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Description - Women of the Forest by Yolanda Murphy

The new foreword-written collectively by respected 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. "A salute to women's liberation in a portrait of a fascinating primitive people."-Margaret Mead "Women of the Forest restores something of the balance that has been missing from conventional anthropology-an anthropology largely written by men-in giving this lucid account of the fundamental roles played by women in all societies. Very readably it sets the record straight for widely but wrongly held beliefs concerning many aspects of the roles of the sexes in all societies."-Ashley Montagu

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231132336
ISBN-10: 0231132336
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
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 and lives in Medford, Oregon. Robert F. Murphy was professor of anthropology at Columbia University. R. Brian Ferguson, editor of the foreword, is professor of anthropology at Rutgers University-Newark.