The Constraints of Desire: The Anthropology of Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece

The Constraints of Desire: The Anthropology of Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece

by John J. Winkler
     
 

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For centuries, classical scholars have intensely debated the "position of women" in classical Athens. Did women have a vast but informal power, or were they little better than slaves? Using methods developed from feminist anthropology, Winkler steps back from this narrowly framed question and puts it in the larger context of how sex and gender in ancient Greece were…  See more details below

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For centuries, classical scholars have intensely debated the "position of women" in classical Athens. Did women have a vast but informal power, or were they little better than slaves? Using methods developed from feminist anthropology, Winkler steps back from this narrowly framed question and puts it in the larger context of how sex and gender in ancient Greece were culturally constructed. His innovative approach uncovers the very real possibilities for female autonomy that existed in Greek society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134975808
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
269,767
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

John J. Winkler was formerly affiliated with Stanford University.

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