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Gendered Anthropology.

Author: Teresa del Valle
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: European Association of Social Anthropologists.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the last three decades, a remarkable degree of progress has occurred in the study of gender within anthropology. Gendered Anthropology offers a thought-provoking, lively examination of current debates focusing on sex and gender, race, ethnicity, politics and economics and provides insights which are still too often lacking in mainstream anthropology. Gendered Anthropology will be of particular value to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Del Valle, Teresa.
Gendered Anthropology.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa del Valle
ISBN: 9780203413234 0203413237 1138156809 9781138156807
OCLC Number: 826494884
Language Note: English.
Notes: Power Field-University.
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages).
Contents: Cover; Gendered Anthropology; European Association of Social Anthropologists; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Illustrations; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Uncomfortable Fields of Knowledge; A Divided Population: What is Good for Some is Irrelevant for Others; Genealogical Knowledge; Addressing Issues of Relevance to Ontemporary Society; The Problem of Distances; Inner Boundaries; Across Boundaries; Searching For Interpretations: Why the Contribution of Gender Studies is Ignored; Notes; 1: Is Sex to Gender as Race is to Ethnicity?; From Sex to Gender. From Race to Ethnicity and BackIs Sex to Gender as Race is to Ethnicity?; Gender, Race and Class; Notes; 2: The Study of Kinship; the Study of Person; A Study of Gender?; In the Beginning Was Kinship; Gendered Kinship?; Sacred Texts; From Kinship Studies to Person Studies; Sameness and Difference; Concluding Remarks; Notes; 3: The Illusion of Dualism in Samoa': Brothers-and-sisters' are not 'men-and-women'; The Frontier of the Sexes; Samoa; Gender; Two Levels; Different Examples; Same Questions; Conclusion; Notes. 4: Blood, Sperm, Soul and the Mountain: Gender Relations, Kinship and Cosmovision Among the Khumbo (n.e. Nepal)Prologue-'lucky Stars in the Sky, The Sun Shines Warm Upon the Earth'; The Khumbo; Kinship in Society And Cosmos; The Place of Kinship Within Society: Descent Versus Residence; Gender in Tibetan 'flesh and Bone' Kinship: Co-existence and Contradictions; Gender in Khumbo Society; What It Means to be a Khumbo Woman; The Generation of a Human Being: The Human Body as Language and Order; What is a Human Being, Where Does It Come From and Where Does It Go To? The Generation of a Human Being: Sexual RelationsConception-body Interpretation and Social Affiliation; Pregnancy-a Critical Period for the 'soul'; Birth-a Natural Birth in the 'shadow' Beyond Society; Name Giving-a Social Birth; Summary: the Human Body as Language and Order for Gender Identity; The Language of The Body, of Social Order and of Transgression; Epilogue-how Lady Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal Escaped Her Suitors And Dedicated Herself To The Tantra and the Achievement of Mystic Insight; Notes; 5: Home Decoration as Popular Culture: Constructing Homes, Genders and Classes in Norway. The House as an Object of StudyThe House as A Key Symbol for Modern Intimacy; Historical Outline; Homes in Norway; 'ordinary People' in Bergen; Home Decoration as a Continuous Project; Home Decoration as Creativity; The Home as an Expressive Statement; The Search for 'wholeness' and 'closeness'; Constructing Genders; Constructing Classes; Conclusion; Notes; 6: Impure or Fertile?: Two Essays on the Crossing of Frontiers Through Anthropology and Feminism; I Women in the Field-reflections on a Never-endingjourney; Sabine Strasser and Ruth Kronsteiner; Fields of Power and Anxiety.
Series Title: European Association of Social Anthropologists.

Abstract:

In the last three decades, a remarkable degree of progress has occurred in the study of gender within anthropology. Gendered Anthropology offers a thought-provoking, lively examination of current debates focusing on sex and gender, race, ethnicity, politics and economics and provides insights which are still too often lacking in mainstream anthropology. Gendered Anthropology will be of particular value to undergraduates and lecturers in social anthropology and gender studies.

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