In a newly-published book, Unwrapping the Sacred Bundle: Reflections on the Disciplining of Anthropology (Duke University Press, 2005) Professor Yanagisako and her co-editor Dan Segal, consider the effects of and alternatives to the orthodox definition of anthropology as the "holistic" study of human-kind based on the integration of the fours fields of archaeology, biological anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. Professor Yanagisako's most recent monograph, Culture and Capital: Producing Italian Family Capitalism (Princeton University Press. 2002) examined the cultural processes through which a technologically-advanced, Italian manufacturing industry has been produced. She is currently conducting an ethnographic study of transnational capitalism among Italian and Chinese textile and garment manufacturers in the Shanghai area of China and in Como, Milan and Prato, Italy. Professor Yanagisako's previous publications include Transforming the Past: Kinship and Tradition among Japanese Americans (Stanford University Press, 1985); Gender and Kinship: Essays Toward a United Analysis (Stanford University Press, 1987), which she co-edited with Professor Emerita Jane Collier; and Naturalizing Power: Essays in Feminist Cultural Analysis (Routledge Press, 1994), which she co-edited with her colleague Professor Carol Delaney. Professor Yanagisako has served as President of the Society for Cultural Anthropology and as the Chair of the Program in Feminist Studies at Stanford, as well as Chair of the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology. She received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1992.
2005 Unwrapping the Sacred Bundle: Reflections on the Disciplining of Anthropology. Co-edited with Dan Segal. Duke University Press.
2002 Producing Culture and Capital: Family Firms in Italy. Princeton University Press.
1995 Naturalizing Power: Essays in Feminist Cultural Analysis. co-editor Carol Delaney. Routledge.
1987 Gender and Kinship: Essays Toward a Unified Analysis. Co-editor: Jane F. Collier. Stanford University Press.
1985 Transforming the Past: Tradition and Kinship among Japanese Americans. Stanford University Press. Paperback edition issued May 1992.
2007 "Bringing It All Back Home: Kinship Theory in Anthropology." In: Kinship in Europe: Approaches to the Long Term Development (1300-1900), edited by David Sabean, Simon Teuscher, and Jon Mathiew. New York: Berghahn Books.
2005 "Flexible Disciplinarity: Beyond Americanist Anthropology." In Unwrapping the Sacred Bundle: Reflections on the Disciplining of Anthropology. Co-edited with Dan Segal. Duke University Press.
2002 "Households." In: International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Bales. Oxford, England: Elsevier Science.
2002 "Asian Exclusion Acts." In Learning Places: The Afterlives of Area Studies." Edited by Masao Miyoshi and H. D. Harootunian. Duke University Press. pp. 175-189.
2001 "Fur eine gemeinsame Analyse von Geschlect und Verwandtschaft." (German translation of "Toward a Unified Analysis of Gender and Kinship.") In Korper, Religion und Macht, edited by Ulrike Davis-Sulikowski et al. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag. pp. 31-74.
2000 "Genere sessuale e parentela: verso una analisi unificata." In L'antropologia culturale oggi. Italian publication of "Gender and Kinship Reconsidered: Toward a Unified Analysis." co-author Jane Collier, edited by Rob Borofsky. Rome: Meltemi. pp. 236-246.
1999 "Patriarchal Desire: Law and Sentiments of Succession among Italian Capitalist Families." In Succession and Leadership among Elites. Edited by Joao de Pina Cabral and Antonia Pedoro de Lima. London: Berg.
1997 "Sexuality and Gender and Other Intersections." In Das Dreifache Dilemma der Differenz. Edited by Sabine Strasser. Vienna: Wiener Frauenverlag.
1997 "Is There a Family? New Anthropological Views." reprint of 1981 article co-authored with Jane Collier and Michelle Rosaldo. In: The Gender/Sexuality Reader: Culture, History, Political Economy. Edited by Roger N. Lancaster and Micaela di Leonardo. New York: Routledge.