Persons and Powers of Women in Diverse Cultures
Essays in Honour of Audrey I.Richards, Phyllis M.Kaberry and Barbara B.Ward
Edited by Shirley Ardener
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Persons and Powers of Women in Diverse Cultures by Shirley Ardener
Book DescriptionThis volume presents important essays inspired by the pioneering works of three leading women anthropologists. The title may therefore be read in more than one way. The three biographical essays in this volume as well as the comprehensive bibliographies of these anthropologists' works fully confirm the high esteem in which their remarkable personalities are held to this day and offer material about them not formerly available. The book includes important discussions by distinguished social anthropologists, based on rich ethnographic data, of the many identities, personhoods, powers, and other various categorizations of women, each author handling her material and analyses in her own distinctive way. Of particular value is Shirley Ardener's perceptive introductory essay which places the volume in the wider context of some areas of major concern to social scientists, such as the construction of identities, kinship theory, and the production of knowledge itself, as well as of the particularities of women in diverse cultures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780854968664
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Women and Space, Paperback (April 1993)» View all books by Shirley Ardener
Focuses on the relationship of women and space, and using the idea of "social maps". This book presents ethnographic evidence which shows how space must be seen in both its physical dimensions, and in its social and symbolic aspects, as experienced by women.
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Author Biography - Shirley Ardener
Mrs Shirley Ardener Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women,University of Oxford
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