Gender of the Gift

ISBN-10: 0520072022
ISBN-13: 9780520072022
Edition: 1988
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Description: In the most original and ambitious synthesis yet undertaken in Melanesian scholarship, Marilyn Strathern argues that gender relations have been a particular casualty of unexamined assumptions held by Western anthropologists and feminist scholars  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 437
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

In the most original and ambitious synthesis yet undertaken in Melanesian scholarship, Marilyn Strathern argues that gender relations have been a particular casualty of unexamined assumptions held by Western anthropologists and feminist scholars alike. The book treats with equal seriousness--and with equal good humor--the insights of Western social science, feminist politics, and ethnographic reporting, in order to rethink the representation of Melanesian social and cultural life. This makesThe Gender of the Giftone of the most sustained critiques of cross-cultural comparison that anthropology has seen, and one of its most spirited vindications.

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