Woman, culture, and society /

Sixteen women anthropologists analyze the place of women in human societies, treating as a 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 unde...

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Main Author: Rosaldo, Michelle Zimbalist.
Other Authors: Lamphere, Louise, (joint author.)
Bamberger, Joan.
Format: Book
Published:Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 1974.
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Table of Contents:
  • Women, culture, and society: a theoretical overview / Michelle Zimblast Rosaldo
  • Family structure and feminine personality / Nancy Chodorow
  • Is female to male as nature is to culture? / Sherry B. Ortner
  • Women in politics / Jane Fishburne Collier
  • Strategies, cooperation, and conflict among women in domestic groups / Louise Lamphere
  • Sex roles and survival strategies in an urban black community / Carol B. Stack
  • Matrifocality in Indonesia and Africa and among black Americans / Nancy Tanner
  • Chinese women: old skills in a new context / Margery Wolf
  • Madam Yoko: ruler of the Kpa Mende Confederacy / Carol P. Hoffer
  • Female status in the public domain / Peggy R. Sanday
  • Engels revisited: women, the organization of production, and private property / Karen Sacks
  • Women in groups: Ijaw women's associations / Nancy B. Leis
  • Sex and power in the Balkans / Bette S. Denich
  • The myth of matriarchy: why men rule in primitive society / Joan Bamberger
  • The mastery of work and the mystery of sex in a Guatemalan village / Lois Paul
  • Mediation of contradiction: why Mbum women do not eat chicken / Bridget O'Laughlin.