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A World Full of Women,9780205281350

A World Full of Women

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780205281350

ISBN10:
0205281354
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This thorough revision of A World Full of Women will appeal to instructors or students in anthropology, or any discipline looking for a global approach to the study of women. Written by an anthropologist who has taught undergraduates for twenty-eight years and designed the first official Women's Studies course in Louisiana, this book has been forged in the classroom and fueled by the explosion of research on women since the 1970s. This text is a perfect choice for anthropologists who have been looking for an up-to-date, lively book for their gender course!

Table of Contents

Introduction viii
Old Words and New Realities ix(1)
Where I'm Coming From x(1)
Some Books That Changed Our Lives xi
1. "What's for Dinner Honey?" Work and Gender
1(40)
Work: The First Fact of Life
2(2)
Tender Trap or SuperWoman: Some Theoretical Controversies
4(2)
Being Bicultural
5(1)
Talking Troubles and Carrying Conversations
6(5)
Involvement, Cooperation, and Dominance
8(2)
Loss and Lamentations
10(1)
Off to Work We Go
11(11)
Home-Work
12(2)
Mother-Work
14(2)
Kin-Work
16(1)
Sex-Work
17(2)
Marriage as Work
19(1)
Body-Work
20(1)
Work and a Revolution
21(1)
Value, Valued, and Valuable
22(2)
"What's for Dinner?": Gender and Practical Economics
24(6)
Hunting, Gathering, and Being Human
25(1)
The Pot-Luck Principle
26(1)
Honey, Meat, and Babies
27(2)
Tools with a Feminine Twist
29(1)
Planting and Harvesting: The Next Revolution
30(7)
Digging Sticks
31(1)
Plows
32(1)
Distaffs
33(1)
Peasants
34(3)
Interpreting Food, Work, and the Facts of Life
37(2)
A Few of the Many Books You May Want to Read
39(2)
2. Love and the Work of Culture
41(28)
More Than Personal Lives
42(2)
The Personal Is Professional
44(5)
Husbands, Lovers, and Fieldwork
46(1)
More Love, Husbands, and Fieldwork
47(2)
Sex and Temperament
49(8)
The Arapesh
50(2)
The Mundugumor
52(4)
The Tchambuli
56(1)
Situations on the Sepik
57(2)
Daughters of Sex and Temperament
59(2)
Beyond the Sepik
61(2)
Intimacy and the World Stage
63(2)
Conclusion: Their Last Great Work
65(1)
So Many Books: Where Can I Start?
66(3)
3. Blood and Milk: Biocultural Markers in the Lives of Women
69(28)
Where Biology and Culture Meet in the Bodies of Women
70(6)
Moonstruck Maidenhood: Taboo and Meaning
71(3)
Prime Time or Dirty Old Ladies
74(2)
Desire and Control
76(12)
Techniques and Methods
77(1)
Recipes and Recommendations
78(4)
Pilgrims for Pregnancy
82(2)
Abortion
84(1)
Infanticide and Social Birth
85(3)
Comparative Childbirth
88(4)
Midwife and Mother
88(2)
More Facts of Life-Giving
90(2)
Breast or Bottle: The Big Controversy
92(2)
Social Women in Biological Bodies: Some Conclusions
94(1)
Some Very Important Books to Read
95(2)
4. Primates Are Us: Monkeys, Mothers, and "Nature"
97(22)
Studying Chimpanzees
99(9)
Jane Goodall
101(1)
Flo
101(3)
The Dating Game
104(1)
Mothers and Daughters
104(2)
Sons, Lovers, and Others
106(2)
Studying Baboons
108(4)
Maternal Care and Friendships
108(2)
Primate Kinfolk
110(1)
More About Friendships
111(1)
Studying the Human Nature of Women and Men
112(2)
Studying the Social Life of Primatologists
114(2)
Some Evolutionary or Revolutionary Books to Read
116(3)
5. Patterns of Partnering from Romance to Resistance
119(24)
Varieties of Arrangements
121(18)
The Five Fires of the Longhouse
121(3)
"Mother-Centered" Models in the Caribbean
124(4)
Variations on the Virgin Mary in Latin America
128(3)
Duties and Obediences in China
131(3)
A Circle of Wives: African Experiences
134(5)
Questioning Romance
139(2)
Reading from Romance to Resistance
141(2)
6. A Two-Bodied World: Cultural Systems for Separating Females and Males
143(28)
Amazon: Women of the Forest and the Flutes
145(6)
The Mythic Past of the Mundurucu
146(1)
The Ethnographic Present
146(3)
The Future Arrived
149(2)
Melanesia: Birth and Semen
151(9)
Blood Fears and Womb Envy
152(2)
Looped String Bags
154(3)
Wok Meri: "Mothers of Money"
157(1)
Female Initiations: Complementarity--Not Conflict
158(2)
Islamic Middle East: Veiled Separations
160(8)
Bedouin Veils
162(2)
Female Faces and Female Spaces
164(2)
Harems and Other Female Worlds
166(2)
Conclusions: What Do Systems of Separation Mean?
168(1)
Check Out These Books
169(2)
7. A Third Sex? Gender As Alternative or Continuum
171(30)
Making Out and Making Up Sexes and Genders
173(4)
Biological Sex and Intersexes
173(2)
Social and Cultural Genders
175(1)
Objects of Our Desires
176(1)
Crossing Over and Cross-Dressing
177(2)
Military Maids
177(2)
Intersexed Children: A Case for Consideration
179(3)
When Boys Will Be Girls
182(4)
Neither Woman nor Man: Hijras of India
182(4)
Two-Spirits in Native North America
186(5)
Females, a Man-Woman, and Zuni Pueblo
187(4)
A Fourth Sex? Cross-Gendered Females
191(6)
Gone-to-the Spirits
192(2)
The Cultures of Women-with-Women
194(2)
The Friendships of Women
196(1)
Conclusion Beyond the Categories of Sex, Gender, and Desire
197(2)
Important Books Beyond the Natural Attitude
199(2)
8. Life's Lesions: Suffering and Healing
201(30)
Womens Wounds
203(1)
Instition or Authority, Magic or Science
204(2)
Gendering Religions
206(3)
Qualities and Characteristics of Women's Religions
209(1)
Healers and Healing
210(4)
Midwifery
211(2)
A Healer by Trade
213(1)
Visiting Spirits
214(6)
Ritualized Rebellions and Extraordinary Emotions
216(2)
From Housewife to Shaman
218(2)
Wombs and Wounds
220(3)
Liquid Life
223(3)
Women and the New Spirits
226(2)
To Conclude
228(1)
A Field Full of Books to Read
229(2)
9. Who Owns Her Body? Challenges to Cultural Relativism
231(30)
Human Rights and Cultural Relativism
233(2)
The "Nature" of Violence
235(1)
A Worldwide Case: Wife Beating and Wife Battering
235(4)
Another Worldwide Case: International Sexual Services
239(7)
Sexual Tourism
241(3)
Female Sexual Slavery
244(2)
Case Study Number 1: Rape on a University Campus
246(1)
Case Study Number 2: The One-Child Policy in China
247(3)
Case Study Number 3: Dowry Deaths in India
250(2)
Case Study Number 4: An Ancient Operation in Africa
252(2)
Conclusions: Can We Live Together?
254(3)
A Room of One's Own: The Politics of Separation
255(1)
Dual-Sex Political Systems
255(1)
The Feminine Principle
256(1)
Some Powerful Books to Empower Us
257(4)
10. Jnvisible Workers: Women As the Earth's Last Colony
261(31)
Characteristics of Women's Lives in the Last Colony
263(4)
Forever Working
264(2)
Death and Poor Health
266(1)
International Strategies for Solving the Problem(s) of Women
267(4)
High Fashions for Low Incomes
268(2)
Work and Housewifization
270(1)
Global Perspectives on Women's Work
271(4)
Housework Revisited
272(1)
Working Daughters: The Feminization of Factories
273(2)
A Marxist-Feminist Thinks About Women and Work
275(4)
Eleanor Leacock
277(1)
Women's Autonomy Through Time
278(1)
Women's Powers as the Roots of Grass
279(6)
Mothers, Family Values, and the Military
280(2)
Self-Employed, Organized, and Cooperative
282(3)
Conclusions in the Post-Modern Manner
285(5)
Reading, Writing, and Resistance
290(2)
Glossary 292(11)
Bibliography 303(13)
Index 316


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