anthropologist, 85(1):172-173.

1977 Review of "The Maya World" by Sodi Morales. The Hispanic American Review, 57;787.

 

Papers and Lectures Presented:

“Consumption Jiu-Jitsu: Using their own Tools against Them.” First meeting of the International Centre for Anti-Consumption Research, University of Auckland, New Zealand, June 20-21, 2006.

 

“Family Food Fights: Studying Conflict in Household Meals.” Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Food and Society, Boston, June 7-11, 2006.

 

“European Luxury Products in Class and Gender Systems of 19th Century Belize.  Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, March 15-19, 2006.

 

“Salt Pork and Rum in Belize: The Historical Connections between Global Capitalism and Modern Masculinity.” Invited Lecture, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, February 13, 2006.

 

“The Global Food Economy in an Earlier Era.” Invited Lecture, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, February 10, 2006.

 

“Food Scholars and Gourmets: Links and Common Ground.” Invited paper, The Gourmet Voice International Festival, Cannes, January 25-29, 2006.

 

“Time for “the Maya.”” Invited paper for the Wenner-Gren Symposium, “The Public Meanings of the Archaeological Past: Sociological Archaeology and Archaeological Ethnography,” Piste, Mexico, June 1-5, 2005.

 

“A Taste of Home: The Cultural and Economic Significance of European Food Exports to the Colonies.” Invited paper for the workshop, “Food and Globalization: Transnational Perspectives on Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries,” Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences ,Wassenaar, May 19-21, 2005

 

“Global Fast Food or Local Slow Cuisine: Are These the Only Options on the Menu?” Invited lecture, Transnational Seminar series, University of Illinois, February 25, 2005.

 

“Food and Globalization in 19th Century Belize.” Annual Meeting of the Midwest Mesoamericanists, Bloomington IN, March 4, 2005.

 

“Binge Consumption, from Pirates of the Caribbean to Delta Phi.” Invited lecture, Marketing Dept., Eller School of Business, University of Arizona, February 11, 2005.

 

“Cultural Smoothing.” Invited paper for the workshop “Unknown Cultural Processes,” Department of European Ethnology, Lund University, December 4-5, 2004.

 

“The Diet of Buccaneers on the Spanish Main.” Invited paper for the annual conference of the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, November 27, 2004.

 

“Consumption and the Persistence of Culture in the Global Village.” Invited paper at the conference “Con Sumo - The Consumer and Food Consumption in Post-Modern Times,” Piedmont regional government, Turin, October 5, 2004.

 

“Masculinity and Consumption.” Cultures of Consumption Annual Conference for Award holders, Manchester, September 30-October 1, 2004.

 

“Religious Material Culture: Morality, Modernity, and Aesthetics.” Güliz Ger, Bilkent University, and Richard Wilk, Indiana University, Special Topics session at the annual meeting of the Association for Consumer Research, Portland, October 7-10, 2004.

 

“Long before the Big Mac: Global food in the nineteenth century British Empire from the vantage point of Belize.” Invited paper at the conference “Imperial Globalisation? Trade, Technologies, and Transnationalities within the British Empire, c. 1800-2000,” British Empire & Commonwealth Museum, Bristol, 10-11 September 2004.

 

“Impoverished Workers on the Fringes of Empire, and the Origins of Consumer Culture.” Invited paper for the conference “Consumption, Modernity and the West: Re-thinking Narratives of Consumerism,” California Institute of Technology, Los Angeles, April 16 -17, 2004.

 

“Salt Pork and Boiled Dough: The Global Diet before McDonalds.” Invited Lecture, New Mexico State University, February 26, 2004.

 

“Food and Masculinity on the Margins of the World System.” Invited lecture, School of American Research, Santa Fe, January 24, 2004.

 

“The Extractive Economy: An early phase of the Globalization of Diet, and its Environmental Consequences.” Invited paper for the conference “World Systems History and Global Environmental Change,” Lund, Sweden, September 18-23, 2003.

 

“What’s Love Got to do with it? Non-Corporate Households and the Legacy of Globalization.” Invited paper, conference on Gender and Globalization, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University, May 27, 2003.

 

“The Impossibility of Defining Consumption.” Invited Lecture, Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University, May 13, 2003.

 

“The Olmec and Miss Universe.” Invited lecture, The Ohio State University, May 9, 2003.

 

Anne Pyburn and Richard Wilk “Law and Order: The Archaeologist as Material Witness.” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, November 20-24, 2002.

 

“Free to be You and Me?” Presented at the conference “Towards an Ethical Mayan Archaeology,” University of British Columbia, November 14-17, 2002.

 

“Understanding Consumers, Understanding Cultures.” Invited roundtable presentation and discussion, Third Annual Doctoral Symposium, Association for Consumer Research, Atlanta, October 17, 2002.

 

Poetry Reading “Economic Anthropology Poems on the Theme of Gleaning.” Annual HCR Conference, Atlanta, October 16-17, 2002.

 

“Gender and the Consumption of Industrial Food in the 18th and 19th Century Caribbean.” 14th International Ethnological Food Research Conference, Basel, Switzerland, September 30-October 4, 2002.

 

Keynote Address, “Morals and Metaphors.” Conference on “Elusive Consumption,” University of Göteborg Business School. June 24-28, 2002.

 

“Useful Theory and Case Studies from the Anthropology of Consumption.  Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, in a sponsored symposium entitled “Current Theoretical Perspectives and Directions in Sociocultural Anthropology: Implications for Archaeology,” Denver, March 20, 2002.

 

“Gender and Globalization” Invited lecture in the year long Syracuse Symposium, “Exploring Beauty,” Syracuse, February 20, 2002.

 

“Gendering and Ungendering Consumer Culture.” Invited lecture, Department of Marketing, University of Nebraska. February 6, 2002.

 

“Creolization and Global Cuisine.” Invited lecture, Department of Anthropology, University of Oslo, November 8, 2001.

 

“Lumping and Splitting: Globalization that Reforms the Categories of People and Things.” Presented in the Invited Session “Interrogating Non-Western Consumer Cultures,” Annual Meeting of the Association for Consumer Research, Austin, October 10-14 2001.

 

“The Binge Economy.” Presented at The Eighth Conference on Consumption. Université de Paris, la Sorbonne, July 25-28 2001.

 

“Culture and Energy Consumption.” International Workshop on Sustainable Consumption, Lancaster University, July 17-21, 2001.

 

“Gender and the Origins of Consumer Culture in Belize.” Invited lecture in series, The Modern Girl around the World, Taylor Institute and Women’s Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, February 16, 2001.

 

“Creolization and the History of Food in the Caribbean.” Invited lecture, University of Kentucky, February 8, 2001.

 

“Fashion Systems and Globalization.” Invited Lecture, African Studies Seminar, Indiana University, Bloomington, January 31, 2001.

 

“Consumption and Mass Media.” Invited presentation, Oxford Workshop on Sustainable Consumption and the Media, Oxford Commission on Sustainable Consumption. Oxford, January 8-9, 2001.

 

“Fashion Myths: The Gendering of Consumption In Belize In The Twentieth Century.” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 15, 2000.

 

“Consumption and the Environment: Finding the Connections.” Invited lecture, Southwestern University, October 9, 2000.

 

“Consumption and Ecology as Anthropological Issues.” Invited Lecture, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, October 5, 2000.

 

“Cultural Ecology and Consumer Culture: The Global Difference.” Invited Lecture, Millennial speaker series, Emory University, September 26, 2000.

 

“Why We Have No Working Theory Of Energy And Material Consumption, and Why We Should Be Concerned.” Invited lecture, Environmental Energy Technologies Division Seminar, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, June 6, 2000.

 

“Creole Rules: Assembling Local Cuisine In Nineteenth Century Belize.” Millennial Stews: Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Food and Society, New York University, June 2, 2000.

 

“Who is More Indigenous? Ethnicity, Identity, and Land Claims in Belize.” Invited Lecture, Anthropology, University of California at Davis, May 8, 2000.

 

Kathy Metzo and Richard Wilk “Building a Sustainable Community: The Case of Bloomington Indiana.” Reports from the 1999 SfAA Environmental Anthropology Program, invited session at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, San Francisco, March 22, 2000.

 

"Why Should Environmentalists Care About Academic Theories of Consumerism?" Invited Lecture, Rural Sociology Department, Washington State University, March 6, 2000.

 

“The Olmec, The Valley of Oaxaca, and Miss Universe.” Invited lecture, Anthropology Department, University of California at Berkeley, February 23, 2000.

 

“Imported Food and the making of Belizean National Identity.” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, November 1999.

 

“Food and Nationalism : The Origins of "Belizean Food”." Invited paper, “Food and Drink in Consumer Societies” Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware, Nov. 12-13, 1999.

 

“From Gendered Consumption to Gendered Production in Belize.” Invited paper, “The Transnational Politics of Gender and Consumption.” University of California at Berkeley, October 8-9, 1999.

 

"Towards a Useful Multigenic Theory of Consumption." Annual Summer Study of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Mandelieu, France, May 30- June 4, 1999.

 

"The Living Dead." (with Anne Pyburn) Annual Meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society, Chicago, April 17, 1999.

 

“Are Practices of Archaeological Field Projects Related to Positive Relationships with Local Communities? A Quantitative Analysis of 84 cases.” (with Julie Zimmer) Annual Meeting of the Soc. for American Archaeology, Chicago, March 25, 1999.

 

"When Good Theories Go Bad: Theory in Economic Anthropology and Consumer Research." Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, December 1998.

 

"Consumption as an Ecological Issue." Invited Lecture, Dept. Anthropology, University of Georgia. November 20, 1998.

"Consuming Technology." Advanced Seminar on Anthropology and Technology, Amerind Foundation, October 11-16, 1998, Dragoon, AZ.

"Global Consumer Culture." Indiana University Mini-University, June 20, 1998.

 

"Consumption and Global Environmental Issues." Summer Institute on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Indiana University. June 1998.

 

"When Good Theories Go Bad: Theory in Economic Anthropology and Consumer Research." 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Anthropology, Evanston, IL, April 17-18th, 1998.

 

"Rethinking Global Consumer Culture: What do we mean by 'Culture?'" Invited lecture. Department of Advertising, University of Illinois. March 6, 1998.

"Whose Forest? Whose Land? Whose Ruins? Ethics and Conservation." American Association for the Advancement of Science, Philadelphia, PA, February 14, 1998

"Rituals of Difference and Identity: Connecting the Global and the Local." Presented to the PhD. Course "Modern Times, Modern Rituals." Department of Ethnography and Social Anthropology, University of Aarhus (Denmark) November 1997.

"Pageants and Power in the Global Marketplace of Culture." Institute for European Ethnology, Lund University (Sweden) November 1997.

"The Culture Concept and International Marketing." Graduate seminar in Culture and Consumption, Odense University (Denmark) November 1997.

“Mestizaje and Creolization: The Case of Belize.” Interdisciplinary workshop on Racism, Mestizaje, and National Identity. Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Indiana University. May, 1997.

"Consumption and Global Environmental Issues." Summer Institute on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Indiana University. May, 1997.

“Local Consumer Culture and Global Atmospheric Change - Where are the Connections?” Society for Economic Anthropology, Guadalajara, April 25, 1997.

"Intensification, Agriculture, and the Politics of Accumulation." American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 21, 1996.

"Learning to Not-Want Things." Association for Consumer Research, Tucson, October 14, 1996.

"How Bob Held Up the House." Society for Applied Anthropology, Baltimore, March 29, 1996.

 "Sustainable Development: Practical, Ethical, and Social Issues in Technology Transfer." UNESCO-Tsukuba

University Conference on The Uses of Traditional Technologies in Environmentally Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region. Tsukuba, Japan, December 11-16, 1995.

"What Archaeologists Really Think." Chacmool Conference, Calgary, November  11-12, 1995. (Julie Zimmer and Richard Wilk)

"Emulation and Global Consumerism."  Workshop on Global Environmental Impacts of US Consumption. National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, Washington D.C., November 8-9, 1995.

"Real Belizean Food: Global Power and Local Cooking." Competitive Paper, Second Conference on the Cultural Dimension of International Marketing, Odense, Denmark, May, 1995. Prize for best presentation at conference.

"Learning Distaste: The Social Importance of Not-Wanting." Invited paper, Fifth International Conference on Consumption, Lund, Sweden. August, 1995.

"Global Circuits: Local Wiring." Symposium on Tracing the Global Through the Local, Indiana University, April 1995.

"Pageants and Power." Invited lecture, Anthropology Department, McGill University, November 1994.

"I Hate Pizza!  Alterity and Distaste in Belizean Consumer Identities." Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Atlanta, Nov. 1994.

"Body & Mind - Beauty and Power in the Global Pageant." Invited lecture, Joensuu Festival, Finland, June 1994.

"Responsible Archaeology is Applied Anthropology." (with K. Anne Pyburn) Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Invited paper, Anaheim, May 1994.

"Ecotourism and Archaeological Preservation: Experiences from Belize." (with K. Anne Pyburn) Society for Applied Anthropology, Cancun, April 1994.

"Transnational Families." Invited paper, Population Inst. for Research & Training, IU. December 1993.

"Miss World Belize: Globalism, Localism And The Political Economy of Beauty." Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Assoc., Washington, DC. Nov. 1993.

"Learning to be Local in Belize: Global Systems of Common Difference." Invited paper, Decennial Meeting of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the Commonwealth, Oxford, July 1993.

"Systems of Common Difference." Invited Plenary Paper, International Studies Assoc., Acapulco, March 1993.

"Emerging Linkages In the World System and the Challenge to Economic Anthropology."  Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Anthropology, Durham, NH, April 1993.

"Ecotourism, Archaeology and Community Involvement: A Case From Belize." International Research Conference on Belize, Jacksonville, March 1993.

"The Census as an Ethnocentric Grid." (with Stephen Miller) American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 1992. (also presented to the Population Research Institute at Indiana University, December 1992)

"I Would be Proud to be a Belizean if I Could Figure out what a Belizean Was." Conference on Nationalism and Cultural Identity, University of Lund, April 1992.

"The Problems with Grass-Roots Development." Seminar on Development Anthropology, University of Lund. April 1992.

"The Institutional Economics of Household Budgets." Annual Meeting  of the Society for Economic Anthropology. Irvine,  March 1992.

"Households in the Caribbean and the Problem of the Census." (with Stephen Miller) Conference on "People Empowerment: Challenges for Access in the Developing World." Indiana Center for Global Change and World Peace. March, 1992.

"Domestic and Market Labor as Resource in Belizean Development." Indiana Center on Global Change and World Peace. November 1991.

"Ecology, Ecotourism and Development in Belize." Dialogos Lecture Series, Indiana University. September 1991.

"Global and Local Media: Imperialism or Discourse?" Department of Communications Studies Lecture Series, Indiana University. October 1991.

"Selfishness and Altruism, Rationality and Irrationality." Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University. October 1991.

"Towards a Unified Anthropological Theory of Decision Making." Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, November 1991.

"Television as Moral Discourse in Belize." School of Journalism, Indiana University, February 1991.

"Altruism and Self Interest: Building a Theory of Household Behavior." Conference on Family/Household Behavior, Irvine, April 1991.

It's Destroying a Whole Generation' :Television as Moral Discourse in Belize." Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Assoc., New Orleans, Nov. 1990.

"Consumerism in Belize: An Anthropological Approach." Dialogos Lectures, Indiana University, October 1990.

"Consumer Goods: Work in Progress in Belize." Workshop on Commodities and Cultural Strategies, University of Copenhagen, November 1989.

"Consumer Goods as Dialogue about Development." Invited lecture, Ethnographic Institute, University of Lund, Sweden, November 1989.

"Colonial Time and TV Time: Media and Consciousness in Belize." American Ethnological Society, Santa Fe, April 1989.

"Consumer Goods, Cultural Imperialism and Underdevelopment in Belize." Third Annual Studies of Belize Conference, Belize City, June 1989.

"Consumer Goods and Development in the Third World." Darwin Society, Purdue University, January 1989.

"Consumer Goods as Dialogue about Development." American Anthropological Assoc, Phoenix, November 1988.

"Tradition and Anti-Tradition: Continuity and Discontinuity In Maya Prehistory." Society for American Archaeology, Phoenix, April 1988.

"Household Ecology - Patterns and Processes." American Anthropological Association, Chicago, November 1987.

"The Maya Today." University Museum, New Mexico State University, January 1987.

"Housing as a Product of Consumer Decision-Making." Soc. for Economic Anthropology, Champaign, April 1986.

"Home, Housing, and Household Decision Making in Two Cultures."  Association for Consumer Research, Toronto, October 1986.

"Household Size and Economic Diversity in Belize: A Statistical Analysis." American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, November, 1986.

"Development that Works: Social Science in Agricultural Assistance." New Mexico Agricultural Sciences Association, Las Cruces, January 1986.

"Working for USAID as an Anthropologist." Talk and round-table, University of Arizona, October 1985.

"Is Household a Noun or a Verb?" Latin American Studies Association, Albuquerque, April 1985.

"Why Don't People Weatherstrip Their Homes? An Ethnographic Study." American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Summer Study, Santa Cruz, August 1984. 

"The Mayan Contribution to Belizean Cultural Pluralism." Conference on Belizean Cultural Roots, University of the West Indies, Belize City, May 1984.

"Culture, Cognition, and the Drafts Under the Door." American Anthropological Assoc, Denver, December 1984.

"Peripheral Capitalism, Household Organization and Settlement Patterns."  Society for Economic Anthropology, Iowa City, 1983.

"Modern and Ancient Maya Household Organization." Society for American Archaeology, Pittsburgh, May 1983.

"Gender, Race, and Class in Belize." Symposium on Gender, Race, and Class in the Caribbean Basin, Santa Cruz, January 1983.

"Household Energy Decision Making in Santa Cruz County, California." Conference on Families and Energy, East Lansing, 1983 (With Hal Wilhite).

"Why do the Natives Wear Adidas?" Assoc. for Consumer Research, Salt Lake City, 1983 (With Eric Arnould).

"Vernacular Sources of Anthropological Theory: A Case from Archaeology." American Anthropological Association, Chicago, November 1983.

"Little House in the Jungle." Society for American Archaeology, Minneapolis, April 1982.

"Dry Season Riverbank Agriculture Among the Kekchi Maya of Belize." Conference on Lowland Maya Environment and Agriculture, University of Minnesota, April 1982.

"The Missing Maya." American Anthropological Association, Washington D.C., December 1982.

"Maya Households: Two Strange Stories." Invited lecture, New College, Univ. of South Florida, October 1982.

"Ethnographic and Archaeological Studies of Manioc Processing." Mesoamerican Conference on Obsidian, Hidalgo, Mexico, Spring 1981 (with Jeff Walker).

"Towards an Archaeology of the Household."  Soc. for American Archaeology, San Diego, May 1981 (with W. Rathje).

"Bottles and Chert: Protohistoric Archaeology in Southern Belize." Sociedad Mexicana de Antropologia, San Cristobal de las Casas, June 1981 (with E. Staski).

"Subsistence Production in Belize." American Anthropological Association, Los Angeles, October 1981.

"Households in Process: Ecology and Domestic Organization among the Kekchi Maya of Belize." Wenner-Gren Foundation Conference on Households, New York, May 1981.

"The Settlement Area Sampling Project at Cuello, Belize." Society for American Archaeology, Philadelphia, April 1980 (with Hal Wilhite).

"New Methods for the Study of Complex Archaeological Deposits: Contextual Analysis at Cuello, Belize."  Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, April 1979 (with L. Kosakowsky).

"Monumental Sculpture and Architecture at Nimli Punit, Belize."  Ancient Maya Art, Guatemala City, June 1978 (with N. Hammond).

"Contemporary Urban Archaeology: Vacant Lots in Tucson." Society for American Archaeology, Tucson, April 1978 (with M. Schiffer).

"New Approaches to Teaching Archaeology: The Modern Material Culture Field School."  American Anthropological Association, Los Angeles, November 1978 (with M. B. Schiffer).

"Archaeological Research at Colha, Belize." Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans, May 1977.

"Research at Colha, Belize in 1976." Field Symposium on Maya Lithics, Orange Walk, Belize, March 1976.

 

Organized Meetings and Symposia:

 

2006 Organizer, “Eating on the Dark Side: Food and Pain.” Triple session at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Food and Society, Boston, June 7-11, 2006.

 

2005 Program Committee Member, Association for Consumer Research. San Antonio, TX, September 28-October 2, 2005.

 

2004 Organizer and Discussant (with Elizabeth Shove), “Routines and Rhythms of Consumption.” Workshop sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council, Cultures of Consumption Programme, London, December 16, 2004.

 

2004 Invited Delegate, “Just Knowledge? Governing research on food and farming.” Food Ethics Council, London, Dec. 10, 2004.

 

2004 Invited Discussant, “Setting Agendas in Interdisciplinary Research.” Advisory workshop sponsored by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, Abingdon, November 16, 2004.

 

2004 Conference Organizer and Program Chair, “Fast Food- Slow Food.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Anthropology, Atlanta, April 22-25, 2004.

 

2002 Discussant, “Four-Field Approaches to the Anthropology of North America.” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, November 20-24, 2002.

 

2001 Discussant, “Macro-Perspectives on Environment, Technology, and Inequality in the World System: Linking Political Ecology and Political Economy.” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington D.C., November 30, 2001.

 

2000 Discussant, “Archaeologists and Local Communities in Mesoamerica: Case Studies.” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 15, 2000.

 

2000  Discussant, “Consumption, Culture and Power in Global Perspective.” Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Pittsburgh, October 2000.

 

2000 Organizer and Discussant (with Deborah Winslow) of a workshop on Teaching Economic Anthropology, at the annual meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society, Bloomington, April 2000.

 

1999  Discussant, “Evil Capitalism: Responses to Economic Change in Eastern Europe.” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, November 1999.

 

1999  Discussant, “Beauty Industries in East Asia.” Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Boston, March 13, 1999.

 

1998 Discussant, "The Meaning of "Maya," New Studies of the Politics of Identity." Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, December 1998.

 

1998 Discussant. "Symbolic Meanings of High and Low Impact Daily Consumption Practices in Different Cultures."

Workshop on Consumption, Everyday Life and Sustainability. European Science Foundation. Lancaster, UK, March 27-29, 1998.

 

1997 Co-Organizer and Co-Chair (with Stephen Gudeman) of AES invited session “From the Stone Age to the 21st Century: A 25-year Retrospective on Sahlins’ Stone Age Economics. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington D.C., November 1997.

1997 Discussant, “Small Farmers, Global Markets: Individual and Collective Responses to the Challenges of Commodity Production.” Latin American Studies Association, Guadalajara, April 1997.

1996 Co-organizer and Chair of session "Agriculture from the Ground Up: A Tribute to Robert McC. Netting. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 1996.

1996 Organizer of Workshop Session "Global Consumer Culture and the Future of the Environment." Association for Consumer Research, Tucson, October 1996.

1996  Organizer of session "Remembering Bob Netting's Work on Households." Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Baltimore, March 1996.

1995  Discussant and Panelist for three sessions at the Second Conference on the Cultural Dimension of International Marketing, Odense, Denmark, May, 1995.

1993  Co-organizer and Chair (with Colleen Cohen), "Beauty and Power."  Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association.

1993  Program Committee, International Conference on Belize. University of North Florida.

1992  Discussant, "Trans-formations: Global and Local Cultural Process." AAA Meetings, San Francisco.

1991  Co-organizer (with Emilio Moran) of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Anthropology, Bloomington.

1991  Invited Discussant for session on the Economic Anthropology of the State, Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Anthropology.

1991  Invited Discussant, International Symposium on French Anthropology, Indiana University.

1991  Invited Discussant for symposium on Economic Anthropology at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Society, Chicago.

1989  Discussant, "Political Symbolism and Material Culture," AAA Meetings, Philadelphia.

1988  Chair and Discussant, "Houses and Calendars: Construction of  Time and Space, AAA meetings.

1987  Organizer of session on Process and Decision Making within the Household, AAA meetings.

1986  Discussant, "Symbolic Approaches to Consumer Behavior" Association for Consumer Research, Toronto.

1985  Co-organizer (with Joseph Palacio) of a symposium/workshop on Archaeology and Cultural Preservation in Belize, sponsored by the Belize Department of Archaeology and the  University of the West Indies.

1983  Co-organizer (with Wendy Ashmore) of a symposium "Mesoamerican Houses and Households", Society for American Archaeology.

1981  Chair and co-organizer (with Grant Jones) of two workshops on the anthropology of development in Belize, AAA Meetings.

1981  Co-organizer and co-chair (with Robert Netting) of the Wenner-Gren symposium, "Households - Changing Form and Function."

1980  Co-organizer (with William Rathje) "The Archaeology of the Household", Soc. for American Arch.

 

Associations and Boards

 

 Editorial Boards: Journal of Material Culture, Journal of Consumer Policy (2005-2010), Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute(1999-2002), Journal of Consumer Culture (1998-), Society for Economic Anthropology Publications (1998-), Food, Culture and Society (2000-), Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture (2006-), Interview Forum (internet).

 Society for Economic Anthropology

   American Anthropological Association (Fellow)

   American Ethnological Society

   Society for Applied Anthropology (Fellow)

   International Association for Feminist Economics

   Political Ecology Society

   International Society for Marketing and Development

   Association for Consumer Research

   International Society for Water history

 

External Service

 

  Advisory Committee on Transformative Consumer Research, Association for Consumer Research (2005-)

Senior Advisory Panel for Cultural Anthropology, National Science Foundation (2002-5)

External Review Committee, University of Iowa Anthropology Department (2001)

Program Committee, Society for Applied Anthropology, (2002-3)

Director and founder, Manche Maya Scholarship Fund, (1990- 2002)

President, Society for Economic Anthropology, (2001- 03)

Member, National Fulbright Review Committee for Central America and the Caribbean, (1997-98)

Nominations Committee, Society for Applied Anthropology (1995-97)

Associate Director, Center for Archaeology in the Public Interest (IUPUI). (1992-96)

Secretary-Treasurer, Society for Economic Anthropology (1991-93)

Executive Board, General Anthropology Division of the American Anthro. Assoc. (1988-1991)

Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry advisory committee on import substitution (1989)

National Water and Sanitation Policy Advisory, Ministry of Health, Government of Belize (1983-84)

Governing Board, Belize Institute of Management (1984)

Board of Advisers, Association for Belizean Archaeology (1983- )

Program Committee, Southwestern Anthropological Association (1982)