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A World Full of Women / Edition 5

A World Full of Women / Edition 5

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ISBN-13: 9780205584550
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 03/12/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 287
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Old Words and New Realities.

Where We’re Coming From.

Where to Begin and What Follows.

Speaking of Women.

Tender Trap or SuperWoman?

Code Switching.

Talking Troubles and Carrying Conversations.

Some Books That Changed Our Lives.

1. "What's for Dinner, Honey?":Work and Gender.

Work: The First Fact of Life.

"What's for Dinner?": Gender and Practical Economics.

Planting and Harvesting: The Next Revolution.

Off to Work We Go.

Value, Valued, and Valuable.

Interpreting Food, Work, and the Facts of Life.

A Few of the Many Books You May Want to Read.

2. Love and the Work of Culture.

More than Personal Lives.

The Personal Is Professional.

Sex and Temperament.

Situations on the Sepik.

Daughters of Sex and Temperament.

Beyond the Sepik.

Intimacy and the World Stage.

Conclusion: Their Last Great Work.

So Many Books: Where Can I Start?

3. Blood and Milk: Biocultural Markers in the Lives of Women.

Where Biology and Culture Meet in the Bodies of Women.

Desire and Control.

Comparative Childbirth.

Motherhood and Fetal Subjects.

Social Women in Biological Bodies: Some Conclusions.

Some Very Important Books to Read.

4. Patterns of Partnering from Romance to Resistance.

Varieties of Arrangements.

Love Marriages and Lavish Weddings.

Reading from Romance to Resistance.

5. Everyday Power: Women’s Agency, Authority, and Influence.

Rethinking Women’s Power

Migrants, Immigrants, and Refugees: Crossing the Boundaries of Domestic Power

Conclusions from One End of the Power Spectrum to the Other

Powerful Books to Read

6. A Two-Bodied World: Cultural Systems for Separating Females and Males.

Amazon: Women of the Forest and the Flutes.

Melanesia: Birth and Semen.

Islamic Middle East: Veiled Separations.

Conclusions: What Do Systems of Separation Mean?

Check Out These Books.

7. A Third Sex?: Gender as Alternative or Continuum.

Making Out and Making Up Sexes and Genders.

Crossing Over and Cross-Dressing.

Intersexed Children: A Case for Consideration.

When Boys Will Be Girls.

Two-Spirits in Native North America.

A Fourth Sex? Cross-Gendered Females.

Conclusions Beyond the Categories of Sex, Gender, and Desire.

Important Books Beyond the Natural Attitude.

8. Life's Lesions: Suffering and Healing.

Women's Wounds.

Paths to Authority.

Gendering Religions.

Healers and Healing.

Visiting Spirits.

Wombs and Wounds.

Liquid Life.

To Conclude.

A Field Full of Books to Read.

9. Who Owns Her Body? Challenges to Cultural Relativism.

Human Rights and Cultural Relativism.

The "Nature" of Violence.

A Worldwide Case: Wife Beating and Wife Battering.

Another Worldwide Case: International Sexual Services.

Case Study Number 1: Rape on a University Campus.

Case Study Number 2: Disappeared and Endangered Daughters.

Case Study Number 3: Genital Cutting.

Conclusions: Women's Rights and Critical Cultural Relativism.

Books to Empower Us.

10. Invisible Workers: Women as the Earth's Last Colony.

Characteristics of Women's Lives in the Last Colony.

International Strategies for Solving the Problem(s) of Women.

A Marxist-Feminist Thinks About Women and Work.

Women's Powers as the Roots of Grass.

Conclusions in the Post-Modern Manner.

Reading, Writing, and Resistance.


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