Gendered Modernities: Ethnographic Perspectives

Gendered Modernities: Ethnographic Perspectives


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Gendered Modernities: Ethnographic Perspectives by Dorothy Louise Hodgson, Dorothy L. Hodgson

Based on long-term ethnographic research in China, Thailand, Nigeria, Chile, and other areas, the contributors explore the intersection of "gender" and "modernity" in the lives of diverse individuals and groups. How are the messages of modernity/tradition gendered? How are the material practices and cultural meanings of modernity shaped by local ideas of gender and "progress"? They argue that the ideas of “modernity,” progress, rationality, order, and development are profoundly gendered, whether conveyed by media images of consumption, agendas of nation-building, or legal discourse.

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ISBN-13: 9780312238780
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 12/28/2001
Edition description: REV
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.66(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Dorothy L. Hodgson is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University. She is the author of "Once Intrepid Warriors": Gender, Ethnicity and the Cultural Politics of Maasai Development.

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