Persons and Powers of Women in Diverse Cultures

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Bloomsbury Academic, 1992 - Political Science - 219 pages
This volume presents important essays inspired by the pioneering works of three leading women anthropologists. The title may therefore be read in more than one way. The three biographical essays in this volume as well as the comprehensive bibliographies of these anthropologists' works fully confirm the high esteem in which their remarkable personalities are held to this day and offer material about them not formerly available. The book includes important discussions by distinguished social anthropologists, based on rich ethnographic data, of the many identities, personhoods, powers, and other various categorizations of women, each author handling her material and analyses in her own distinctive way. Of particular value is Shirley Ardener's perceptive introductory essay which places the volume in the wider context of some areas of major concern to social scientists, such as the construction of identities, kinship theory, and the production of knowledge itself, as well as of the particularities of women in diverse cultures.

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Richards H E Sir
14
Rinchen B 183
25
Fieldworker Among Friends
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About the author (1992)

Mrs. Shirley Ardener, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women, University of Oxford.

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