Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

This 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.

Buy Persons and Powers of Women in Diverse Cultures book by Shirley Ardener from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780854968664
ISBN-10: 0854968660
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Persons and Powers of Women in Diverse Cultures book by Shirley Ardener and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Shirley Ardener

Mrs Shirley Ardener Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women,University of Oxford

Books By Author Shirley Ardener

Women in Igbo Life and Thought by Shirley Ardener

Women in Igbo Life and Thought

Paperback, May 2000
$65.69
Money-go-rounds by Shirley Ardener

Money-go-rounds

Paperback, July 1996
$40.50
Women and Missions - Past and Present by Shirley Ardener

Women and Missions - Past and Present

Hardback, January 1994
$130.50
Women and Space by Shirley Ardener

Women and Space

Paperback, April 1993
$40.50