Gender's Place: Feminist Anthropologies of Latin America

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Rosario Montoya, Lessie Jo Frazier, Janise Hurtig
Palgrave Macmillan, Dec 13, 2002 - History - 306 pages
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Gender's Place integrates key theoretical issues and rich ethnographic cases in the feminist anthropology of Latin America around the concept of "desalambrar" (to tear down fences). This collection explores ways in which the interrelationship of gender and "place" can serve as a lens for analyzing the cultural, social, and historical specificity of gender and other social inequalities. By "tearing down" theoretical and analytic fences prevalent in research on gender in Latin America in order to construct ethnographically specific alternatives, the book demonstrates the unique contribution that anthropology can make to gender and area studies.

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Rosario Montoya is Faculty Affiliate in the Anthropology Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Lessie Jo Frazier is Assistant Professor History and Women’s Studies, and Latin American Studies Faculty Affiliate at the University of South Carolina.

Janise Hurtig is Research Specialist in the Humanities at the Center for Research on Women and Gender, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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