This is the first book which examines the nature and significance of a feminist critique in anthropology. It offers a clear introduction to, and balanced assessment of, the theoretical and practical issues raised by the development of a feminist anthropology.
This is the first book which examines the nature and significance of a feminist critique in anthropology. It offers a clear introduction to, and balanced assessment of, the theoretical and practical issues raised by the development of a feminist anthropology. Henrietta Moore situates the development of a feminist approach in anthropology within the context of the discipline, examining the ways in which women have been studied in anthropology -- as well as the ways in which the study of gender has influenced the development of the discipline anthropology. She considers the application of feminist work to key areas of anthropological research, and addresses the question of what social anthropology has to contribute to contemporary feminism. Throughout the book Henrietta Moorea s analysis is informed by her own extensive fieldwork in Africa and by her concern to develop anthropological theory and method by means of feminist critique. This book will be of particular value to students in anthropology, womena s studies and the social sciences.
a ... essential reading ...a Sociology a I do not know of any other work which gives one such a sense of the scope and substance of feminist scholarship within anthropology. This is no abstract debate about possibilities: with rare intelligence Moore sanely and superbly charts what has already been done and consequently what lies ahead. The booka s breadth of vision is generous, its approach authoritative, and its final critique of the limitations as well as the promises of feminist anthropology resoundinga Marilyn Strathern, University of Manchester
About Henrietta L. Moore
Henrietta L. Moore is the William Wyse Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. She is also the author of Still Life: Hopes, Desires and Satisfactions.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements. 1. Feminism and Anthropology: The Story of a Relationship. 2. Gender and Status: Explaining the Position of Women. 3. Understanding Womena s Work: Kinship, Labour and Household, Part 1. 4. The Changing Nature of Womena s Lives: Kinship, Labour and Household, Part 2. 5. Women and the State. 6. Feminist Anthropology: What Difference Does It Make?. Notes. References. Index.
Feminism and Anthropology by Henrietta L. Moore
Henrietta L. Moore
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