Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective / Edition 5

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective / Edition 5

by Caroline B. Brettell, Carolyn F. Sargent
     
 

This reader introduces students/readers to the most significant topics in the field of anthropology of gender–drawing not only from classic sources, but also from the most recent, diverse literature on gender roles and ideology around the world. It takes a clear, accessible approach to the subject matter, making coverage appropriate for students from various

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This reader introduces students/readers to the most significant topics in the field of anthropology of gender–drawing not only from classic sources, but also from the most recent, diverse literature on gender roles and ideology around the world. It takes a clear, accessible approach to the subject matter, making coverage appropriate for students from various levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136061328
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/17/2008
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
IBiology, Gender, and Human Evolution1
Perspectives on the Evolution of Sex Differences5
The Role of Women in Human Evolution14
Conflict and Violence Among the !Kung19
The Case for Social Maternity: Adoption of Children by Urban Baule Women25
Lifeboat Ethics: Mother Love and Child Death in Northeast Brazil31
IIArchaeology and Gender38
Men and Women in Prehistory: An Archaeological Challenge41
Diversity of the Upper Paleolithic "Venus" Figurines and Archeological Mythology51
Maya Royal Women: A Lesson in Precolumbian History59
IIIDomestic Worlds and Public Worlds64
The Domestic Sphere of Women and the Public World of Men: The Strengths and Limitations of an Anthropological Dichotomy67
"It's a Pleasure to Cook for Him": Food, Mealtimes and Gender in Some South Wales Households77
Freed from the Elders but Locked into Labor: Korean Immigrant Women in Hawaii87
Public and Private Politics: Women in the Middle Eastern World94
IVThe Cultural Construction of Gender and Personhood107
Rituals of Manhood: Male Initiation in Papua New Guinea111
Hausa Socialization116
The Named and the Nameless: Gender and Person in Chinese Society120
Menstruation and the Power of Yurok Women133
VCulture and Sexuality149
Women and Men in !Kung Society154
The Manhood Puzzle163
Neither Man nor Woman: The Hijras of India175
Amazons of America: Female Gender Variance179
Children of Gay Fathers191
VIEquality and Inequality: The Sexual Division of Labor and Gender Stratification201
Hunters and Gatherers: Woman the Hunter: The Agta206
Horticulturalists: Woman's Day Among the Mundurucu216
Agriculturalists: Haruko's Work225
Pastoralists: The Position of Women in a Pastoral Society (The Fulani WoDaaBe, Nomads of the Niger)235
VIIGender, Property, and the State246
Gender and Class: An Archaeology of Knowledge Concerning the Origin of the State250
The Virgin and the State257
Women's Property Rights and Dowry in China and South Asia268
The Legal and Social Transformation of Rural Women in Aegean Turkey278
VIIIGender, Household, and Kinship297
Domestic Networks: "Those You Count On"301
Matrifocality, Power, and Gender Relations in Jamaica310
Maria, A Portuguese Fisherwoman318
The Female World of Cards and Holidays: Women, Families, and the Work of Kinship322
IXGender, Ritual, and Religion332
"We Are Mayordomo": A Reinterpretation of Women's Roles in the Mexican Cargo System337
Divine Connections: The Mansin and Her Clients353
Mama Lola and the Ezilis: Themes of Mothering and Loving in Haitian Vodou364
Blessed Mother Ann, Holy Mother Wisdom: Gender and Divinity in Shaker Life and Belief373
XGender, Politics, and Reproduction381
The Politics of Reproduction in a Mexican Village385
Procreation Stories: Reproduction, Nurturance, and Procreation in Life Narratives of Abortion Activists396
The Movement Against Clitoridectomy and Infibulation in Sudan: Public Health Policy and the Women's Movement411
Female Infanticide and Child Neglect in Rural North India423
XIColonialism and Development436
New England Missionary Wives, Hawaiian Women and 'The Cult of True Womanhood'441
"Aba Riots" or Igbo "Women's War"? Ideology, Stratification, and the Invisibility of Women457
Debating the Impact of Development on Women473
Doing Their Homework: The Dilemma of Planning Women's Garden Programs in Bangladesh479
The "Comparative Advantages" of Women's Disadvantages: Women Workers in the Strawberry Export Agribusiness in Mexico486
Film List500

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