Iron, Gender, And Power

Iron, Gender, And Power

by Eugenia W. Herbert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253208335

ISBN-13: 9780253208330

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"[Herbert] has constructed a model of power relationships structured upon gender and age, and derived from male transformative processes, and in so doing has written a notable, and most enjoyable, book." —African History

"Herbert examines with great care and thoroughness the relationships between gender and power and the rationales that give them social form

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"[Herbert] has constructed a model of power relationships structured upon gender and age, and derived from male transformative processes, and in so doing has written a notable, and most enjoyable, book." —African History

"Herbert examines with great care and thoroughness the relationships between gender and power and the rationales that give them social form.... [Her] analytical ability is outstanding." —Patrick McNaughton

"This book is a well-written and essential study of the place of belief in African material culture." —International Journal of African Historical Studies

Herbert relates the beliefs and practices associated with iron working in African cultures to other transformative activities—chiefly investiture, hunting, and pottery making—to propose a gender/age-based theory of power.

Indiana University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253208330
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
African Systems of Thought Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.62(d)

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