Sex and Gender Hierarchies

Sex and Gender Hierarchies

by Barbara Diane Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521423686

ISBN-13: 9780521423687

Pub. Date: 02/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A generation of feminist research has explored the extent to which the roles--and expectations--of women and men vary across cultures. In this volume, leading anthropologists reflect on the evidence and theories, broadening the conventional field of comparison to include female/male relationships among nonhuman primates and introducing fresh case studies that range…  See more details below

Overview

A generation of feminist research has explored the extent to which the roles--and expectations--of women and men vary across cultures. In this volume, leading anthropologists reflect on the evidence and theories, broadening the conventional field of comparison to include female/male relationships among nonhuman primates and introducing fresh case studies that range from lemurs to hominids, from Japanese peasants to male strippers in Florida, from skeletal remains of a Korean queen to mother/child conversations in Samoa. They document the rich and often surprising diversity in sex and gender hierarchies among both human and nonhuman primates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521423687
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1993
Series:
Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology Series, #4
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Barbara Diane Miller; A note on the discussions at Mijas Elizabeth Colson; Part I. Overview and Theoretical Perspectives: 1. The anthropology of sex and gender hierarchies Barbara Diane Miller; 2. Sex differences and gender hierarchies among primates: an evolutionary perspective Adrienne Zihlman; 3. The evolution of gender hierarchies: a trial formulation Marvin Harris; Part II. Sex and Gender Hierarchies from Conception to Death: 4. Blood: cultural effectiveness of biological conditions Brigitta Hauser-Schaublin; 5. Reproduction and gender hierarchy: amniocentesis in America Rayna Rapp; 6. Variations in male-female dominance and offspring care in nonhuman primates Patricia C. Wright; 7. Indexing gender Elinor Ochs; 8. The politics of polygyny in Mende education and child fosterage transactions Caroline Bledsoe; 9. Sexual repression, social control, and gender hierarchy in Sambia culture Gilbert Herdt; 10. Primatological perspectives on gender hierarchies Joan B. Silk; 11. Conjugal power in Tokugawa Japanese families: a matter of life and death G. William Skinner; Part III. Complexity and Change in Gender Hierarchies: 12. Skeletal evidence for sex roles and gender hierarchies in prehistory Mark Nathan Cohen and Sharon Bennett; 13. Gender hierarchy and the Queens of Silla Sarah M. Nelson; 14. Gender hierarchy in Burma: cultural, social and psychological dimensions Melford E. Spiro; 15. Turning the tables? Male strippers and the gender hierarchy in America Maxine O. Margolis and Marigene Arnold; 16. Women in Samoan history: a further critique of Derek Freeman Eleanor Leacock; 17. Sanskritization as female oppression in India Gerald D. Berreman; Index.

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