Gender In Cross-cultural Perspective

Paperback | July 25, 2012

byCaroline B. Brettell, Carolyn F. Sargent

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Introduces students to the most significant topics in anthropology of gender.

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective is a one-volume reader built on classic contributions to gender and anthropology, incorporating recent literature on gender roles and ideology around the world.
It combines theoretically and ethnographically-based essays and is appropriate for undergraduate and beginning graduate students.


Learning Goals
Upon completing this book readers will be able to:
Name the most significant topics in anthropology of gender
Discuss the questions raised by the authors in each section
Understand issues of gender in industrial society and developing societies

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Introduces students to the most significant topics in anthropology of gender. Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective is a one-volume reader built on classic contributions to gender and anthropology, incorporating recent literature on gender roles and ideology around the world.It combines theoretically and ethnographically-based essay...

Caroline Brettell received her B.A. degree from Yale University and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Brown University. She joined the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University in 1988, and in 2008 was named University Distinguished Professor. From 1989 to 1994, she served as Director of Women¿s Studies, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:478 pages, 10 × 8.15 × 1 inPublished:July 25, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205247288

ISBN - 13:9780205247288

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Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface  
About the Authors  
I. Biology, Gender, and Human Evolution  
II. Gender and Prehistory  
III. Domestic Worlds and Public Worlds  
IV. Equality and Inequality: The Sexual Division of Labor and Gender
V. The Cultural Construction of Gender and Personhood  
VI. Culture, Sexuality, and the Body  
VII. Gender, Property, and the State  
VIII. Gender, Household, and Kinship  
IX. Gender, Ritual, and Religion  
X. Gender, Politics, and Reproduction  
XI. Gender and the Global Economy