Books by Ruth Behar

TRAVELING HEAVY by Ruth Behar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2013

"A heartfelt witness to the changing political and emotional landscape of the Cuban-American experience."
A Cuban-born academic re-creates a moving emotional journey from Cuba to America. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 1997

These readable, insightful essays are linked by the tension between the traditional academic view of anthropology as objective science and accomplished anthropologist Behar's (Univ. of Michigan) desire to admit the subjectivity, or ``vulnerability,'' that often plays a role in the work. One piece describes Behar's ambivalence about leaving her dying grandfather to do fieldwork on culture and death in a small village in Spain. Read full book review >

SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: Feb. 5, 1993

Drawing on taped interviews, Behar (Anthropology/Univ. of Michigan) lets ``Esperanza''—a Mexican village peddler—tell her life story. Read full book review >