Subject of Anthropology by Henrietta L. Moore
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Subject of Anthropology
By Henrietta L. Moore

The Subject of Anthropology

Gender, Symbolism and Psychoanalysis

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Subject of Anthropology by Henrietta L. Moore

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In this ambitious new book, Henrietta Moore draws on anthropology, feminism and psychoanalysis to develop an original and provocative theory of gender and of how we become sexed beings. Arguing that the Oedipus complex is no longer the fulcrum of debate between anthropology and psychoanalysis, she demonstrates how recent theorizing on subjectivity, agency and culture has opened up new possibilities for rethinking the relationship between gender, sexuality and symbolism. Using detailed ethnographic material from Africa and Melanesia to explore the strengths and weaknesses of a range of theories in anthropology, feminism and psychoanalysis, Moore advocates an ethics of engagement based on a detailed understanding of the differences and similarities in the ways in which local communities and western scholars have imaginatively deployed the power of sexual difference. She demonstrates the importance of ethnographic listening, of focused attention to people's imaginations, and of how this illuminates different facets of complex theoretical issues and human conundrums. Written not just for professional scholars and for students but for anyone with a serious interest in how gender and sexuality are conceptualized and experienced, this book is the most powerful and persuasive assessment to date of what anthropology has to contribute to these debates now and in the future.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745608082
ISBN-10: 0745608086
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Henrietta L. Moore

Anthropology in Theory by Henrietta L. Moore Anthropology in Theory, Paperback (January 2014)

This second edition of the widely praised Anthropology in Theory: Issues in Epistemology, features a variety of updates, revisions, and new readings in its comprehensive presentation of issues in the history of anthropological theory and epistemology over the past century.

Still Life by Henrietta L. Moore Still Life, Hardback (September 2011)

How adequate are our theories of globalisation for analysing the worlds we share with others? In this provocative new book, Henrietta Moore asks us to step back and re-examine in a fresh way the interconnections normally labeled 'globalisation'.

Cultural Politics in a Global Age by Henrietta L. Moore Cultural Politics in a Global Age, Paperback (April 2008)

A compendium of prominent thinkers' answers to the question: 'What is the future of culture in the age of globalization?'

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Author Biography - Henrietta L. Moore

Henrietta L Moore Professor of Social Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science

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