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Space, Text, and Gender: Anthropological Study of the Marakwet of Kenya, an (Mappings)

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Book News Annotation:

First published in 1986, this book is based on fieldwork carried out in 1980 and 1981. The author presents an admittedly "narrow" view in her examination of this African people. Focusing primarily on the organization of domestic space as one form of cultural representation, and its interaction with gender relations, Moore (London School of Economics) looks at how that interaction shifts as a result of changes in social and economic conditions.
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Synopsis:

This groundbreaking anthropological study strikingly illustrates how we can use different interpretations of place to learn more about a society, and demonstrates the value of a feminist approach to the analysis of changing systems of representation. Henrietta Moore focuses on the relationship between the organization of household space and gender relations, showing how that relation shifts due to changing social and economic conditions, including such factors as wage labor and education. This updated edition contains a new foreword and afterword in which Moore relates her work to more recent developments around gender, resistance, difference, and spatiality.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-229) and index.

About the Author

Henrietta L. Moore, Ph.D., teaches at the London School of Economics. She is the author of Feminism and Anthropology and A Passion for Difference.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition

I. The Background and Setting of the Study

1. Introduction

2. The Marakwet

3. Sibou Village

4. Space, Time, and Gender

II. Cultural Texts and Social Change

5. Of Texts and Other Matters

6. Ash and Animal Dung: The Organization of Domestic Space Among the Endo

7. Interpreting Space

8. Wages and Westernization: The Changing Spaces of the Endo

III. Interpretation and Representation

9. Invisible Women

10. Text, Ideology, and Power

Afterword

Appendix 1: Kinship Terminology

Appendix 2: Burial

Product Details

ISBN:
9780898628258
Author:
Moore, Henrietta L.
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Gender identity
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Space and time
Subject:
Spatial behavior
Subject:
Sibou (Kenya) Economic conditions.
Subject:
Marakwet
Subject:
Sibou
Subject:
Women, Marakwet
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Marakwet (African people)
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Mappings: Society/Theory/Space
Series Volume:
vol. 1
Publication Date:
19951231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
234
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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This groundbreaking anthropological study strikingly illustrates how we can use different interpretations of place to learn more about a society, and demonstrates the value of a feminist approach to the analysis of changing systems of representation. Henrietta Moore focuses on the relationship between the organization of household space and gender relations, showing how that relation shifts due to changing social and economic conditions, including such factors as wage labor and education. This updated edition contains a new foreword and afterword in which Moore relates her work to more recent developments around gender, resistance, difference, and spatiality.

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