Politics and Erotics of Culture New edition
By (author) Sherry B. Ortner
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Making Gender by Sherry B. Ortner
Book DescriptionIn this collection of new and previously published essays, Sherry Ortner draws on her more than two decades of work in feminist anthropology to offer a major reconsideration of culture and gender. Making Gender is rich in theoretical insights and ethnographic examples, offering a stimulating synthesis of the field by one of its founders and foremost theorists. "A tour-de-force journey through both the work of an outstanding anthropologist and the history of a field." -Rayna Rapp, editor of Toward an Anthropology of Women "[An] engaging book. . . . Sherry B. Ortner is well known among anthropologists for having her finger on the pulse of the discipline. . . . [Making Gender is] a fine example of the way anthropology helps us to think about ourselves." -Tanya Luhrmann, The New York Times Book Review "To have [Ortner's] brilliant writings gathered together in one volume, along with an introduction that is sure to move even further our understanding of gender, is a gift to all of us." -Nancy J. Chodorow, author of The Reproduction of Mothering "Even those familiar with Ortner's more widely read essays will want to reread these next to her more recent writing to understand some of the important changes in feminist anthropology in the last twenty years." -Louise Lamphere, coeditor of Woman, Culture, and Society Sherry B. Ortner is professor of anthropology at Columbia University. Her books include High Religion: A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism and Culture/Power/History: A Reader in Contemporary Social Theory (coedited with Nicholas B. Dirks and Geoff Eley). She received a MacArthur Award in 1990 for her work in anthropology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807046333
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 19-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sherry B. Ortner
Anthropology and Social Theory, Paperback (November 2006)
The award-winning anthropologist Sherry B. Ortner draws on her longstanding interest in theories of cultural practice to rethink key concepts of culture, agency, and subjectivity.
New Jersey Dreaming, Paperback (May 2003)
Famed anthropologist Ortner tracks down representative classmates from her mostly Jewish Newark, NJ high school class of '58 in order to examine class culture and ethnicity in America today.
Life and Death on Mt. Everest, Paperback (February 2001)
Presents an account of the evolving relationship between the mountaineers and the Sherpas, a relationship of mutual dependence and cultural conflict played out in an environment of mortal risk. This book shows how climbers' behavior toward the Sherpas has ranged from kindness to cruelty, from cultural sensitivity to derision.
Fate of Culture, Paperback (November 1999)» View all books by Sherry B. Ortner
Clifford Geertz is one of the foremost figures in the reconfiguration of the boundary between the social sciences and the humanities in the second half of the twentieth century. This book takes a fresh look at Geertz's work, and considers the continuing implications of his work in the contemporary context.
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Author Biography - Sherry B. Ortner
Sherry B. Ortner is professor of anthropology at Columbia University. Her books include "High Religion: A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism" and "Culture/Power/History: A Reader in Contemporary Social Theory" (coedited with Nicholas B. Dirks and Geoff Eley). She received a MacArthur Award in 1990 for her work in anthropology.
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