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Elsie Clews Parsons was a pioneering feminist, an eminent anthropologist, and an ardent social critic. In Elsie Clews Parsons, Desley Deacon reconstructs Parsons's efforts to overcome gender biases in both academia and society.

"Wonderfully illuminating. . . . Parsons's work resonates strikingly to current trends in anthropology."—George W. Stocking, Jr., Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

"This is the biography of a woman so interesting and effective—a cross between Margaret Mead and Georgia O'Keeffe. . . . A nuanced portrait of this vivid woman."—Tanya Luhrmann, New York Times Book Review

"A marvelous new book about the life of Elsie Clews Parsons. . . . It's as though she is sitting on the next rock, a contemporary struggling with the same issues that confront women today: how to combine work, love and child-rearing into one life."—Abigail Trafford, Washington Post

"Parsons's splendid life and work continue to illuminate current puzzles about acculturation and diversity."—New Yorker

Synopsis:

Elsie Clews Parsons was a pioneering feminist, an eminent anthropologist, and an ardent social critic. In Elsie Clews Parsons, Desley Deacon reconstructs Parsons's efforts to overcome gender biases in both academia and society.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Maps

Preface

Prologue: Strength to Forget the Past

Part One: Looking Forward

1. The Young Adventuress

2. Travels of the Mind

3. The Experimental Life

Part Two: We Secessionists...

4. The Voyage Out

5. New Science

6. New Woman

7. New Marriage

8. Dear Propagandist

9. The End of the Conversation

Part Three: Trans-National America

10. Saving Herself

11. The Other Continents among Us

12. Disciplinary Politics

13. Jessica at Fifty

14. Other Americas

Part Four: All Serene

15. Elsie's Lifework—Con Amore

16. A Modernist Death

Epilogue by Catherine R. Stimpson

Notes

Abbreviations

Archival and Oral History Sources

Bibliography of Elsie Clews Parsons, 1896-1962

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226139081
Epilogue:
Stimpson, Catharine R.
Author:
Stimpson, Catharine R.
Epilogue by:
Stimpson, Catharine R.
Epilogue:
Stimpson, Catharine R.
Author:
Deacon, Desley
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociologists
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Women in Culture and Society Series
Series Volume:
1997
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
52 halftones, 6 maps
Pages:
538
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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