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Moore, Henrietta L.

Works: 78 works in 372 publications in 5 languages and 6,540 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Handbooks and manuals  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Redactor, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: GN33.8, 301
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Most widely held works about Henrietta L Moore
Most widely held works by Henrietta L Moore
Feminism and anthropology by Henrietta L Moore( Book )

62 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book which examines the nature and significance of a feminist critique in anthropology. It offers a clear introduction to, and balanced assessment of, the theoretical and practical issues raised by the development of a feminist anthropology. Henrietta Moore situates the development of a feminist approach in anthropology within the context of the discipline, examining the ways in which women have been studied in anthropology - as well as the ways in which the study of gender has influenced the development of the discipline anthropology. She considers the application of feminist work to key areas of anthropological research, and addresses the question of what social anthropology has to contribute to contemporary feminism. Throughout the book Henrietta Moore's analysis is informed by her own extensive fieldwork in Africa and by her concern to develop anthropological theory and method by means of feminist critique. -- Back cover
A passion for difference : essays in anthropology and gender by Henrietta L Moore( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new book Henrietta Moore examines the limitations of the theoretical languages used by anthropologists and others to write about sex, gender, and sexuality. Moore begins by discussing recent feminist debates on the body and the notion of the non-universal human subject. She then considers why anthropologists have contributed relatively little to these debates, suggesting that this reflects the history of anthropology's conceptualization of "persons" or "selves" cross-culturally." "The author also pursues a series of related themes, including the links between gender, identity, and violence; the construction of domestic space and its relationship to bodily practices and the internalization of relations of difference; and the links between the gender of the anthropologist and the writing of anthropology." "By developing a specific anthropological approach to feminist post-structuralist and psychoanalytic theory, Moore demonstrates anthropology's contribution to current debates in feminist theory."--Jacket
Space, text, and gender : an anthropological study of the Marakwet of Kenya by Henrietta L Moore( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an anthropological study of the Marakwet people of Kenya, focusing on how relationships between the organization of household space and gender relations shift due to changing social and economic conditions
Anthropology in theory : issues in epistemology by Henrietta L Moore( Book )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 57 articles collected in Anthropology in Theory: Issues in Epistemology, together with the editors' introduction, provide the most comprehensive selection of readings and incisive overview available of anthropological theory and epistemology over the past century." "Anthropology in Theory identifies crucial conceptual signposts for the continued resurgence of the discipline and new theoretical directions. Moreover, it demonstrates both the vitality and value of anthropological theorizing within the discipline, as well as how such anthropological projects are fundamentally reconfiguring broader debates in the social sciences: debates about society and culture; structure and agency; identities and technologies; subjectivities and translocality; meta-theory, ontology and epistemology; language and meaning; subjectivity and objectivity; and localities and globalities."--Jacket
Anthropological theory today by Henrietta L Moore( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book makes a bold statement about the nature and value of anthropological theory at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It repositions anthropology within current social theory and outlines the changing context in which anthropological enquiry takes place. Anthropology is no longer confined to academic debate and is increasingly part of the practice and theory of development agencies, voluntary organizations, political pressure groups international organizations and governments. Anthropological theory has become less and less isolated from the communities studied. Communities are increasingly culturally diverse, and 'other cultures' are no longer in 'other parts' of the world. The essays in this volume develop new ways of theorizing appropriate to these changed circumstances."--Jacket
Cutting down trees : gender, nutrition, and agricultural change in the Northern Province of Zambia, 1890-1990 by Henrietta L Moore( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors assess the ecological, social, and political changes affecting the region, and provide one of the first studies to integrate contemporary development initiatives with long-run interventions. Drawing on their extensive research experience in Africa, Henrietta L. Moore and Megan Vaughan have produced a detailed examination of the changing nature of gender relations and household production. They also draw on recent theoretical developments in anthropology and cultural history to explore the construction of colonial and postcolonial identities in the region. Cutting Down Trees is about local responses to global processes of change. It will be of special interest to anthropologists, historians, and social scientists, as well as those in the fields of development studies, economics, and environmental management
The subject of anthropology : gender, symbolism and psychoanalysis by Henrietta L Moore( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new book, Henrietta Moore draws on anthropology, feminism and psychoanalysis to develop an original theory of gender and of how we become sexed beings."--Jacket
The future of anthropological knowledge by Henrietta L Moore( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology is no longer a singular discipline, but rather a blend of practices engaged in a variety of social contexts. A whole series of new questions have been posed by the sustained challenge which third world, black and feminist scholars have provided to the established agenda of the social sciences and humanities in recent years. It is this context that the nature and purpose of social knowledge, and in particular anthroplogical knowledge, comes into particular focus. The question 'What is social knowledge for?' is not intended to provoke an answer, but rather a series of interrogations. In The Future of Anthropological Knowledge the chapters explore the question of the nature of social knowledge from a variety of perspectives and locations such as China, Africa, the USA and elsewhere. By examining the changing nature of anthropological knowledge and of the production of that knowledge, this book challenges the notion that only western societies have produced social theories of modernity and of global scope.; Knowledge of society can no longer be restricted to a knowledge of face-to-face social relations but must encompass the effect of technology, global consumption patterns and changing geo-political configurations
Magical interpretations, material realities : modernity, witchcraft, and the occult in postcolonial Africa by Todd Sanders( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witchcraft is alive and well in Africa today both among the disenchanted and downtrodden as well as the educated elite. This volume sets out recent thinking on witchcraft in Africa, paying particular attention to variations in meanings and practices. It crucially examines the way different people in different contexts are making sense of what 'witchcraft' is and what it might mean. Clearly the promises of countless western social theorists - that such 'enchantments' would die a sudden death with 'modernity' - have not come to pass. In fact, despite growing democracy and development throughout the region, the general sentiment on the continent is that witchcraft is increasing. Indeed witchcraft is routinely implicated in modern state politics, free markets and legal systems. But why, and why now? Using recent ethnographic materials from across the continent, the volume explores how witchcraft articulates with particular modern settings for example: the State in Cameroon; Pentecostalism in Malawi; the university system in Nigeria and the IMF in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.; The editors provide a timely overview and reconsideration of long-standing anthropological debates about 'African witchcraft', while simultaneously raising broader concerns about the theories of the western social sciences. This book will be widely read and used amongst anthropologists and social scientists
Those who play with fire : gender, fertility and transformation in East and Southern Africa by Henrietta L Moore( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still life : hopes, desires and satisfactions by Henrietta L Moore( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranging from African initiation rituals to Japanese anime, and from sex in virtual worlds to Schubert songs, Henrietta Moore focuses on how best we might approach the relationship between critical thought and politics, as well as the dynamics of intimacy and meaning in contemporary cultural and social life
Cultural politics in a global age : uncertainty, solidarity and innovation( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the question, 'What is the future of culture in the age of globalization?' This work features essays that aim to represent a major theoretical and methodological challenge to the social sciences, and question the nature of globalization and the culture of change
Sociality : new directions( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notion of "sociality" is now widely used within the social sciences and humanities. However, what is meant by the term varies radically, and the contributors here, through compelling and wide ranging essays, identify the strengths and weaknesses of current definitions and their deployment in the social sciences. By developing their own rigorous and innovative theory of human sociality, they re-set the framework of the debate and open up new possibilities for conceptualising other forms of sociality, such as that of animals or materials. Cases from Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe explore the new directions of human sociality, illuminating how and why it is transformed when human beings engage with such major issues as economic downturn, climate change, new regimes of occupational and psychological therapy, technological innovations in robotics and the creation of new online, "virtual" environments. This book is an invaluable resource, not only for research and teaching, but for anyone interested in the question of what makes us social
Global civil society 2012 : ten years of critical reflection by Mary Kaldor( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover; Contents; List of Boxes, Maps, Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Poem; Preface; Part I: Looking Back, Thinking Forward; Chapter 1 The Global Civil Society Yearbook: Lessons and Insights 2001-2011; Chapter 2 'Global Civil Society' and the Internet 2012: Time to Update Our Perspective; Part II: Democracy and Citizenship; Chapter 3 The Arab Awakening: The Crisis of Dictatorship and Civil Society; Chapter 4 'Lost in Transformation': The Crisis of Democracy and Civil Society; Chapter 5 Passionate Publics in Mediated Civil Society; Part III: Peace and Justice
Is there a crisis in the family? by Henrietta L Moore( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Polity reader in gender studies( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender studies has become one of the core fields in the social sciences and humanities. As a result of the struggles of feminists, women are no longer hidden from history or unacknowledged in social research or cultural analysis. Over recent years, again largely because of the influence of feminism, masculinity has also increasingly been made problematic and opened up to scrutiny. Gender is thereby recognised to be central to the analysis of structures of power, the organization of social and cultural institutions, and modes of ideological control in modern societies. This book provides an overview of the domain of gender studies. It covers the major theoretical debates about the nature of female and male identity, as well as offering a variety of analyses of gender in the context of different forms of social and cultural activity. Authors represented in the volume include the following: Seyla Benhabib, Rosi Braidotti, Nancy Chodorow, R. W. Connell, Catherine Hall, Michael Stanworth, Klaus Theweleit, Sylvia Walby and Jeffrey Weeks. The book is organized in such a way as to be accessible to beginning students. Each section in the volume is preceeded by a summary and description of the articles concerned
Promoting the health of children and young people : setting a research agenda( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land, labour and diet in Northern Rhodesia : an economic study of the Bemba tribe by Audrey I Richards( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social life of achievement by Nicholas J Long( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when people "achieve"? Why do reactions to "achievement" vary so profoundly? And how might an anthropological study of achievement and its consequences allow us to develop a more nuanced model of the motivated agency that operates in the social world? These questions lie at the heart of this volume. Drawing on research from Southeast Asia, Europe, the United States, and Latin America, this collection develops an innovative framework for explaining achievement's multiple effects-one which brings together cutting-edge theoretical insights into politics, psychology, ethics, material
The mutual state : how local communities can run public services by Ed Mayo( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Henrietta Moore (Sozialanthropologin) englische Sozialanthropologin

Moore, H. L. 1957-

Moore, Henrietta 1957-

Moore, Henrietta L.

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A passion for difference : essays in anthropology and genderSpace, text, and gender : an anthropological study of the Marakwet of KenyaAnthropology in theory : issues in epistemologyAnthropological theory todayCutting down trees : gender, nutrition, and agricultural change in the Northern Province of Zambia, 1890-1990The subject of anthropology : gender, symbolism and psychoanalysisThe future of anthropological knowledgeMagical interpretations, material realities : modernity, witchcraft, and the occult in postcolonial Africa