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Gender of the Gift Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

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ISBN-10: 0520072022

ISBN-13: 9780520072022

Edition: 1989

Authors: Marilyn Strathern

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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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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 437
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English