Feminist Anthropology A Reader

ISBN-10: 1405101962
ISBN-13: 9781405101967
Edition: 2006
Authors: Ellen Lewin
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Book details

List price: $66.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 474
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

'Feminist Anthropologist' surveys the history of feminist anthropology and offers a fascinating collection of 22 classic and contemporary articles.

Ellen Lewin is professor of anthropology and women's studies at the University of Iowa. She is the author of Lesbian Mothers: Accounts of Gender in American Culture, coeditor, with William Leap, of Out in the Field: Reflections of Gay and Lesbian Anthropologists,and editor of Inventing Lesbian Cultures in America.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Discovering Women across Cultures
Introduction
Belief and the Problem of Women and the 'Problem' Revisited
A Note on the Division of Labor by Sex
Is Female to Male as Nature Is to Culture?
The Traffic in Women: Notes on the "Political Economy" of Sex
The Use and Abuse of Anthropology: Reflections on Feminism and Cross-cultural Understanding
Toward a Unified Theory of Class, Race, and Gender
Questioning Positionality
Introduction
Writing against Culture
My Best Informant's Dress: The Erotic Equation in Fieldwork
Feminist Insider Dilemmas: Constructing Ethnic Identity with Chicana Informants
Contingent Stories of Anthropology, Race, and Feminism
Confronting the USA
Introduction
Bringing the Family to Work: Women's Culture on the Shop Floor
Procreation Stories: Reproduction, Nurturance, and Procreation in Life Narratives of Abortion Activists
Ethnically Correct Dolls: Toying with the Race Industry
Strategic Naturalizing: Kinship in an Infertility Clinic
Maintaining Commitments
Introduction
Dirty Protest: Symbolic Overdetermination and Gender in Northern Ireland Ethnic Violence
Women's Rights are Human Rights: The Merging of Feminine and Feminist Interests among El Salvador's Mothers of the Disappeared (CO-MADRES)
Searching for "Voices": Feminism, Anthropology, and the Global Debates over Female Genital Operations
Imagining the Unborn in the Ecuadoran Andes
Interpreting Instability and Fluidity
Introduction
"Like a Mother to Them": Stratified Reproduction and West Indian Childcare Workers and Employers in New York
Femininity and Flexible Labor: Fashioning Class through Gender on the Global Assembly Line
Tombois in West Sumatra: Constructing Masculinity and Erotic Desire
"What's Identity Got to Do with It?": Rethinking Identity in Light of the Mati Work in Suriname
Index

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