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Women in anthropology : autobiographical narratives and social history

They had no intellectual maps, many had no mentors, and quite a few had no help on that "second shift" of keeping a family together and relatively well-fed and clean. Some of them went back to school, some of them never left, but all of them were looked upon as odd creatures who did not really fit in. In these 17 narratives by pioneering academics and other researchers, the mere process of getting accepted to a doctoral program, getting to the university in question, and being taking seriously was monumental; getting their field work and dissertation proposals approved nearly took superhuman powers. The work they produced challenged every sexist and ageist aspect of academia. Aside from its value as social history, this also tells new academic women how it was, and how it should never again be
Print Book, English, ©2006
Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, Calif., ©2006