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Synopsis:

This 1996 collection of essays deals with the ways in which sex and gender are socially organized and conceptually construed in various cultures.

Table of Contents

List of contributors; preface; Introduction: accounting for sexual meanings Sherry B. Ortner and Harriet Whitehead; Part I. The Cultural Organization of Gender: 1. The gender revolution and the transition from bisexual horde to patrilocal band: the origins of gender hierarchy Salvatore Cucchiari; 2. The bow and the burden strap: a new look at institutionalized homosexuality in native North America Harriet Whitehead; 3. Transforming 'natural' woman: female ritual leaders and gender ideology among Bimin-Kuskusmin Fitz John Porter Poole; 4. Self-interest and the social good: some implications of Hagen gender imagery Maralyn Strathern; 5. Sexuality and gender in Samoa: conceptions and missed conceptions Bradd Shore; 6. Like wounded stags: male sexual ideology in an Analusian town Stanley Brandes; 7. Pigs, women, and the men's house in Amazonia: an analysis of six Mundurucú myths Leslee Nadelson; Part II. The Political Contexts of Gender: 8. Politics and gender in simple societies Jane F. Collier and Michelle Z. Rosaldo; 9. Women, warriors, and patriarchs Melissa Llewelyn-Davies; 10. Gender and sexuality in hierarchical societies: the case of Polynesia and some comparative implications Sherry B. Ortner; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521283755
Editor:
Ortner, Sherry B.
Editor:
Whitehead, Harriet
Author:
Ortner, Sherry B.
Author:
Whitehead, Harriet
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Sex symbolism.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
79-3
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
446
Dimensions:
9.24x6.04x.86 in. 1.34 lbs.

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