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

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

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ISBN-13: 9780415918077
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/25/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 500
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.01(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Louise Lamphere, Patricia Zavella, Helena Ragonée

Part I: The Power of Representation: Gendered Ethnography in Practice

1. How Native is a "Native Anthropologist" Kirin Narayan

2. Feministic Insider Dilemmas:

Constructing Ethnic Identity with "Chicana" Informants - Patricia Zavella

3. Carne, Carnales and the Carnivalesque: Bakhtinian Batos, Disorder, and Narrative Discourses - José Limón

Part II

4. The Egg and the Sperm: How Science has Constructed a

Romance Based on Stereotypical Women's Roles - Emily Martin

5. Making Sense of Missed Conceptions - Sarah Franklin

6. Surrogates, Fathers, and Adoptive Mothers - Helena Ragonó

7. Constructing Aminocentesis: Maternal and Medical Discourses - Raynna


8. The World Made Flesh: The Disembodiment of Gender in the Abortion Debate - Faye Ginsburg

9. Agency and Constraint: Sterilization and Reproductive Freedom Among Puerto Rican Women in New York City - Iris Lopez

Part III: Constructing Family:

Creating Household and Community

10. "Reinventing the South" in Upscaling Downtown - Brett Williams

11. This Permanent Roommate - Ellen Lewin

12. "In the Beginning He Wouldn't Lift Even a Spoon": The Division of Household Labor - Beatriz


13. The Meanings of Macho: Changing Mexican Male Identities - Matthew Gutmann

14. Holding Hands - Carol Stack

PartIV: Consciousness, transformation, and Resistance at Work

15. Invisibility, Consciousness of the Other, Resentiment -

Judith Rollins

16. A Maid by Any Other Name: The Transformation of "Dirty Work" by Central American Immigrants - Leslie Salzinger

17. Chicanas in White-Collar Jobs: "You Have to Prove Yourself More" - Denise Segura

18. Knock 'em Dead: Work on the

Killfloor of a Modern Beefpacking Plant - Donald D. Stull

19. Women's Resistance in the Sunbelt: Anglos and Hispanas Respond to Managerial Control - Louise Lamphere and Patricia Zavella

20. Spirits of Resistance - Aihwa Ong

Part V: Colonizing Gender and

Sexuality: Representation and Practice

21. Making Empire Respectable: The Politics of Race and sexual Morality in 20th-Century Colonial Cultures - Ann Stoler

22. The Emperor's Old Clothes: Fashioning the Colonial Subject - Jean Comaroff

23. Mudwomen and

Whitemen - A Meditation on Pueblo Potteries and the Politics of Representation - Barbara Babcock

24. Warriors or Soldiers?: Masculinity and Ritual Transvestism in the Liberian Civil War - Mary Moran

25. The Gendered Politics and Violence of Structural

Adjustment: A View from Jamaica - Faye V. Harrison

26. The Mirror of Exploitation - Devon G. Peña


families, and work lives. The essays retain anthropology's traditional focus on those far from the centers of wealth and power, foreground the creativity of their struggles in a generally hostile global climate, and deal thoughtfully with the relationships anthropologists have to the

people we write about (Karen Brodkin, UCLA)

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