Elsie Clews Parsons: Inventing Modern Life

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University of Chicago Press, 15 avr. 2008 - 538 pages
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Elsie Clews Parsons was a pioneering feminist, an eminent anthropologist, and an ardent social critic. In Elsie Clews Parsons, Desley Deacon reconstructs Parsons's efforts to overcome gender biases in both academia and society.

"Wonderfully illuminating. . . . Parsons's work resonates strikingly to current trends in anthropology."—George W. Stocking, Jr., Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

"This is the biography of a woman so interesting and effective—a cross between Margaret Mead and Georgia O'Keeffe. . . . A nuanced portrait of this vivid woman."—Tanya Luhrmann, New York Times Book Review

"A marvelous new book about the life of Elsie Clews Parsons. . . . It's as though she is sitting on the next rock, a contemporary struggling with the same issues that confront women today: how to combine work, love and child-rearing into one life."—Abigail Trafford, Washington Post

"Parsons's splendid life and work continue to illuminate current puzzles about acculturation and diversity."—New Yorker
 

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ELSIE CLEWS PARSONS: Inventing Modern Life

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Despite the wade through Deacon's (American Studies/Univ. of Texas, Austin) dense writing and disheveled timeline, Elsie Clews Parsons's story shines through. A feminist and anthropologist active in ... Consulter l'avis complet

Elsie Clews Parsons: inventing modern life

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Deacon (American studies, Univ. of Texas) here chronicles the attempts of sociologist and anthropologist Parsons to change 19th-century American values. Parsons (1874-1941) attended graduate school ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Page 20 - I thought I had rediscovered one of those truths which are revealed to savages and hid from political economists; at the least, I had discovered a new pleasure for myself.
Page 15 - Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.

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