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Moore, Henrietta L.

Works: 86 works in 379 publications in 5 languages and 6,656 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Interviewee, Other, Redactor, Contributor
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 )

63 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,116 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
A passion for difference : essays in anthropology and gender by Henrietta L Moore( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 592 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 )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 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 491 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 )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 455 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
The subject of anthropology : gender, symbolism and psychoanalysis by Henrietta L Moore( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ambitious new book, Henrietta Moore draws on anthropology, feminism and psychoanalysis to develop an original and provocative theory of gender and of how we become sexed beings. Arguing that the Oedipus complex is no longer the fulcrum of debate between anthropology and psychoanalysis, she demonstrates how recent theorizing on subjectivity, agency and culture has opened up new possibilities for rethinking the relationship between gender, sexuality and symbolism. Using detailed ethnographic material from Africa and Melanesia to explore the strengths and weaknesses of a range of theories in anthropology, feminism and psychoanalysis, Moore advocates an ethics of engagement based on a detailed understanding of the differences and similarities in the ways in which local communities and western scholars have imaginatively deployed the power of sexual difference. She demonstrates the importance of ethnographic listening, of focused attention to peopleʹs imaginations, and of how this illuminates different facets of complex theoretical issues and human conundrums. --b Publisher deescription
The future of anthropological knowledge by Henrietta L Moore( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature and purpose of anthropology has been reassessed in recent years by third world, black and feminist scholars. A wide range of global perspectives are examined as well as the effects of technology and 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 315 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 )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 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 )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 157 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 115 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 )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 47 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 12 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 )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding global sexualities : new frontiers by Peter Aggleton( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the course of the past thirty years, there has been an explosion of work on sexuality, both conceptually and methodologically. From a relatively limited, specialist field, the study of sexuality has expanded across a wide range of social sciences. Yet as the field has grown, it has become apparent that a number of leading edge critical issues remain. This theory-building book explores some of the areas in which there is major and continuing debate, for example, about the relationship between sexuality and gender; about the nature and status of heterosexuality; about hetero- and homo-normativity; about the influence and intersection of class, race, age and other factors in sexual trajectories, identities and lifestyles; and about how best to understand the new forms of sexuality that are emerging in both rich world and developing world contexts. With contributions from leading and new scholars and activists from across the globe, this book highlights tensions or {u2018}flash-points{u2019} in contemporary debate, and offers some innovative ways forward in terms of thinking about sexuality -- both theoretically and with respect to policy and programme development. An extended essay by Henrietta Moore introduces the volume, and an afterword by Jeffrey Weeks offers pointers for the future. The contributors bring together a range of experiences and a variety of disciplinary perspectives in engaging with three key themes of sexual subjectivity and global transformations, sexualities in practice, and advancing new thinking on sexuality in policy and programmatic contexts. It is of interest to students, researchers and activists in sexuality, sexual health and gender studies, especially those working from public health, sociological and anthropological perspectives."--Publisher's description
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Feminism and anthropology
Alternative Names
Henrietta Moore Brits antropologe

Henrietta Moore (Sozialanthropologin) englische Sozialanthropologin

Moore, H. L. 1957-

Moore, Henrietta 1957-

Moore, Henrietta L.

Moore, Henrietta Louise 1957-


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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 todayThe subject of anthropology : gender, symbolism and psychoanalysisThe future of anthropological knowledgeMagical interpretations, material realities : modernity, witchcraft, and the occult in postcolonial AfricaThose who play with fire : gender, fertility and transformation in East and Southern Africa