Chopsticks Only Work in Pairs Gender Unity and Gender Equality among the Lahu of Southwestern China

ISBN-10: 0231119577

ISBN-13: 9780231119573

Edition: 2002

Authors: Shanshan Du
List price: $33.00 Buy it from $3.94
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: Shanshan Du explores one of the few cultures in the world in which gender unity and gender equality prevail both in practice and in the belief system. The Lahu people of Southwestern China were practising such an enlightened social system long before the West ever heard of it.

Used Starting from $24.70
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Italian Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Portuguese Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Spanish Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
German Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought


Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Technical Notes
List of Illustrations
Is There Any Gender-Egalitarian Society on Earth?
The Lahu People
Fieldwork Sites
Project Development and Methods
The Aim and Organization of the Book
Mythology and Ideology
"Everything Comes in Pairs": A Dyadic Worldview
"Both One and Two": Pairs as Dyads
Twin-Dyads in Origin Myths
The Preeminence of Dyads
Husband-Wife Dyads in the Life Cycle
The Wedding as the Rite of Passage to Adulthood
The Joint Journey of Married Couples in Life
The Reunion of Accomplished Couples in the Afterlife
Marginalizing Lone Souls
Blending Femininity and Masculinity in Gender Ideals
Joint Gender Roles
"Husband and Wife Do It Together": Unifying Gender in Labor
Procreation Ideologies
Pregnancy and Childbirth
"Work Hard to Eat"
"Male-Female Masters": Husband-Wife Dyads in Leadership
"Male-Female Masters of the Household"
Dyadic Leadership in Villages and Village Clusters
Structure and Antistructure
Unifying Gender in Kinship and Interhousehold Organization
Household Co-heads and Interhousehold Interactions
The Dysfunction and Collapse of Gender Dyads: Divorce, Elopement, and Love-Pact Suicide
Major Threats to Husband-Wife Dyads
The Collapse of Marriages
Conclusion: Rethinking Gender Equality
Gender Equality as Social Reality
The Cultural Particularity of Gender Equality
The Diversity of Gender Equality
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.