Gender and Anthropology

Anthropology, Anthropology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478414383

Category: Education

Page: 27

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Gender and Anthropology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Gender and Anthropology

Second Edition

Author: Frances E. Mascia-Lees,Nancy Johnson Black

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478634812

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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As an early reviewer wrote, “This is one of the clearest, most concise statements on social theory in general, let alone on gender, that I have ever read.” Now updated, Mascia-Lees and Black continue to expertly trace how anthropologists have used different theoretical orientations to examine the nature and determinants of gender roles and gender inequality. From the nineteenth century on, anthropologists have used different theoretical orientations to understand the emotionally charged topic of gender. With an insightful look at evolutionary, materialist, psychological, structuralist, poststructural, sociolinguistic, and self-reflexive approaches, this distinctive module also examines how these approaches best explain gender and sexual oppression in a global world. The authors pack great amounts of valuable information into such a slim volume yet leave readers with digestible material that does more than cover the surface of anthropological perspectives on gender roles and stratification. Readers gain insights and tools to develop their own critical analyses of gender.

Gender Diversity

Crosscultural Variations, Second Edition

Author: Serena Nanda

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 147861546X

Category: Social Science

Page: 147

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Anthropologist Serena Nanda has heralded the importance of understanding human similarities and differences throughout her writing and teaching career. This was especially evidenced in her groundbreaking work, Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations, a masterful, far-reaching examination of the relationships between sex, gender, and sexuality and how they are culturally constructed. Rich ethnographic examples representing nine cultures illuminate the need to analyze sex/gender roles and identities on the basis of broad cultural patterns and distinct cultural features, including social class, ethnicity, age, religion, urban or rural residence, and exposure to Western cultures. The latest edition incorporates new material on hijras in Bangladesh, three gender alternatives in Indonesia, and global changes related to migration, health, and communication. Concept-reinforcing questions have been added to each chapter. Gender Diversity, Second Edition encourages readers to think in new ways about what they consider natural, normal, or morally right. As a concise supplement with multidisciplinary appeal, the enhanced edition is sure to energize the undergraduate classroom.

Gender & Difference in a Globalizing World

Twenty-first Century Anthropology

Author: Frances E. Mascia-Lees

Publisher: Waveland PressInc


Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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Francis E. Mascia-Lees' ability to synthesize complex ideas rewards readers with a text that clearly conceptualizes how differences of gender, race, class, and sexuality structure today's globalizing world. It exposes the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical orientations used in anthropology to study gender, difference, power, and inequality including feminist anthropology; black feminist anthropology; lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered theory; practice, postcolonial, symbolic, and psychological anthropology; as well as social evolutionism, sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology, among others. Mascia-Lees combines core components of these perspectives with insightful analyses and ethnographic examples to illustrate how global events and transformations have molded and continue to shape gender identities, behaviors, and expectations and produce and sustain worldwide inequalities. This exemplary treatment provides a solid background to understand complex issues and to think critically about remedying uneven degrees of privilege and experiences of oppression both within and across nations.

A World Full of Women

Author: Martha C. Ward,Monica D. Edelstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131734247X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Takes a cross-cultural approach to the study of women A World Full of Women, 6/e, combines descriptive ethnography, gender theory, and international statistics to present a comprehensive picture of the lives of women. Readers will better comprehend and contextualize women’s issues and experiences in today’s world. This title explores the diversity of women’s lives from class to culture, with examples ranging from women’s work to marriage patterns, health issues, violence against women, and grassroots organizing.

Common Sense and a Little Fire, Second Edition

Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965

Author: Annelise Orleck

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469635925

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 8916

Over twenty years after its initial publication, Annelise Orleck's Common Sense and a Little Fire continues to resonate with its harrowing story of activism, labor, and women's history. Orleck traces the personal and public lives of four immigrant women activists who left a lasting imprint on American politics. Though they have rarely made more than cameo appearances in previous histories, Rose Schneiderman, Fannia Cohn, Clara Lemlich Shavelson, and Pauline Newman played important roles in the emergence of organized labor, the New Deal welfare state, adult education, and the modern women's movement. Orleck takes her four subjects from turbulent, turn-of-the-century Eastern Europe to the radical ferment of New York's Lower East Side and the gaslit tenements where young workers studied together. Orleck paints a compelling picture of housewives' food and rent protests, of grim conditions in the garment shops, of factory-floor friendships that laid the basis for a mass uprising of young women garment workers, and of the impassioned rallies working women organized for suffrage. Featuring a new preface by the author, this new edition reasserts itself as a pivotal text in twentieth-century labor history.

Neither Man Nor Woman

The Hijras of India

Author: Serena Nanda

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Category: Social Science

Page: 186

View: 6668

This ethnography is a cultural study of the Hijras of India, a religious community of men who dress and act like women. It focuses on how Hijras can be used in the study of gender categories and human sexual variation.

Constructing Sexualities

Readings in Sexuality, Gendernd Culture Value Pack With Mysearchlab

Author: Suzanne LaFont

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205679003

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 6820

MySearchLab provides students with a complete understanding of the research process so they can complete research projects confidently and efficiently. Students and instructors with an internet connection can visit and receive immediate access to thousands of full articles from the EBSCO ContentSelect database. In addition, MySearchLab offers extensive content on the research process itself—including tips on how to navigate and maximize time in the campus library, a step-by-step guide on writing a research paper, and instructions on how to finish an academic assignment with endnotes and bibliography. Designed to introduce readers to a broad range of relevant ideas and theories and to encourage critical thinking on a variety of sexuality and gender topics, this collection of articles, classic and current, addresses the relationships between sexuality, gender, and culture. The readings include descriptions of variations in sexual and gender ideologies, expressions of sexuality, gender diversity, and global issues. Gay rights, transgendered movements, intersexed awareness, female genital mutilation, male circumcision, AIDS, sex tourism, and the explosion on the internet are all current issues addressed.

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Author: Caroline B. Brettell,Carolyn F. Sargent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415783866

Category: Sex role

Page: 742

View: 5238

This carefully crafted volume introduces anthropological approaches to and perspectives on gender. It combines theoretically and ethnographically based essays in order to examine gender roles and ideology around the world. Divided thematically into 11 sections, the editors open each section with a succinct introduction to the principal issues. The articles themselves, both classic and contemporary, are drawn from all fields of anthropology and cover a wide variety of cultures. The seventh edition contains 11 new entries that reflect more recent developments in the discipline, including topics such as gender identity, transnationalism and female genital cutting. Additional features to support teaching and learning that are new to this edition include a film list and discussion questions at the end of each entry. This is an essential resource for students encountering the anthropology of gender for the first time.

Culture and the Human Body

An Anthropological Perspective

Author: John W. Burton

Publisher: Waveland PressInc


Category: Social Science

Page: 129

View: 9885

"In the course of human prehistory and continuing to the present day, culture has played a prominent role in transforming the human form. From birth to death, the body serves as a medium and metaphor of cultural expression. This book provides a broadly comparative perspective on the many and varied ways in which the human body has been sculpted and transformed by particular cultural traditions and argues that in significant ways, the human body has transcended the laws of natural selection. To appreciate the human body is to acknowledge the various ways in which it has become a cultural artifact rather than a purely natural phenomenon."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Health and Healing

The Philosophy of Integrative Medicine

Author: Andrew Weil

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618479085

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

View: 5436

A warm, clear handbook assesses the strengths and weaknesses of conventional and alternative medicine, from herbal remedies and osteopathy to biotechnology, faith healing, chiropractic, and Chinese medicine, as it emphasizes the use of an integrative medical approach to optimum health. Reprint.

Vacuum Deposition onto Webs, Films and Foils

Author: Charles Bishop

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 0323296904

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 602

View: 2993

Vacuum Deposition onto Webs: Films and Foils, Third Edition, provides the latest information on vacuum deposition, the technology that applies an even coating to a flexible material that can be held on a roll, thereby offering a much faster and cheaper method of bulk coating than deposition onto single pieces or non-flexible surfaces such as glass. This technology has been used in industrial-scale applications for some time, including a wide range of metalized packaging. Its potential as a high-speed, scalable process has seen an increasing range of new products emerging that employ this cost-effective technology, including solar energy products that are moving from rigid panels onto cheaper and more versatile flexible substrates, flexible electronic circuit ‘boards’, and flexible displays. In this third edition, all chapters are thoroughly revised with a significant amount of new information added, including newly developed barrier measurement techniques, improved in-vacuum monitoring technologies, and the latest developments in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). Provides the know-how to maximize productivity of vacuum coating systems Thoroughly revised with a significant amount of new information added, including newly developed barrier measurement techniques, improved in-vacuum monitoring technologies, and the latest on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Presents the latest information on vacuum deposition, the technology that applies an even coating to a flexible material that can be held on a roll, thereby offering a much faster and cheaper method of bulk coating Enables engineers to specify systems more effectively and enhances dialogue between non-specialists and suppliers/engineers Empowers those in rapidly expanding fields such as solar energy, display panels, and flexible electronics to unlock the potential of vacuum coating to transform their processes and products

From Kingdom to Colony

Author: Mary Devereux

Publisher: N.A


Category: Temperance

Page: 382

View: 6557

The Human Right to a Green Future

Environmental Rights and Intergenerational Justice

Author: Richard P. Hiskes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521873959

Category: Law

Page: 171

View: 7784

This book presents an argument for establishing environmental human rights as the legitimate possession of both present and future generations. It uses these rights - to clean air, water, and soil - to make an argument for justice across generations, that is, for recognizing the obligation that present generations have to preserve the environment and natural resources for future generations.

Strategic Management

Author: Chris Jeffs

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857023144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 2052

The Sage Course Companion on Strategic Management is an accessible introduction to the subject that avoids lengthy debate in order to focus on the core concepts. It will help the reader to develop their understanding of the key theories, whilst enabling them to bring diverse topics together in line with course requirements. The Sage Course Companion also provides advice on getting the most from your course work; help with analysing case studies and tips on how to prepare for examinations. Designed to compliment existing strategy textbooks, the Companion provides: - Quick and easy access to the key themes in strategic management - Tips on how to effectively use theory and avoid common errors - Typical examination questions, with outline approaches to the answers - 'Taking it Further' sections that provide a critical discussion of the theory and its applicability to business situations - A glossary of strategic management terminology - A textbook guide directing the reader to additional supporting material The Sage Course Companion on Strategic Management is much more than a revision guide for undergraduates; it is an essential tool that will help readers take their understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their course. Postgraduate students and those taking professional courses will also find this book acts a us.

Life Between the Keys

The (Mis) Adventures of the 5 Browns

Author: Five Browns,5 Browns,Aaron Griego

Publisher: Phoenix Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597775894

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 229

View: 5119

The siblings from Utah describe their childhood, education, and formation of their group, the 5 Browns.

American Public Education Law Primer

Author: David C. Bloomfield

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820479484

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 2445

This readable introduction to American public education law is designed to assist practicing educators, college and graduate students, parents, and the public in acting on everyday legal issues such as student expression, church/state separation, student and teacher discipline, curriculum, legislating and lobbying, parent associations, discrimination, special education, No Child Left Behind, student privacy, and more. Unique features include practical situations, the Facts and Find research method, and the Cascade approach to understanding the American legal system.

The Films of Steven Spielberg

Author: Douglas Brode

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806519517

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

View: 1689

In this pictorial study, Douglas Brode puts Steven Spielberg's career in focus: from his first feature, "The Sugarland Express", through the blockbusters "Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of The Lost Ark, ET, and Jurassic Park", as well as the "quieter", heartfelt films that also make up his work. This revised edition includes the director's activities in the three years since "Schindler's List". Photos.

Who Makes the Sound?

Author: Karen Mack

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781606108529


Page: 12

View: 2924

This book is a fun and interactive way to teach children about sounds and who is making the sound.

Cosmic Bridgend

Author: Simon Harwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780754301196

Category: Children's writings, English

Page: 139

View: 5968