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MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

Lowe, E.D. “Whatever I Have to Do That’s Right:” Culture and the Precariousness of Personhood in a Poor Urban Neighborhood. (submitted to Ethos as part of a special collection co-edited with Claudia Strauss – Pitzer College).

Lowe, E.D. and C. Strauss. Poverty and Personhood: Person-Centered Approaches in the Study of Culture and Poverty. (submitted to Ethos as part of a special collection co-edited with Claudia Strauss – Pitzer College).

Lowe, E.D. Social Change and Micronesian Suicide: A Test of Competing Explanations. (submitted to Cross Cultural Research)

Lowe, E.D. Epidemic Suicide in the Context of Modernizing Social Change in Oceania: A Critical Review and Assessment (submitted to The Contemporary Pacific)

Lowe, E. D. Kinship, Funerals and the Durability of Culture in Chuuk. Chapter completed for an edited volume on Culture Theory, (N. Quinn, K. Sirota, and P. Stromberg eds.)

Lowe, E.D. and M. Schnegg (eds.). Comparative Anthropology: Innovations and Successful Strategies. An edited monograph currently in preparation for submission to a book publisher in August.

Schnegg M. and E.D. Lowe. Introduction: Why Comparative Methods Remain Essential to Anthropological Practice. Chapter included in Comparative Anthropology: Innovations and Successful Strategies.

Lowe, E.D. A Critical Comparative Analysis of Late 20th Century Suicide Epidemics in Chuuk and Samoa. Chapter included in Comparative Anthropology: Innovations and Successful Strategies (E.D. Lowe. and M. Schnegg, eds.)

Lowe, E.D. Suicide Epidemics, Neoliberal Development, and the Image of the Recalcitrant Native in Oceania. Paper prepared for an edited collection associated with the “The SHAPE of Global Disease” Conference, Fullerton CA Feb. 2017.

Lowe, E.D. A Comparative and Configurational Approach to Suicide Epidemics. Chapter in preparation for an edited collection on “Contagious Configurations” J. Seeberg and L. Meinert (eds.)

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES, CHAPTERS, BOOKS

Lowe, E.D. (2017). Rapid Societal Change and Mental Health Vulnerabilities in the Pacific Basin. In S. Barter and M. Wiener (eds.) The Pacific Basin: An Introduction. Pp. 168-176. London: Routledge.

Lowe, E.D. (2017). Oceania: An Overview. In S. Barter and M. Wiener (eds.) The Pacific Basin: An Introduction. Pp. 13-23. London: Routledge.

Lowe, E.D. (2016). Invited Book Review of Living Kinship in the Pacific (Toren and Pauwels, eds., Berghahn 2015). Anthropos, 111(2): 752-753.

Lowe, E. D. (2016). Methods to Inform Public Problems: Toward and Ecocultural Framing of Poverty. In M. C. Hay (ed.), Methods that Matter: Integrating Mixed Methods for More Effective Social Science Research.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lowe, E.D. (2016). Anthropological Engagements of Youths’ Mental Health in Contexts of Modernizing Social Change: A Critical Assessment. Pacific Basic Research Center Working Papers. http://www.pbrc.soka.edu/publications/Working-Papers.aspx

Lowe, E.D. (2015). Editorial. Ethos 43(1):1-5.

Lowe, E.D. (2014).  Book Review: Theory of Mind in the Pacific. Reasoning across Cultures.   Jürg Wassmann, Birgit Träuble, Joachim Funke (eds.). Anthropos 109(2).

Lowe, E.D. (2011).  Book Review:  Being There: The Fieldwk Encounter and the Making of Truth.  By John Borneman and Abdellah Hammoudi (eds.).  Ethos, 40(3).

Mistry, R.S., Lowe, E.D., Benner, A.D., & Chien, N. (2008). Expanding the Family Economic Stress Model: Insights from a Mixed-Methods Approach.  Journal of Marriage and the Family, 70: 196-209.

Lowe, E.D. and Johnson, A.W. (2007). Tales of Danger: Parental Protection and Child Development in Stories from Chuuk.  Ethnology 46:151-168.

Yoshikawa, H., Weisner, T.S., & Lowe, E.D. (Eds.). (2006). Making it Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Lowe, E.D., & Weisner, T.S. (2006). Child Care and Low-Wage Employment.  In H. Yoshikawa, T. S. Weisner, & E. D. Lowe (eds. ), Making it Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development, pp. 235-255. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Mistry, R. S. & Lowe, E.D. (2006). What Earnings and Income Buy — “The Basics” Plus “a Little Extra”: Implications for Family and Child Well-Being.  In H. Yoshikawa, T. S. Weisner, & E. D. Lowe (Eds. ), Making it Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development (pp. 173-205). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Yoshikawa, H., Weisner, T.S., & Lowe, E.D. (2006). Introduction: Raising Children Where Work Has Disappeared.  In H. Yoshikawa, T. S. Weisner, & E. D. Lowe (Eds. ), Making it Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development (pp. 1-24). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Yoshikawa, H., Lowe, E.D., Weisner, T.S. et. al. (2006). Pathways Through Low-Wage Work. In H. Yoshikawa, T. S. Weisner, & E. D. Lowe (Eds.) Making it Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development (pp. 27-53). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Yoshikawa, H., Lowe, E.D., Bos, J.M., & et al. (2006). Do Pathways Through Low-Wage Work Matter for Children’s Development?  In H. Yoshikawa, T. S. Weisner, & E. D. Lowe (Eds. ), Making it Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development (pp. 54-74). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Weisner, T.S., Yoshikawa, H., Lowe, E.D., & Carter, F. (2006). “I Want What Everybody Wants”: Goals, Values, and Work in the Lives of New Hope Families. In H. Yoshikawa, T. S. Weisner, & E. D. Lowe (Eds. ), Making it Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development (pp. 147-172). New York: Russell Sage Foundation

Yoshikawa, H., Gassman-Pines, A., Weisner, T.S., & Lowe, E.D. (2006). Summary and Policy Implications: Improving the World of Work for Low-Income Parents and their Children. In H. Yoshikawa, T. S. Weisner, & E. D. Lowe (Eds.), Making it Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development (pp. 307-335). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Lowe, E.D., Weisner, T.S., Geis, S., & Huston, A.C.  (2005). Child Care Instability and the Effort to Sustain a Working Daily Routine: Evidence from the New Hope Ethnographic Study of Low-Income Families.  In C.R. Cooper, C. Garcia-Coll, W.T. Bartko, H.M. Davis, & C.M. Chatman. (Eds.) Developmental Pathways Through Middle Childhood: Rethinking Contexts and Diversity as Resources (pp.121-144).  Mahwah (NJ): Laurence Erlbaum Associates.

Weisner, T.S. & Lowe, E.D. (2005). Globalization and the Psychological Anthropology of Childhood and Adolescence.  In C. Casey & R. Edgerton (Eds.), A Companion to Psychological Anthropology: Modernity and Psychocultural Change (pp. 315-336).  Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, U.K.

Lowe, E.D. & Weisner, T.S. (2004).  “You have to push it – who’s gonna raise your kids?”  Situating child care and child care subsidy use in the daily routines of lower income families.  Children and Youth Services Review 26(2): 143-171.

Gennetian, L.A., Crosby, D.A., Huston, A.C. & Lowe, E.D.  (2004). Can Child Care Assistance in Welfare and Employment Programs Support the Employment of Low-Income Families?  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 23(4): 723-743.

Lowe, E.D., Weisner, T. S., & Geis, S.  (2003).  Instability in Child Care: Ethnographic Evidence from Working Poor Families in the New Hope Intervention. Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation.  Next Generation Working Paper Series, No. 15, April 2003

Lowe, E.D. (2003). Identity, Activity, and the Well-Being of Adolescents and Youth: Lessons from Young People in a Micronesian Society. Culture Medicine and Psychiatry 27:187-219.

Bernheimer, L.P., Weisner, T.S., & Lowe, E.D.  (2003). Impacts of Children with Troubles on Working Poor Families: Experimental and Ethnographic Evidence. Mental Retardation 41(6): 403-419.

Lowe, E.D. (2005).  Book Review:  Under Heaven’s Brow: Pre-Christian Religious Tradition in Chuuk.  By Ward Hunt Goodenough.  The Contemporary Pacific, 17(2): 491-494.

Lowe, E.D. (2003).  Book Review: The Cultural Nature of Human Development.  By Barbara Rogoff.  Anthropology and Education Quarterly 34:4.

Lowe, E. D. (2003).  Book Review: The New Shape Of Old Island Cultures: A Half Century of Social Change in Micronesia.  By Francis X. Hezel, S.J..  Pacific Affairs, vol. 75(4): 652-653.

Gennetian, L.A., Huston, A.C., Crosby, D.A., Chang, Y.E., Lowe, E.D. & Weisner, T.S.  (2002).  Making Child Care Choices: How Welfare and Work Policies Influence Parent’s Decisions.  MDRC Policy Brief: August 2002.

Gennetian, L.A., Crosby, D.A., Huston, A.C., & Lowe, E.D. (2002).  How Child Care Assistance in Welfare and Employment Programs Can Support the Employment of Low-Income Families.  Next Generation Working Paper Series, No. 11.

Weisner, T.S., Gibson, C., Lowe, E.D., & Romich, J.  (2002). Understanding Working Poor Families in the New Hope Program.  Poverty Research News 6 (4): 3-5.

Lowe, E.D. (2002). A Widow, a Child, and Two Lineages: exploring kinship and attachment in Chuuk. American Anthropologist, 104(1): 123-137.

Lowe, E.D. (2002).  Comment. In “Kinship and Evolved Psychological Dispositions: The Mother’s Brother Controversy Reconsidered.”  Current Anthropology, vol. 43: 738-739.

Gennetian, L.A., Gassman-Pines, A., Huston, A.C., Crosby, D.A., Chang, Y. E., & Lowe, E.D. (2001).  A Review of Child Care Policies in Experimental Welfare and Employment Programs .  Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation.  Next Generation Working Paper Series, No. 1, September 2001.

Lowe, E. D. (2001). Globalisation and the mental health of youth in pacific island societies.  Development Bulletin, 56: 31-34.

Lowe, E. D. (2000). The Anthropological Community and Studies of Human Development: providing a needed critical voice in adolescence research.  Anthropology Newsletter, Vol. 41.

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Lowe, E.D. (April 2017). A Comparative and Configurational Approach to Suicide Epidemics. An invited contribution to the symposium “Configuring Contagion in Biosocial Epidemics” Aarhus University, Moesgaard Museum,  April 19-21 2017

Lowe, E.D. (February 2017). Suicide Epidemics, Neoliberal Development, and the Image of the Recalcitrant Native in Oceania. Invited paper presented at the Socio-Historical, Artistic and Political Expressions and Epidemiologies of Global Disease Conference. California State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.

Lowe, E.D. (November 2016). Culture and Kinship through the Lens of the Enacted Model of Mind. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropology Association, Minneapolis MN.

Lowe, E.D. (November 2015). Invited Commentary Prepared for the session titled, “Shaping Selves, Senses, and Identities” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropology Association, Denver CO.

Lowe, E.D. (April 2015). “I’m Just Doing Whatever I Have to Do That’s Right:” An Ecocultural and Cognitive Embodiment Perspective on Coping with Income Inadequacy. Paper presented at the Biennial meetings of the Society for Psychological Anthropology, Boston MA.

Lowe, E.D. (March 2014).  Invited presentation of A Widow, a Child and Two Lineages” (Lowe 2002) at the weekly meeting of the Mind, Medicine, and Culture group.  Department of Anthropology, UCLA.

Lowe, E.D. (November 2013). Invited Commentary Prepared for the session titled, “Advanced Marginality and the Life Course” delivered at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropology Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Lowe, E.D. (September, 2013).  Ecocultural Approaches to Public Problems: Toward an Ecocultural Framing of Poverty.  Presented at the “Methods that Matter” conference held at the University of Miami, Ohio.  Sept. 19-21, 2013.

Lowe, E.D. (June 2013). Emotion and Everyday Experiences in Milwaukee and Micronesia.  Invited presentation given to the Intitut für Ethnologie, Frei Universität, Berlin.

Lowe, E.D. (May 2013). Belonging in the Distributed Communities of the Chuukese Diaspora: Innovations of Kinship and Social Support in Contemporary Funeral Rituals. Presented at the XXXIII Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) which will take place in Hamburg, Germany from May 21-26, 2013.

Lowe, E.D. (March 2013). Rethinking the Body/Society Antinomy in Suicide Studies: Back to Durkheim and Forward Again.  Invited presentation given to the Culture, Brain, and Development seminar.  UCLA.

Lowe, E.D. (Nov. 2012). Educational Achievement, Lifestyle Status Inflation and Their Differential Effects on Youths’ Mental Health in Micronesia. Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropology Association, San Francisco, California.

Lowe, E.D. (Feb, 2012).  Modernity, Development, and Youth Suicide in the Pacific Islands. Presented at the meetings of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Las Vegas, Nevada

Lowe E.D. (June 2011). Invited presentation titled, “Modernity, ‘Development,’ and Youths Suicide in the Pacific Islands: A critical examination of theory and evidence.” Institut für Ethnologie, Universität Hamburg.

Lowe, E. D. (April 2011). Co-organizer and panelist for the discussion session, “Rethinking Culture Change and Psychosocial Well-being from the Vantage Point of Late Modernity” at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Psychological Anthropology, Santa Monica, CA.

Lowe, E.D. (Nov. 2010). Interpersonal Management of Impulsive Threats of Self-Harm on Chuuk. Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropology Association.  New Orleans, LA.

Lowe, E. D. (Feb 2010). Discussant for the Symposium: Perceptions of Social Status and Attitudes about the Poor and Homeless in Youth Populations: The Role of Direct & Indirect Contact. Biennial meetings of the Society for Research on Adolescence. Philadelphia, PA.

Hunter, L.E., Lowe, E.D., Mistry, R., Chow, K., White, E. (Feb. 2010). Social Class Beyond the Classroom. Poster presented at the Biennial meetings of the Society for Research on Adolescence. Philadelphia, PA.

White, E., Mistry, M., Chow, K., Lowe, E., and Hunter, L. E. (Feb. 2010). Teaching Tolerance and Promoting Positive Intergroup Relations in Diverse Classroom Settings: What are Teachers’ Strategies? Poster presented at the Biennial meetings of the Society for Research on Adolescence. Philadelphia, PA.

Lowe, E. D. (March 2009). Modernity, “Development,” and Suicidality: A Case Study of the Suicide Epidemic in the Islands of Chuuk Lagoon. Paper presented at the Society for Psychological Anthropology Biennial Meetings. Asilomar, CA.

Lowe, E.D. (March 2007).  Discussant. Poverty and Psychological Anthropology Roundtable. Biennial Meetings of the Society for Psychological Anthropology.  Manhattan Beach, CA.

Lowe, E.D. (November 2006). Examining the Independent Effects of Education, Paid Work and the Consumption of Imported Lifestyle Items in the Suicide Epidemic for Chuuk (Truk) State, Federated States of Micronesia. Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropology Association.  San Jose, CA..

Mistry, R.S. & Lowe, E.D. (June 2006). Making Ends Meet in Milwaukee.  Invited presentation at the Conference For Mixed-Methods In Poverty And Human Development Research.  National Poverty Center, University of Michigan.

Lowe, E.D. (March 2005). Developmental Transitions in the Micronesian Suicide Epidemic. Presented to The Developmental Forum. Dept. of Psychology.  University of California Los Angeles.

Lowe, E.D. and R. Mistry (April 2004).  Making Ends Meet in Milwaukee: The Cultural Process Behind Household Finances and Maternal Mental Health and Well-Being. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology.  Dallas, TX.

Lowe, E.D. (November 2004). Transitions in Economic Activity During Adolescence And The Micronesian Suicide Epidemic. Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropology Association.  Atlanta, GA..

Lowe, E.D. (November 2003d).  Elements of Globalization in the Micronesian Suicide Epidemic.  Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropology Association.  Chicago, IL.

Lowe, E.D.  (October 2003e).  Pathways of Activity and The Adolescent Suicide Epidemic in the Pacific.  The Jocobs Foundation Conference on “How Families Matter for Children’s Development.”  Schloss Marbach, Germany.

Lowe E.D. ( April 2002).  The Relationship of Globalization to Adolescent Suicide in the Pacific: A Analysis of Materials from the Micronesian Society of Chuuk.  The Biannual Meetings of The Society for Research on Adolescence.  New Orleans, LA.

Lowe E.D. (April 2002).  Family sustainability and the well-being of adolescents in low-income contexts.  The Biannual Meetings of The Society for Research on Adolescence.  New Orleans, LA.

Lowe, E.D. (February 2002). Everyday Activities and the Well-Being of Youth in Rapidly Changing Societies: A Micronesian Example.  Presented to the Center for Health Policy Research.  University of California – Irvine.

Lowe, E.D. and T. S. Weisner (June 2000).  Towards a Holistic Understanding of Child Care Use among Low-income Families.  Paper presented at the semi-annual meeting of the Next Generation Study Participants, Washington, D. C.

Lowe, E.D.  (September 1999).  Family Resources that Affect Children’s Learning Environments Across Three Study Sites: A “Mixed – Method” Demonstration.  Presented at the Quarterly Meeting of the MacArthur Network for Successful Pathways through Middle Childhood.  Boulder, Colorado.

Lowe, E.D. (February, 1999). Relational Systems, Kinship, and Emotional Attachments: The Distribution of Need-Nurturance in a Chuukese Community.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of The Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania.  Hilo, Hawaii.

Lowe, E.D. (February 1999).  Youth Suicide and Social Support in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia.  A special presentation at the annual meeting of The Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania.  Hilo, Hawaii.

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