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From the Publisher"An excellent and compelling book that, among the many aspectsworth discussing, invites the forging of new alliances betweenanthropology and psychoanalysis in their common concerns forculture, representation and the nature of symbols."
LSEReview of Books
"A very well written book on an important topic by one of the mostgifted anthropologists of her generation ... that is bound tobecome a classic text in the emergent cross-road betweenpsychoanalysis, anthropology and feminist studies."
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
"Provides a stimulating challenge to social theorists ofsubjectivity to apply its arguments to other sets of ethnographicdata, and to take up and extend the debate that Moore initiates inthis innovative book."
British Journal of Sociology
"This book is invaluable – there is nothing else like it.Well-organized and beautifully written, it is also clear as a bell,which is no mean feat when dealing with these complex and abstruseissues."
Emily Martin, New York University
"This is a major intellectual achievement by one of the pioneersof feminist anthropology. Henrietta Moore sets a new agenda fortransnational gender and sexuality research while debating some ofthe cutting-edge theoretical issues in feminist psychoanalysis andpost-structuralism. She urges us to acknowledge the complex anddynamic relationship between bodies and the variant culturalmeanings attached to femininity and masculinity, but also toconsider the enduring hold of the social imaginary upon theconstitution of the subject. A major contribution to the politicaleconomy of sexuality in the global era."
Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University
"Henrietta Moore seeks to build a theory of genderedsubjectivity by articulating the insights of psychoanalysis,anthropology and feminism. The extended readings of psychoanalytictheory through anthropological and feminist eyes are clear andilluminating. This is a rich and thought-provoking book."
Sherry B. Ortner, University of California-LosAngeles