Woman, Culture, and Society

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Stanford University Press, Jan 1, 1974 - Social Science - 352 pages
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Sixteen women anthropologists analyze the place of women in human societies, treating as problematic certain questions and observations that in the past have been ignored or taken for granted, and consulting the anthropological record for data and theoretical perspectives that will help us to understand and change the quality of women's lives.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Theoretical Overview
17
Family Structure and Feminine Personality
43
Is Female to Male as Nature Is to Culture?
67
Women in Politics
89
Sex Roles and Survival Strategies in an Urban Black
113
Matrifocality in Indonesia and Africa and Among
129
Old Skills in a New Context
157
Women the Organization of Production
207
Ijaw Womens Associations
223
Sex and Power in the Balkans
243
Why Men Rule in Primitive Society
263
The Mastery of Work and the Mystery of Sex in
281
Why Mbum Women Do
301
References Cited
321
Index
343

Ruler of the Kpa Mende Confederacy
173
Female Status in the Public Domain
189

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About the author (1974)

Rosaldo is Associate Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University.

Louise Lamphere has been a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico since 1986. She is also former president of the American Anthropological Association.

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