Women of the Forest by Yolanda Murphy
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Women of the Forest
By Yolanda Murphy

Women of the Forest

30th Anniversary edition

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Women of the Forest by Yolanda Murphy

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When it originally appeared, this groundbreaking ethnography was one of the first works to focus on gender in anthropology. The thirtieth anniversary edition of Women of the Forest reconfirms the book's importance for contemporary studies on gender and life in the Amazon. The book covers Yolanda and Robert Murphy's year of fieldwork among the Munduruc people of Brazil in 1952. The Murphy's ethnographic analysis takes into account the historical, ecological, and cultural setting of the Munduruc , including the mythology surrounding women, women's work and household life, marriage and child rearing, the effects of social change on the female role, sexual antagonism, and the means by which women compensate for their low social position. The new foreword-written collectively by renowned anthropologists who were all students of the Murphys-is both a tribute to the Murphys and a critical reflection on the continued relevance of their work today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231132336
ISBN-10: 0231132336
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Yolanda Murphy

Yolanda Murphy, previously on the faculty of Empire State College (SUNY), is retired. Robert F. Murphy was professor of anthropology at Columbia University. He was the author of many books and articles, including Headhunter's Heritage: Social and Economic Change Among the Munduruc Indians and The Body Silent: The Different World of the Disabled, for which he won a Columbia University Lionel Trilling Award.R. Brian Ferguson, editor of the foreword, is professor of anthropology at Rutgers University-Newark. His books include The State, Identity, and Violence and Yanomami Warfare: A Political History.

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