Situated Lives: Gender and Culture in Everyday Life / Edition 1

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Overview

Situated Lives brings together the most important recent feminist and critical research that situates gender in relationship to the historical and material circumstances where gender, race, class and sexual orientation intersect and shape everyday interaction. Contributors include: Barbara Babcock, Jean Comaroff, Sarah Franklin, Faye Ginsburg, Matthew Gutmann, Faye V. Harrison, Louise Lamphere, Ellen Lewin, José Limóon, Iris Lopez, Emily Martin, Mary Moran, Kirin Narayan, Aihwa Ong, Devon G. Peña, Beatriz Pesquera, Helena Ragoné, Rayna Rapp, Judith Rollins, Leslie Salzinger, Denise Segura, Carol Stack, Ann Stoler, Donald D. Stull, Brett Williams, Patricia Zavella.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415918077
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/25/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 500
  • Sales rank: 579,421
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Louis Lamphere is Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico and is author of From Working Daughters to Working Mothers. Helena Ragone teaches anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and is the author of Surrogate Motherhood. Patricia Zavella is Professor and Chair of the Community Studies Board at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is author of Women's Work and Chicano Families.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 How Native Is a "Native" Anthropologist? 23
2 Feminist Insider Dilemmas: Constructing Ethnic Identity with "Chicana" Informants 42
3 Carne, Carnales, and the Carnivalesque: Bakhtinian Batos, Disorder, and Narrative Discourses 62
4 The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles 85
5 Making Sense of Missed Conceptions: Anthropological Perspectives on Unexplained Infertility 99
6 Chasing the Blood Tie: Surrogate Mothers, Adoptive Mothers, and Fathers 110
7 Constructing Amniocentesis: Maternal and Medical Discourses 128
8 The "Word-Made" Flesh: The Disembodiment of Gender in the Abortion Debate 142
9 Agency and Constraint: Sterilization and Reproductive Freedom Among Puerto Rican Women in New York City 157
10 Reinventing the South 175
11 "This Permanent Roommate" 192
12 "In the Beginning He Wouldn't Lift Even a Spoon": The Division of Household Labor 208
13 The Meanings of Macho: Changing Mexican Male Identities 223
14 Holding Hands 235
15 Invisibility, Consciousness of the Other, Ressentiment 255
16 A Maid by Any Other Name: The Transformation of "Dirty Work" by Central American Immigrants 271
17 Chicanas in White-Collar Jobs: "You Have to Prove Yourself More" 292
18 Knock 'Em Dead: Work on the Killfloor of a Modern Beefpacking Plant 311
19 Women's Resistance in the Sunbelt: Anglos and Hispanas Respond to Managerial Control 337
20 Spirits of Resistance 355
21 Making Empire Respectable: The Politics of Race and Sexual Morality in Twentieth-Century Colonial Cultures 373
22 The Empire's Old Clothes: Fashioning the Colonial Subject 400
23 Mudwomen and Whitemen: A Meditation on Pueblo Potteries and the Politics of Representation 420
24 Warriors or Soldiers? Masculinity and Ritual Transvestism in the Liberian Civil War 440
25 The Gendered Politics and Violence of Structural Adjustment: A View from Jamaica 451
26 The Mirror of Exploitation 469
Index 487
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