Space, Text, and Gender: An Anthropological Study of the Marakwet of Kenya

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Guilford Press, 1986 - Social Science - 234 pages
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This groundbreaking anthropological study strikingly illustrates how we can use different interpretations of place to learn more about a society, and demonstrates the value of a feminist approach to the analysis of changing systems of representation. Henrietta Moore focuses on the relationship between the organization of household space and gender relations, showing how that relation shifts due to changing social and economic conditions, including such factors as wage labor and education. This updated edition contains a new foreword and afterword in which Moore relates her work to more recent developments around gender, resistance, difference, and spatiality.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Marakwet
13
Sibou Village
26
Space Time and Gender
55
Cultural Texts and Social Change
77
Of Texts and Other Matters
79
Ash and Animal Dung The Organization of Domestic Space among the Endo
98
Interpreting Space
115
Interpretation and Representation
163
Invisible Women
165
Text Ideology and Power
200
Appendix 1
207
Appendix 2
209
Afterword
211
References
219
Index
230

Wages and Westernization The Changing Spaces of the Endo
129

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About the author (1986)

Henrietta L. Moore, Ph.D., teaches at the London School of Economics. She is the author of Feminism and Anthropology and A Passion for Difference.

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