A World Full of Women / Edition 1

A World Full of Women / Edition 1

by Martha C. Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205169929

ISBN-13: 9780205169924

Pub. Date: 10/28/1995

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

B> This thorough revision of A World Full of Women will appeal to all readers interested in anthropology, or any reader 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…  See more details below

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B> This thorough revision of A World Full of Women will appeal to all readers interested in anthropology, or any reader 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 forged in the classroom and fueled by the explosion of research on women since the 1970s. One reviewer describes the book as an "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." For those interested in the anthropology of women, gender studies, and/or sociology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205169924
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
359
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1"What's for Dinner Honey?" Work, Food, and the Facts of Life1
2Love and the Work of Culture29
3Blood and Milk: Biocultural Markers in the Lives of Women57
4Primates Are Us: Monkeys, Mothers, and "Nature"85
5Patterns of Partnering from Romance to Resistance107
6A Two-Bodied World: Cultural Systems for Separating Females and Males133
7A Third Sex? Gender As Alternative or Continuum159
8Women in the Life of the Spirit and the Growth of the Mind187
9Invisible Workers: Women As the Earth's Last Colony217
10Who Owns Her Body? Challenges to Cultural Relativism247
Glossary273
Bibliography289
Index307

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