Women Writing Culture

ISBN-10: 0520202082
ISBN-13: 9780520202085
Edition: 1995
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 1/5/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 470
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

In this collection of new reflections on the sexual politics, racial history, and moral predicaments of anthropology, feminist scholars explore a wide range of visions of identity and difference. How are feminists redefining the poetics and politics of ethnography? What are the contradictions of women studying women? How have gender, race, class, and nationality been scripted into the canon? Through autobiography, fiction, historical analysis, experimental essays, and criticism, the contributors offer exciting responses to these questions. Several pieces reinvestigate the work of key women anthropologists like Elsie Clews Parsons, Margaret Mead, and Ruth Benedict, while others reevaluate the writings of women of color like Zora Neale Hurston, Ella Deloria, and Alice Walker. Some selections explore how sexual politics help to determine what gets written and what is valued in the anthropological canon. Other pieces explore new forms of feminist ethnography that 'write culture' experimentally, thereby challenging prevailing, male-biased anthropological models.

Introduction
Women Writing Culture
Another Telling of the Story of American Anthropology
Photomontage with Texts
Ella Cara Deloria and Mourning Dove
Writing for Cultures, Writing Against the Grain
Multiple Mediations in Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men
Genre, Methodology and Feminist Practice
Gladys Reichard's Ethographic Voice
Jean Brigg's Never in Anger as an Ethnography of Experience
Writing Against the Grain
Cultural Politics of Difference in the Work of Alice Walker
Worlds of Consequences
Feminist Ethnography as Social Action

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