Gender At Work In Economic Life / Edition 1

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Overview

This new volume from SEA illuminates the importance of gender as a frame of reference in the study of economic life. The contributors are economic anthropologists who consider the role of gender and work in a cross-cultural context, examining issues of: historical change, the construction of globalization, household authority and entitlement, and entrepreneurship and autonomy. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers in anthropology and in the related fields of economics, sociology of work, gender studies, women's studies, and economic development. Published in cooperation with the Society for Economic Anthropology. Visit their web page.

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Editorial Reviews

Anthropological Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 1, Winter 2004 - Susan A. Johnston
This is a very interesting and important collection of articles...what unites these papers and makes them particularly interesting is threefold: all question assumptions that have been made about gendered organization and work; all do more than simply point out those assumptions, providing a re-analysis in each particular area; and all firmly ground their analyses in concrete data. It is not only this last which sets them apart from recent cultural studies, but also the fact that they do not seem to sacrifice more perceptive and nuanced interpretations in the process...[the articles] all show that it is in fact possible to do sensitive research that is underpinned by data.All of them not only provide useful critiques of previous approaches, but also move the discipline forward by adding new analyses to it.
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Meet the Author

Gracia Clark is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University in Bloomington, and received her Ph.D. from Cambridge in social anthropology. She has worked with market traders in Kumasi, Ghana since 1978. She is the author of Onions are my Husband.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: How Gender Works, in the Practice of Theory and Other Social Processes Part 2 Part I: Concepts of Gender Within Economic Change Part 3 Chapter 1: Archaeology and the Gender Without History Part 4 Chapter 2: Rain and Cattle: Gendered Structures and Political Economy in Precolonial Pare, Tanzania Part 5 Chapter 3: Woman-headed Households in Agrarian Societies: Not Just a Passing Phase Part 6 Part II: Entrepreneurs as Women Part 7 Chapter 4: Female Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean: A Multisite, Pilot Investigation of Gender and Work Part 8 Chapter 5: Women, Modernity, and the Global Economy: Negotiating Gender and Work in Ifugao, Upland Philippines Part 9 Chapter 6: Between Family and Market: Women and thew New Silk Road in Post-Soviet Kazakstan Part 10 Part III: Love and Entitlements Part 11 Chapter 7: Neoliberalism and Newar Economics of Practice: Gender and the Politics of Consciousness in a Nepalese Merchant Community Part 12 Chapter 8: Why Would She Fight Her Family?: Indian Women's Negotiations of Discourses of Inheritance Part 13 Chapter 9: Decision Making and Flows of Income and Expenses Among Households with Factory-Employed Members Part 14 Part IV: Migration Engendered Part 15 Chapter 10: Male Wealth and Claims to Motherhood: Gendered Resource Eaccess and Intergenerational Relations in the Gwembe Valley, Zambia Part 16 Chapter 11: Age, Masculinity and Migration: Gender and Wage Labor Among Samburu Pastoralists in Northern Kenya Part 17 Chapter 12: Women in a Brazilian Agricultural Frontier

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