Myths of Male Dominance: Collected Articles on Women Cross-culturally

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Haymarket Books, Apr 1, 2008 - Social Science - 344 pages
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“Highly recommended, both as a critically presented state-of-the-art discussion and as an account of how one's personal/political history informs the process of scientific inquiry.”—Choice

This classic anthropological study debunks the many myths behind the idea of “natural” male superiority. Drawing on extensive historical and cross-cultural research, Eleanor Burke Leacock shows that claims of male superiority are based on carefully constructed myths with no factual historical basis. She also documents numerous historical examples of egalitarian gender relations.

Eleanor Burke Leacock (1922–1987) was well-known for her ethnographic work among primitive societies, and her research is still a formative influence among feminist anthropologists.

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User Review  - Anand Gopal - Goodreads

A useful review of some anthropological research into the question male dominance. The author spent some years studying the Montaigne-Naskapi people of Canada, where she develops her central argument ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chelsey Pennyamon - Goodreads

Too often academics extend recent developments into the realm of history. Furthermore, they confuse what is created with what is inevitable, what is nurtured with what is natural, and they fail to ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
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Status Among the MontagnaisNaskapi of Labrador
39
Matrilocality Among the MontagnaisNaskapi
63
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Eleanor Burke Leacock (1922-1987) was well known for her ethnographic work among primitive societies, and her research is still a formative influence among feminist anthropologists.

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