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Rubenstein Collection

Dr Steven Lee Rubenstein (1962-2012) was a Reader in Latin American Anthropology in the School of Cultures, Languages, and Area Studies at the University of Liverpool. This collection is part of Dr Rubenstein’s library and enhances our collection of Anthropology, Latin American Studies, and Social Sciences resources.

Dr Rubenstein’s research was based on ethnographic fieldwork among Shuar people, an indigenous group of Amazonian Ecuador. His collection encompasses interests in contrasting systems of power, particularly in different modes of colonialism. He also made important contributions to women’s studies, circulation and power, and political ecology. Among his noted works are the edited volume Border Crossings: Transnational American Anthropology (2009, co-edited with Kathleen Fine-Dare) and Alejandro Tsakimp: A Shuar Healer in the Margins of History (2002). The wide disciplinary scope of this collection reflects Dr Rubenstein’s view that anthropology contributes to discussions across the social sciences and humanities.

We are extremely grateful to Ken and Francine Rubenstein, and Dr Daniela Peluso (University of Kent) for generously donating this portion of Dr Rubenstein's collection to St Andrews.

This Biography of Dr Steven Lee Rubenstein (PDF, 80 KB) gives fuller information and was provided by the University of St Andrews Department of Social Anthropology.