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Women in anthropology : autobiographical narratives and social history

Author: Maria G Cattell; Marjorie M Schweitzer
Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
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Women in anthropology.
Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)647692356
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maria G Cattell; Marjorie M Schweitzer
ISBN: 1598740822 9781598740820 1598740830 9781598740837
OCLC Number: 67392848
Description: 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Voices of women anthropologists : autobiography, social history, and anthropology / Maria G. Cattell --
Gender roles in sociocultural and historical context / Marjorie M. Schweitzer --
Possessed by anthropology. Possessed by anthropology / Judy Rosenthal --
Changing roles, challenging stereotypes : women's roles in twentieth-century America. From academe to county politics : anthropologist as activist / Eunice Felter Boyer ; An anthropological odyssey : a midlife beginning / Marilyn Preheim Rose ; Born an anthropologist : from a housewife with hobbies to an anthropologist with a passion / Cath Oberholtzer ; Changing roles, challenging irrelevance : my story as a reentry woman / Dorothy M. Castille --
The web of lives : family involvements, career interactions. On becoming an anthropologist / Louanna M. Lackey ; Family involvements : earning a PhD while raising children / Molly G. Schuchat ; Career constraints and enhancements : marriage, family, and age / Ellen C. Rhoads Holmes ; The "A-G-E" effects on my midlife career in anthropology / Esther Skirboll --
Being the other : encounters with difference. A late bloomer's struggles with discrimination / Ruby Rohrlich ; My life hangs by this question : what is a human being? / Elizabeth (Teddy) Dressel Hoobler ; Not my color, not my kind : lessons in race, class, age, and gender in the academy / M. Jean Harris ; Understanding my life : the dialectics of marketing and anthropology / Barbara Olsen --
Being an anthropologist, living anthropological lives. From prehistory to culture history : my anthropological journey / Marjorie M. Schweitzer ; In pursuit of the word : my anthropological life / Maria Gleaton Cattell ; A lens, a book, and a compass : my anthropological life tour / Jacqueline Walden --
Legacies for future generations. A time for excellence, a legacy for the future / Jane Stevenson Day ; Lessons for today / Marjorie M. Schweitzer.
Responsibility: edited by Maria G. Cattell and Marjorie M. Schweitzer.
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Women in academia have struggled for centuries to establish levels of acceptance and credibility equal to men in the same fields, and anthropology is not different. This book speaks about their  Read more...

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