Women of the Forest / Edition 30

Women of the Forest / Edition 30

by Yolanda Murphy, Robert Murphy
     
 

When it originally appeared, this groundbreaking ethnography was one of the first works to focus on gender in anthropology. The thirtieth anniversary edition of Women of the Forest reconfirms the book's importance for contemporary studies on gender and life in the Amazon. The book covers Yolanda and Robert Murphy's year of fieldwork among the Mundurucú

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When it originally appeared, this groundbreaking ethnography was one of the first works to focus on gender in anthropology. The thirtieth anniversary edition of Women of the Forest reconfirms the book's importance for contemporary studies on gender and life in the Amazon. The book covers Yolanda and Robert Murphy's year of fieldwork among the Mundurucú people of Brazil in 1952. The Murphy's ethnographic analysis takes into account the historical, ecological, and cultural setting of the Mundurucú, including the mythology surrounding women, women's work and household life, marriage and child rearing, the effects of social change on the female role, sexual antagonism, and the means by which women compensate for their low social position.

The new foreword--written collectively by renowned anthropologists who were all students of the Murphys--is both a tribute to the Murphys and a critical reflection on the continued relevance of their work today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231132336
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Series:
Columbia Classics in Anthropology Series
Edition description:
30th anniversary edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
328,600
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Thirtieth Anniversary EditionPreface to the First EditionPreface to the Second Edition1. Woman's Day2. The Land and the People3. Beyond the Looking Glass4. MundurucÝ Culture5. Women in Myth and Symbol6. The Woman's World7. Women and Married Life8. Women and Social Change9. Women and MenBibliographyIndex03/12/0405 Murphy 00_toc.doc: viivii

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