Feminist Fields: Ethnographic Insights

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Sally Cooper Cole, Rae Bridgman, Heather Howard-Bobiwash
Broadview Press, 1999 - Social Science - 314 pages
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Feminist Fields offers a rich and varied portrait of both the current work in feminist anthropology and future possibilities for dialogue between feminism and anthropology. Contributors to the book present critical analyses of a broad range of ethnographic topics: national feminism, gender and identity formation, cultural continuity, ethnographic authority, ethics and representation, empowerment and resistance. Here, young practitioners alongside more established scholars share their theoretical insights, bringing them to life through first-person narratives and stories. Throughout, there is a clear sense of the intellectual inspiration to be had from the practice of feminist anthropology and its emphasis on the power of thoughtful reflexivity in fieldwork and writing practices. Also recognized is an urgent need to bring forward the perspectives of those whose knowledge has been forgotten, ignored, or actively silenced.

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About the author (1999)

Sally Cole is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University. She is author of Woman of the Praia: Work and Lives in a Portuguese Coastal Community (1991).

Rae Bridgman is assistant professor in the Department of City Planning in the Faculty of Architecture and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Manitoba. She is the co-author of Braving the Street: The Anthropology of Homelessness (1999).

Heather Howard-Bobiwash is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, and is the co-editor of The Meeting Place: Aboriginal Life in Toronto (1997).

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