A Passion for Difference : Essays in Anthropology and Gender
In this book Henrietta Moore examines the nature and limitations of the theoretical languages used by anthropologists and others to write about sex, gender and sexuality.
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- Paperback | 192 pages
- 167 x 231 x 10mm | 302g
- 27 Oct 1994
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- New edition
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Table of contents
Acknowledgements. Introduction: A Passion for Difference. 1. The Divisions Within:. Sex, Gender and Sexual Difference. 2. Embodied Selves:. Dialogues Between Anthropology and Psychoanalysis. 3. Fantasies of Power and Fantasies of Identity:. Gender, Race and Violence. 4. Bodies on the Move:. Gender, Power and Material Culture. 5. Social Identities and the Politics of Reproduction. 6. Master Narratives: . Anthropology and Writing. 7. The Feminist Anthropologist and the Passion(s) of New Eve. Notes. References. Index.
a With an unusual commitment to getting ideas across, Moore succeeds in making her writing accessible even to a non--specialist audience. She is successful in this tour de force, engaging with key theorists and providing rich illustrations from her own and othersa anthropological data. ... Each of the seven essays is of interest in its own right ...a . Times Higher Educational Supplement a Once again her writing is intensely personal and her enthusiasm for her subject radiates from the page. ... Her exposition of argument is lucid ... The two final chapters ... are the most impressive in the volume, combining passion with scholarship in a concluding tour de force.a Sociology
About Henrietta L. Moore
Henrietta Moore is Reader in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and the author of several previous books including Feminism and Anthropology (Polity, 1988).