Gender, Agency and Change
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Gender, Agency and Change by Victoria A. Goddard
Book DescriptionIn response to global change, people create new opportunities and conditions, and in their responses they are influenced by both gender and age. In Gender, Agency and Change the contributors illustrate the complexities involved in the constitution and performance of agency. Such agency may be reflected in strategies of accommodation and adaption that can nevertheless produce new institutional arrangements. Alternatively, they may be directed towards the outright rejection of these processes. The cases examined in this volume explore the ways in which different subjects engage in the reformulation of spaces, roles and identities, redefining the boundaries between, and the content of, the 'public' and the 'private'. The examples also provide an account of how gendered discourses are deployed to convey new meanings, a new sense of place and time, confirming or challenging ideas of 'tradition' and 'modernity'. This collection will be of particular interest to students of anthropology and gender studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415228282
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Victoria A. Goddard
Gender, Agency and Change, Hardback (July 2000)
People create new opportunities and conditions in response to change, and these responses are influenced by gender and age. This collection examines responses to development and social and political change through this prism of gender.
Anthropology of Europe, Paperback (August 1996)
An anthropological study of Europe post-1989. The contributors examine the social, cultural and political implications of European integration, with particular emphasis on changing European identities, concepts of citizenship and levels of participation.
Gender, Family and Work in Naples, Paperback (March 1996)» View all books by Victoria A. Goddard
Examining Mediterranean anthropology, this book rejects the discipline's traditional focus on honour and shame in small communities, and argues that gender and sexuality are central to the constitution of personal and social identities.
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Author Biography - Victoria A. Goddard
Victorial Ana Goddard was born in Argentina and trained as an anthropologist at University College, London. She is currently a lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths College, London.
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