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Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective,9780130174871

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective

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Edition:
3rd
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9780130174871

ISBN10:
0130174874
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div
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Summary

For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in anthropology of gender, sociology of women, introduction to women's studies, and gender roles. This reader introduces students to the most significant topics in the field of anthropology of genderdrawing not only from classic sources, but also from the most recent, diverse literature on gender roles and ideology around the world. It takes a clear, accessible approach to the subject matter, making coverage appropriate for students from a variety of levels.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
I. Biology, Gender, and Human Evolution 1(56)
Gender, Aggression, and Influence
7(10)
Barbara B. Smuts
The Role of Women in Human Evolution
17(5)
Margaret Ehrenberg
Gender and War: Are Women Tough Enough for Military Combat?
22(10)
Lucinda J. Peach
The Case for Social Maternity: Adoption of Children by Urban Baule Women
32(6)
Mona Etienne
Lifeboat Ethics: Mother Love and Child Death in Northeast Brazil
38(7)
Nancy Scheper-Hughes
The Cultural Nexus of Aka Father-Infant Bonding
45(12)
Barry S. Hewlett
II. Gender and Prehistory 57(38)
Men and Women in Prehistory: An Archaeological Challenge
61(9)
Margaret W. Conkey
Where Have All the Menstrual Huts Gone? The Invisibility of Menstrual Seclusion in the Late Prehistoric Southeast
70(12)
Patricia Galloway
Diversity of the Upper Paleolithic ``Venus'' Figurines and Archeological Mythology
82(7)
Sarah M. Nelson
Maya Royal Women: A Lesson in Precolumbian History
89(6)
David Freidel
Linda Schele
III. Domestic Worlds and Public Worlds 95(62)
The Domestic Sphere of Women and the Public World of Men: The Strengths and Limitations of an Anthropological Dichotomy
100(10)
Louise Lamphere
``It's a Pleasure to Cook for Him'': Food, Mealtimes, and Gender in Some South Wales Households
110(10)
Anne Murcott
Fatherhood and the Mediating Role of Women
120(15)
Nicholas W. Townsend
Why Women Rule the Roost: Rethinking Javanese Ideologies of Gender and Self-Control
135(22)
Suzanne A. Brenner
IV. The Cultural Construction of Gender and Personhood 157(34)
Rituals of Manhood: Male Initiation in Papua New Guinea
162(4)
Gilbert H. Herdt
The Named and the Nameless: Gender and Person in Chinese Society
166(13)
Rubie S. Watson
A Critical Appraisal of Theories of Menstrual Symbolism
179(12)
Thomas Buckley
Alma Gottlieb
V. Culture and Sexuality 191(58)
Is there a Muslim Sexuality? Changing Constructions of Sexuality in Egyptian Bedouin Weddings
198(9)
Lila Abu-Lughod
The Manhood Puzzle
207(13)
David D. Gilmore
Flirting in the Factory
220(17)
Kevin A. Yelvington
Women's Intimate Friendships and Other Affairs: An Ethnographic Overview
237(12)
Evelyn Blackwood
VI. Equality and Inequality: The Sexual Division of Labor and Gender Stratification 249(46)
Woman the Hunter: The Agta
253(13)
Agnes Estioko-Griffin
P. Bion Griffin
The Sexual Division of Labor on Vanatinai
266(4)
Maria Lepowsky
Divisions of Labour on Irish Family Farms
270(10)
Patricia O'Hara
Pastoral Nomadism and Gender: Status and Prestige, Economic Contribution, and Division of Labor among the Tuareg of Niger
280(15)
Susan Rasmussen
VII. Gender, Property, and the State 295(52)
Thinking about Women and the Origin of the State
301(6)
Rayna Rapp
Dowry, Bride-Burning, and Female Power in India
307(10)
Linda Stone
Caroline James
Encountering the State: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women's Political Experience
317(12)
Josephine Caldwell Ryan
Japanese Mothers and Obentos: The Lunch-Box as Ideological State Apparatus
329(18)
Anne Allison
VIII. Gender, Household, and Kinship 347(44)
Male Authority and Female Autonomy: A Study of the Matrilineal Nayars of Kerala, South India
352(9)
Shanti Menon
Domestic Networks: ``Those You Count On''
361(10)
Carol Stack
Matrifocality, Power, and Gender Relations in Jamaica
371(8)
Marsha Prior
The Female World of Cards and Holidays: Women, Families, and the Work of Kinship
379(12)
Micaela Di Leonardo
IX. Gender, Ritual, and Religion 391(50)
Spirit Possession and Gender Complementarity: Zar in Rural Northern Sudan
397(12)
Janice Boddy
``Tradition'' and Threat: Women's Obscenity in Giriama Funerary Rituals
409(13)
Janet McIntosh
Mama Lola and the Ezilis: Themes of Mothering and Loving in Haitian Vodou
422(10)
Karen McCarthy Brown
Blessed Mother Ann, Holy Mother Wisdom: Gender and Divinity in Shaker Life and Belief
432(9)
Marjorie Procter-Smith
X. Gender, Politics, and Reproduction 441(66)
Gender and Ritual: Giving Birth the American Way
447(13)
Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
The Politics of Reproduction in a Mexican Village
460(10)
Carole H. Browner
Surrogate Motherhood: Rethinking Biological Models, Kinship, and Family
470(10)
Helena Ragone
The Movement Against Clitoridectomy and Infibulation in Sudan: Public Health Policy and the Women's Movement
480(12)
Ellen Gruenbaum
Female Infanticide and Child Neglect in Rural North India
492(15)
Barbara D. Miller
XI. Colonialism, Development, and the Global Economy 507(74)
``Aba Riots'' or Igbo ``Women's War''? Ideology, Stratification, and the Invisibility of Women
513(16)
Judith Van Allen
The Impact of Development on Women: The Interplay of Material Conditions and Gender Ideology
529(15)
Victoria Lockwood
Doing Their Homework: The Dilemma of Planning Women's Garden Programs in Bangladesh
544(7)
Margot Wilson-Moore
Factory as Home and Family: Female Workers in the Moroccan Garment Industry
551(14)
M. Laetitia Cairoli
``Wild Pigs and Dog Men'': Rape and Domestic Violence as Women's Issues in Papua New Guinea
565(16)
Laura Zimmer-Tamakoshi
Film List 581


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