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Women of the Praia: Work and Lives in a Portuguese Coastal Community

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In this richly detailed, sensitive ethnographic work, Sally Cole takes as her starting point the firsthand accounts of five differently situated Portuguese women, who describe their lives in a rural fishing community on the north coast of Portugal. Skillfully combining these life stories with cultural and economic analysis, Cole radically departs from the picture of women as sexual beings that prevails in the anthropological literature on Europe and the Mediterranean. Her very different strategy--a focus on women as workers--reflects the Portuguese women's own definition of themselves and allows them the strong, resonant voice that is the goal of both the new ethnography and feminist scholarship. From this new perspective, Cole proposes an important critique of the dominant paradigm of southern European gender relations as being embedded in the code of honor and shame. Covering the Salazar years, as well as the period since the 1974 Revolution, Cole shows that fisherwomen of the past enjoyed greater autonomy in work and social relations than do their daughters and granddaughters, who live in a context of increasing commoditization and industrialization. Central to this account is an examination of the changing structure and role of the household as economic production moved to the factory.

Synopsis:

In this richly detailed, sensitive ethnographic work, Sally Cole takes as her starting point the firsthand accounts of five differently situated Portuguese women, who describe their lives in a rural fishing community on the north coast of Portugal.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-185) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691028620
Author:
Cole, Sally
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Cole, Sally Cooper
Author:
Sally Coop
Author:
er Cole
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Women & Business
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Portugal
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Women fishers
Subject:
Women -- Portugal -- Vila Chäa (Porto) -- Economic conditions.
Subject:
Women fish trade workers
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Political Science and International Relations
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Women fishers - Portugal -
Subject:
Women fish trade workers - Portugal -
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
October 1991
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.24x6.09x.52 in. .66 lbs.

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