9781598740837

Women in Anthropology: Autobiographical Narratives and Social History

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    9781598740837

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    1598740830

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2006-09-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Women in academia have struggled for centuries to establish levels of acceptance and credibility equal to men in the same fields, and anthropology has been no different. The women anthropologists in this book speak frankly about their challenges and successes as they navigated through their personal and professional lives. Riding the changing tides of social and disciplinary history, they struggled through various and sometimes conflicting arenas of life-marriage, raising children, caring for families, publishing, conducting research, going into the field, teaching, and mentoring. They did this during volatile periods in the twentieth century when the roles and expectations for women were being constantly reestablished and repositioned. Despite significant odds, they discuss the abiding interests that compelled them to pursue a career in anthropology, and the impact that the study of culture has had on their self-understanding. For anyone interested in the cultural and demographic shifts that are fundamentally altering opportunities for women in the workplace, Women in Anthropology is a thought-provoking and inspirational read. For anthropologists, it is an important and intimate portrait of the realities of professional life.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Jay Sokolovsky
7(4)
Preface
Marjorie M. Schweitzer
11(4)
Voices of Women Anthropologists: Autobiography, Social History, and Anthropology
Maria G. Cattell
15(26)
Gender Roles in Sociocultural and Historical Context
Marjorie M. Schweitzer
41(16)
Section 1. Possessed by Anthropology 57(18)
Possessed by Anthropology
Judy Rosenthal
59(16)
Section 2. Changing Roles, Challenging Stereotypes: Women's Roles in Twentieth-Century America 75(34)
From Academe to County Politics: Anthropologist as Activist
Eunice Felter Boyer
77(8)
An Anthropological Odyssey: A Midlife Beginning
Marilyn Preheim Rose
85(8)
Born an Anthropologist: From a Housewife with Hobbies to an Anthropologist with a Passion
Cath Oberholtzer
93(8)
Changing Roles, Challenging Irrelevance: My Story as a Reentry Woman
Dorothy M. Castille
101(8)
Section 3. The Web of Lives: Family Involvements, Career Interactions 109(36)
On Becoming an Anthropologist
Louana M. Lackey
111(14)
Family Involvements: Earning a PhD while Raising Children
Molly G. Schuchat
Career Constraints and Enhancements: Marriage, Family, and Age
Ellen C. Rhoads Holmes
125(12)
The "A-G-E" Effects on My Midlife Career in Anthropology
Esther Skirboll
137(8)
Section 4. Being the Other: Encounters with Difference 145(38)
A Late Bloomer's Struggles with Discrimination
Ruby Rohrlich
147(6)
My Life Hangs by This Question: What Is a Human Being?
Elizabeth (Teddy) Dressel Hoobler
153(10)
Not My Color, Not My Kind: Lessons in Race, Class, Age, and Gender in the Academy
M. Jean Harris
163(10)
Understanding My Life: The Dialectics of Marketing and Anthropology
Barbara Olsen
173(10)
Section 5. Being an Anthropologist, Living Anthropological Lives 183(44)
From Prehistory to Culture History: My Anthropological Journey
Marjorie M. Schweitzer
185(14)
In Pursuit of The Word: My Anthropological Life
Maria Gleaton Cattell
199(16)
A Lens, a Book, and a Compass: My Anthropological Life Tour
Jacqueline Walden
215(12)
Section 6. Legacies for Future Generations 227(28)
A Time for Excellence, a Legacy for the Future
Jane Stevenson Day
229(18)
Lessons for Today
Marjorie M. Schweitzer
247(8)
Index 255

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