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Strathern, Marilyn

Overview
Works: 173 works in 512 publications in 4 languages and 10,285 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Dedicatee, Interviewee
Classifications: GN668, 306
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Most widely held works by Marilyn Strathern
Nature, culture, and gender by Carol P MacCormack( Book )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in between; female roles in a male world: Mount Hagen, New Guinea by Marilyn Strathern( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gender of the gift : problems with women and problems with society in Melanesia by Marilyn Strathern( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the most original and ambitious synthesis yet undertaken in Melanesian scholarship, Marilyn Strathern argues that gender relations have been a particular casualty of unexamined assumptions held by Western anthropologists and feminist scholars alike. The book treats with equal seriousness-and with equal good humor-the insights of Western social science, feminist politics, and ethnographic reporting, in order to rethink the representation of Melanesian social and cultural life
Dealing with inequality : analysing gender relations in Melanesia and beyond : essays by members of the 1983/1984 Anthropological Research Group at the Research School of Pacific Studies, the Australian National University by Research school of Pacific studies (Canberra)( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproducing the future : essays on anthropology, kinship, and the new reproductive technologies by Marilyn Strathern( Book )

18 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-decoration in Mount Hagen by Andrew Strathern( Book )

14 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After nature : English kinship in the late twentieth century by Marilyn Strathern( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Nature is a timely account of fundamental constructs in English kinship at a moment when advances in reproductive technologies are raising questions about the natural basis of kinship relations
Big men and great men : personifications of power in Melanesia( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partial connections by Marilyn Strathern( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Available with a new Preface, Marilyn Strathern's seminal book challenges the routine ways in which anthropologists have thought about the complexity and quantity of their materials, focusing on a problem normally thought of as commonplace; that of scale and proportion. Revealing unexpected replications in modes of thought and in the presentation of ambiguous images, Strathern has fashioned a unique contribution to the anthropological corpus
Shifting contexts : transformations in anthropological knowledge by Marilyn Strathern( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One way in which different orders of knowledge are brought together is through the transformation of context. This book is concerned with contexts of a particular kind. Claims to know 'more' or see 'further' or to be able to encompass local facts by a global perspective take on a special meaning in the world-view of societies, such as those of the west, that imagine they are part of a life that is itself global in scale. Shifting Contexts offers an original critique of current western thinking: it does not take it for granted that 'global' and 'local' indicate orders of magnitude or scales of importance. Rather, it addresses the techniques by which people shift the contexts of their knowledge and thus endow phenomena with local or global significance. This is an unusual and original collection of essays by seven leading social anthropologists, in the company of two specialists in research policy
Kinship, law and the unexpected : relatives are always a surprise by Marilyn Strathern( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can we hold in the same view both cultural or historical constructs and generalities about social existence? In response to this anthropological conundrum, Kinship, Law and the Unexpected takes up an issue at the heart of studies of society - the way we use relationships to uncover relationships. Relationality is a phenomenon at once contingent (on certain ways of knowing) and ubiquitous (to social life)"--Jacket
Audit cultures : anthropological studies in accountability, ethics, and the academy by Marilyn Strathern( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If cultures are always in the making, this book catches one kind of culture on the make. Academics will be familiar with audit in the form of research and teaching assessments - they may not be aware how pervasive practices of 'accountability' are or of the diversity of political regimes under which they flourish. Twelve social anthropologists from across Europe and the Commonwealth chart an influential and controversial cultural phenomenon. The challenge is that these new accountabilities are at once obstructive and enabling of good practice. Through acountability the financial and the moral meet in the twinned precepts
Kinship at the core : an anthropology of Elmdon a village in north-west Essex in the nineteen-sixties by Marilyn Strathern( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Property, substance, and effect : anthropological essays on persons and things by Marilyn Strathern( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transactions and creations : property debates and the stimulus of Melanesia( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 21st century, intellectual and cultural resources emerge on all sides as candidates for ownership claims. Members of an anthropological research team investigating emergent economic relations in a part of the world renowned for its innovative approach to resources and transactions, wish to open up the vocabulary. In this unique volume, they bring an unexpected comparative perspective to global debates on intellectual and cultural property rights (IPR and CPR). The contributors bring from Melanesia their collective experience of people initiating, limiting and rationalizing claims through transactions in ways that challenge many of the assumptions behind the international language."--Jacket
Before and after gender : sexual mythologies of everyday life by Marilyn Strathern( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in the early 1970s amidst widespread debate over the causes of gender inequality, Marilyn Strathern's Before and After Gender was intended as a widely accessible analysis of gender as a powerful cultural code and sex as a defining mythology. But when the series for which it was written unexpectedly folded, the manuscript went into storage, where it remained for more than four decades. This book finally brings it to light, giving the long-lost feminist work-accompanied here with an Introduction by Sarah Franklin and an Afterword by Judith Butler-an overdue spot in feminist history."--Back cover
Official and unofficial courts: legal assumptions and expectations in a highlands community by Marilyn Strathern( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gifts and commodities by C. A Gregory( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gifts and commodities is, at once, a critique of neoclassical economics and development theory, a critical history of colonial Papua New Guinea, and a comparative ethnography of exchange in Melanesian societies. This new edition includes a foreword by anthropologist Marilyn Strathern and a new preface by the author that discusses the ongoing response to the book and the debates it has engendered, debates that have become more salient in our evermore neoliberal and globalized era
No money on our skins : Hagen migrants in Port Moresby by Marilyn Strathern( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recasting anthropological knowledge : inspiration and social science( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors of the chapters presented in this collection take various strategies and we take our lead from them. Their brief was to pick up, run with, and depart from key Strathernian concepts by way of their own current research. The result is something more stable than such metaphors of flight suggest. Instead of running, the authors of these chapters have decided to dwell. Debbora Battaglia (beginning this volume), for example, remarking on the generosity with which Strathern cites her students and colleagues and on how she reworks and re-worlds their ethnographic accounts, shows what it might mean to accompany rather than depart from Strathern: in her words, to go a-worlding with her. Adam Reed (ending this volume) is more cautious: for him, it is a moot point whether Strathern's generosity in citing her students is evidence of her having been inspired by them: but, dwelling on the concept of inspiration itself, Reed reveals its unbidden, all- encompassing, dynamic and deeply social and sociable nature. Multiple flows of inspiration run through the various chapters in this volume and not only between Strathern and her students"--
 
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Nature, culture, and gender
Alternative Names
Marilyn Strathern antropologa britannica

Marilyn Strathern britische Soziologin

Marilyn Strathern British anthropologist

Marilyn Strathern Brits antropologe

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Women in between; female roles in a male world: Mount Hagen, New GuineaThe gender of the gift : problems with women and problems with society in MelanesiaDealing with inequality : analysing gender relations in Melanesia and beyond : essays by members of the 1983/1984 Anthropological Research Group at the Research School of Pacific Studies, the Australian National UniversityAfter nature : English kinship in the late twentieth centuryPartial connectionsShifting contexts : transformations in anthropological knowledgeKinship, law and the unexpected : relatives are always a surpriseAudit cultures : anthropological studies in accountability, ethics, and the academy