Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective

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For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in anthropology of gender, sociology of women, introduction to women's studies, and gender roles. This reader introduces students to the most significant topics in the field of anthropology of gender-drawing not only from classic sources, but also from the most recent, diverse literature on gender roles and ideology around the world. It takes a clear, accessible approach to the subject matter, making coverage appropriate for students from a variety of levels.show more

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  • Paperback | 590 pages
  • 177.8 x 241.3 x 31.8mm | 861.84g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0130174874
  • 9780130174871

Table of contents

(NOTE: *Asterisk denotes new article.) I. BIOLOGY, GENDER, AND HUMAN EVOLUTION. * Gender, Aggression, and Influence, Barbara B. Smuts. The Role of Women in Human Evolution, Margaret Ehrenberg. Gender and War: Are Women Tough Enough for Military Combat? Lucinda J. Peach. The Case for Social Maternity: Adoption of Children by Urban Baule Women, Mona Etienne. Lifeboat Ethics: Mother Love and Child Death in Northeast Brazil, Nancy Scheper-Hughes. The Cultural Nexus of Aka Father-Infant Bonding, Barry S. Hewlett. II. GENDER AND PREHISTORY. Men and Women in Prehistory: An Archaeological Challenge, Margaret W. Conkey. *Where Have All the Menstrual Huts Gone? The Invisibility of Menstrual Seclusion in the Late Prehistoric Southeast, Patricia Galloway. Diversity of the Upper Paleolithic "Venus" Figurines and Archaeological Mythology, Sarah M. Nelson. Maya Royal Women: A Lesson in Pre-Columbian History, Davis Freidel and Linda Schele. III. DOMESTIC WORLDS AND PUBLIC WORLDS. The Domestic Sphere of Women and the Public World of Men: The Strengths and Limitations of an Anthropological Dichotomy, Louise Lamphere. "It's a Pleasure to Cook for Him": Food, Mealtimes and Gender in Some South Wales Households, Anne Murcott. *Fatherhood and the Mediating Role of Women, Nicholas W. Townsend. *Why Women Rule the Roost: Rethinking Javanese Ideologies of Gender and Self-Control, Suzanne A. Brenner. IV. THE CULTURAL CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER AND PERSONHOOD. Rituals of Manhood: Male Initiation in Papua New Guinea, Gilbert H. Herdt. The Named and the Nameless: Gender and Person in Chinese Society, Rubie S. Watson. A Critical Appraisal of Theories of Menstrual Symbolism, Thomas Buckley and Alma Gottlieb. V. CULTURE AND SEXUALITY. Is There a Muslim Sexuality? Changing Constructions of Sexuality in Egyptian Bedouin Weddings, Lila Abu-Lughod. The Manhood Puzzle, David D. Gilmore. *Flirting in the Factory, Kevin A. Yelvington. *Women's Intimate Friendships and Other Affairs: An Ethnographic Overview, Evelyn Blackwood. VI. EQUALITY AND INEQUALITY: THE SEXUAL DIVISION OF LABOR AND GENDER STRATIFICATION. Woman the Hunter: The Agta, Agnes Estioko-Griffin and P. Bion Griffin. *The Sexual Division of Labor on Vanatinai, Maria Lepowsky. *Divisions of Labour on Irish Family Farms, Patricia O'Hara. *Pastoral Nomadism and Gender: Status and Prestige, Economic Contribution, and Division of Labor among the Tuareg of Niger, Susan Rasmussen. VII. GENDER, PROPERTY, AND THE STATE. Thinking about Women and the Origin of the State, Rayna Rapp. Dowry, Bride Burning and Female Power in India, Linda Stone and Caroline James. *Encountering the State: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women's Political Experience, Josephine Caldwell Ryan. Japanese Mothers and Obentos: The Lunch Box as Ideological State Apparatus, Anne Allison. VIII. GENDER, HOUSEHOLD, AND KINSHIP. * Male Authority and Female Autonomy: A Study of the Matrilineal Nayers of Kerala, South India, Shanti Menon. Domestic Networks: "Those You Count On," Carol Stack. Matrifocality, Power, and Gender Relations in Jamaica, Marsha Prior. The Female World of Cards and Holidays: Women, Families, and the Work of Kinship, Micaela di Leonardo. IX. GENDER, RITUAL, AND RELIGION. * Spirit Possession and Gender Complementarity: Zar in Northern Sudan, Janice Boddy. *"Tradition" and Threat: Women's Obscenity in Giriama Funerary Rituals, Janet McIntosh. Mama Lola and the Ezilis: Themes of Mothering and Loving in Haitian Vodou, Karen McCarthy Brown. Blessed Mother Ann, Holy Mother Wisdom: Gender and Divinity in Shaker Life and Belief, Marjorie Procter-Smith. X. GENDER, POLITICS, AND REPRODUCTION. Gender and Ritual: Giving Birth the American Way, Robbie Davis-Floyd. The Politics of Reproduction in a Mexican Village, Carole H. Browner. *Surrogate Motherhood: Rethinking Biological Models, Kinship, and Family, Helena Ragone. The Movement Against Clitoridectomy and Infibulation in Sudan: Public Health Policy and the Women's Movement, Ellen Gruenbaum. Female Infanticide and Child Neglect in Rural North India, Barbara D. Miller. XI. COLONIALISM, DEVELOPMENT, AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. "Aba Riots"or Igbo "Women's War"? Ideology, Stratification, and the Invisibility of Women, Judith Van-Allen. The Impact of Development on Women: The Interplay of Material Conditions and Gender Ideology, Victoria Lockwood. Doing Their Homework: The Dilemma of Planning Women's Garden Programs in Bangladesh, Margot Wilson-Moore. *Factory as Home and Family: Female Workers in the Moroccan Garment Industry, M. Laetitia Cairoli. "Wild Pigs and Dog Men": Rape and Domestic Violence as Women's Issues in Papua New Guinea, Laura Zimmer-Tamakoshi. FILM LIST.show more

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