Gender's Place: Feminist Anthropologies of Latin America
Rosario Montoya, Lessie Jo Frazier, Janise Hurtig
Palgrave Macmillan, Dec 13, 2002 - History - 306 pages
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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