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World Full of Women, A

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780205361007

ISBN10:
0205361005
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

This thorough revision of A World Full of Women will appeal to instructors and students in anthropology, or any discipline looking for a global approach to the study of women. Reading this book is like sitting down for an intellectually stimulating, yet thoroughly comfortable, chat with this author, according to a reviewer. Written by an anthropologist who has taught undergraduates for 28 years and designed the first official women's studies course in Louisiana, this book has been fueled by the explosion of research on women since the 1970s. One reviewer decribes the text as especially strong in its anthropological grounding, in its appropriate theoretical orientation, its selected ethnographic detail, and in the way it invites participation on the part of its readers. Another reviewer writes, Ward has achieved a rare thing: an accessible, interesting, personable, opinioned text, combined with the comprehensiveness that makes texts valuable.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Old Words and News Realities xii
Where I'm Coming From xiii
Some Books That Changed Our Lives xiv
Reviewer Acknowledgments xiv
``What's for Dinner Honey?'' Work and Gender
1(36)
Work: The First Fact of Life
2(2)
Tender Trap or SuperWomen?
4(2)
Being Bicultural
5(1)
Talking Troubles and Carrying Conversations
6(3)
Loss and Lamentations
8(1)
Off to work we Go
9(10)
Home-Work
10(1)
Mother-Work
11(2)
Kin-Work
13(2)
Sex-Work
15(1)
Marriage as Work
16(1)
Body-Work
17(1)
Work and a Revolution
18(1)
Value, Valued, and Valuable
19(2)
``What's far Dinner?': Gender and Practical Economics
21(5)
Hunting, Gathering, and Being Human
22(1)
The Pot-Luck Principle
23(1)
Honey, Meat, and Babies
24(1)
Tools with a Feminine Twist
25(1)
Planting and Harvesting: The Next Revolution
26(7)
Digging Sticks
27(1)
Plows
28(1)
Distaffs
29(1)
Peasants
30(3)
Interpreting Food, work, and the Facts of Life
33(2)
A Few of the Many Book You May Want to Read
35(2)
Love and the Work of Culture
37(26)
More Than Personal Lives
38(2)
The Personal Is Professional
40(5)
Husbands, Lovers, and Fieldwork
42(1)
More Love, Husbands, and Fieldwork
43(2)
Sex and Temperament
45(8)
The Arapesh
46(2)
The Mundugumor
48(3)
The Tchambuli
51(2)
Situations on the Sepik
53(1)
Daughters of Sex and Temperament
54(2)
Beyond the Sepik
56(2)
Intimacy and the World Stage
58(2)
Conclusion: Their Last Great Work
60(1)
So Many Books: Where Can I Start
61(2)
Blood and Milk: Biocultural Makers in the Lives of Women
63(30)
Where Biology and culture Meet in the Bodies of women
64(6)
Moonstruck Maidenhood: Taboo and Meaning
64(3)
Prime Time or Dirty Old Ladies
67(3)
Desire and Control
70(11)
Techniques and Methods
70(1)
Recipes and Recommendations
71(5)
Pilgrims for Pregnancy
76(1)
Abortion
77(1)
Infanticide and Social Birth
78(3)
Comparative Childbirth
81(4)
Midwife and Mother
81(2)
More Facts of Life-Giving
83(2)
Motkerhood and Fetal subjects
85(2)
To Test or Not: A Case Study
87(3)
Social Women in Biological Bodies: Some Conclusion
90(1)
Some very Important Books to Read
90(3)
Primates Are Us; Monkeys, Mothers, and ``Nature''
93(20)
Studying Chimpanzees
95(9)
Jane Goodall
96(1)
Flo
97(2)
The Dating Game
99(1)
Mothers and Daughters
100(2)
Sons, Lovers, and Others
102(2)
Studying Baboons
104(4)
Maternal Care and Friendships
104(1)
Primate Kinfolk
105(2)
More About Friendships
107(1)
Studying the Human Nature of Women and Men
108(2)
Studying the Social Life of Primatologists
110(1)
Some Evolutionary or Revolutionary Book, to Read
111(2)
Patterns of Partnering from Romance to Resistance
113(20)
Varieties of Arrangements
114(15)
The Five Fires of the Longhouse
115(2)
``Mother-Centered'' Models in the Caribbean
117(4)
Variations on the Virgin Mary in Latin America
121(3)
Duties and Obediences in China
124(2)
A Circle of Wives: African Experiences
126(3)
Questioning Romance
129(3)
Reading From Romance to Resistance
132(1)
A Two Bodies World: Cultural Systems for Separating Females and males
133(24)
Amazon: Women of the Forest and the Flutes
135(4)
The Mythic Past of the Mundurucu
135(1)
The Ethnographic Present
136(2)
The Future Arrived
138(1)
Melanesia: Birth and Semen
139(7)
Blood Fears and Womb Envy
140(2)
Looped String Bags
142(3)
Wok Meri: ``Mothers of Money''
145(1)
Islamic Middle East: Veiled Separations
146(8)
Bedouin Veils
148(2)
Female Faces and Female Spaces
150(2)
Harems and Other Female Worlds
152(2)
Conclusion: What do Systems of Separation Mean?
154(1)
Check Out these Books
155(2)
A Third Sex? Gender as Alternative or Continuum
157(24)
Making Out and Making Up Sexes and Gender
159(4)
Biological Sex and Intersexes
159(2)
Social and Cultural Genders
161(1)
Objects of Our Desires
162(1)
Crossing Over and Cross-Dressing
163(2)
Military Maids
163(2)
Interested Children: .4 Case for Consideration
165(2)
When Boys will Be Girls
167(3)
Neither Woman nor Man: Hijras of India
168(2)
Two-Spirits in Native North America
170(3)
Females, a Man-Woman, and Zuni Pueblo
171(2)
A Fourth Sex? Cross-Gendered Females
173(5)
Gone-to-the-Spirits
174(1)
The Cultures of Women-with-Women
175(3)
Conclusions Beyond the Categories of Sex, Gender, and Desire
178(1)
Important Books Beyond the Natural Attitude
179(2)
Life's Lesions: Suffering and Healing
181(26)
Women's Wounds
183(1)
Intuition or Authority, Magic or Science
184(2)
Gendering Religions
186(3)
Qualities and Characteristics of Women's Religions
189(1)
Healers and Healing
189(5)
Midwifery
191(2)
A Healer by Trade
193(1)
Visiting Spirits
194(5)
Ritualized Rebellions and Extraordinary Emotions
195(3)
From Housewife to Shaman
198(1)
Wombs and wounds
199(3)
Women and the New Spirits
202(2)
To Conclude
204(1)
A Field Full of Books to Read
205(2)
Who Owns Her Body? Challenges to Cultural Relativism
207(24)
Human Rights and Cultural Relativism
209(1)
The ``Nature'' of Violence
210(2)
A worldwide Case: Wife Beating and Wife battering
212(3)
Another Worldwide Case: International sexual Services
215(5)
Sexual Tourism
216(4)
Case Study Number 1: Rape on a University Campus
220(1)
Case Study Number 2: Disappeared and Endangered Daughters
221(3)
Case Study Number 3: Genital Cuttings
224(3)
Women's Rights and Critical Cultural Relativism
227(2)
Some Powerful Books to Empower Us
229(2)
Invisible Workers: as the Earth's Last Colony
231(28)
Characteristics of Women's Lives in the Last Colony
233(4)
Forever Working
234(2)
Death and Poor Health
236(1)
International Strategies for Solving the Problem(s) of Women
237(7)
High Fashions for Low Incomes
238(1)
Work and Housewifization
239(1)
Housework Revisited
240(2)
Working Daughters: The Feminization of Factories
242(2)
A Marxist-Feminist thinks about Women and Work
244(3)
Eleanor Leacock
245(2)
Women's Powers as the roots of Grass
247(5)
Mothers, Family Values, and the Military
248(2)
Self-Employed, Organized, and Cooperative
250(2)
Conclusions in the Post-Modern Manner
252(4)
Self-Employed, Organized, and Cooperative
256(3)
Glossary 259(10)
Bibliography 269(10)
Index 279


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