Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective

ISBN-10: 013606132X
ISBN-13: 9780136061328
Edition: 5th 2009
List price: $84.20
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Description: This reader introduces students/readers 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  More...

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List price: $84.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

This reader introduces students/readers 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.

Caroline B. Brettell is Professor of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University. Deborah Reed-Danahay is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for European Studies (CEUS) at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Preface
About the Authors
Biology, Gender, and Human Evolution
Animal Models and Gender
The Role of Women in Human Evolution
Gender and War: Are Women Tough Enough for Military Combat?
Lifeboat Ethics: Mother Love and Child Death in Northeast Brazil
The Cultural Nexus of Aka Father-Infant Bonding
Gender and Prehistory
The Archaeology of Gender Today: New Vistas, New Challenges
The Fashioning of Women
Warriors and Rulers: Royal Women of the Classic Maya
Domestic Worlds and Public Worlds
The Domestic Sphere of Women and the Public World of Men: The Strengths and Limitations of an Anthropological Dichotomy
"It's a Pleasure to Cook for Him": Food, Mealtimes, and Gender in Some South Wales Households
Fatherhood and the Mediating Role of Women
Cities of Women
Equality and Inequality: The Sexual Division of Labor and Gender Stratification
Woman the Hunter: The Agta
Gender, Horticulture, and the Division of Labor on Vanatinai
Do Tents and Herds Still Matter? Pastoral Nomadism and Gender among the Tuareg in Niger and Mali
Women and Work in a Postrevolutionary Society: Urban Cooperatives and the Informal Economy in Nicaragua
The Cultural Construction of Gender and Personhood
My Encounter with Machismo in Spain
Rituals of Manhood: Male Initiation in Papua New Guinea
The Named and the Nameless: Gender and Person in Chinese Society
Gender and the Stories Pittsburgh Police Officers Tell about Using Physical Force
The Making and Unmaking of Persons: Gender and Body in Northeast India
Culture, Sexuality, and the Body
Is There a Muslim Sexuality? Changing Constructions of Sexuality in Egyptian Bedouin Weddings
From Pollution to Love Magic: The New Anthropology of Menstruation
Hijras: An "Alternative" Sex/Gender in India
Measuring Up to Barbie: Ideals of the Feminine Body in Popular Culture
Gender, Property, and the State
Thinking about Women and the Origin of the State
Dowry, Bride-Burning, and Female Power in India
Encountering the State: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women's Political Experience
Japanese Mothers and Obentos: The Lunch-Box as Ideological State Apparatus
Gender, Household, and Kinship
Beyond the "Pattern of Heaven": Gender, Kinship and the Family in China
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Labyrinth of Working and Parenting in a Poor Community
Matrifocality, Power, and Gender Relations in Jamaica
The Female World of Cards and Holidays: Women, Families, and the Work of Kinship
Gender, Ritual, and Religion
Spirit Possession and Gender Complementarity: Zar in Rural Northern Sudan
"Tradition" and Threat: Women's Obscenity in Giriama Funerary Rituals
Shamans, Bodies, and Sex: Misreading a Korean Ritual
Women, Religion, and Modernization: Tradition and Transformation among Elderly Jews in Israel
Gender, Politics, and Reproduction
Gender and Ritual: Giving Birth the American Way
Political Demography: The Banning of Abortion in Ceausescu's Romania
Surrogate Motherhood: Rethinking Biological Models, Kinship, and Family
Female Genital Cutting: Culture and Controversy
Culture Contact, Development, and the Global Economy
The Impact of Development on Women: The Interplay of Material Conditions and Gender Ideology
Doing Their Homework: The Dilemma of Planning Women's Garden Programs in Bangladesh
Factory as Home and Family: Female Workers in the Moroccan Garment Industry
Sexuality and Discipline among Filipina Domestic Workers in Hong Kong
"Wild Pigs and Dog Men": Rape and Domestic Violence as "Women's Issues" in Papua New Guinea

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