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Gender & difference in a globalizing world : twenty-first century anthropology

Author: Frances E Mascia-Lees
Publisher: Long Grove, Ill. : Waveland Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mascia-Lees' ... ability to synthesize ideas rewards readers wih a text that clearly conceptualizes how differences of gender, race, class, and sexuality structure today's complex globalizing world. It exposes the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical orientations used in anthropology to study gender, difference, power, and inequality including feminist anthropology; black feminist anthropology;  Read more...
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Mascia-Lees, Frances E., 1953-
Gender & difference in a globalizing world.
Long Grove, Ill. : Waveland Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)761161070
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances E Mascia-Lees
ISBN: 1577665988 9781577665984
OCLC Number: 321032302
Description: xviii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Situating gender and difference within anthropology. Ch. 1. Gender, difference, and globalization --
Ch. 2. A history of gender and difference --
Ch. 3. The politics of anthropology --
pt. 2: Naturalizing gender and difference. Ch. 4. Sex difference--nature and nurture --
Ch. 5. The evolution of gender and difference --
pt. 3: Political economy and the production of culture. Ch. 6. Production, Capitalism, ideology, and the state --
Ch. 7. The global econom, neoliberalism, and labor --
Ch. 8. Producing culture--from structure to agency --
pt. 4: The personal as political. Ch. 9. Embodying politics --
Ch. 10. Minding gender and difference --
Ch. 11. Reproducing gender and difference --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Gender and difference in a globalizing world
Responsibility: Frances E. Mascia-Lees.

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"Mascia-Lees' ... ability to synthesize ideas rewards readers wih a text that clearly conceptualizes how differences of gender, race, class, and sexuality structure today's complex globalizing world. It exposes the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical orientations used in anthropology to study gender, difference, power, and inequality including feminist anthropology; black feminist anthropology; lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered theory; practice, postcolonial, symbolic, and psychological anthropology; as well as social evolutionism, sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology, among others"--Page 4 of cover.

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