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Title Situated lives : gender and culture in everyday life / edited by Louise Lamphere, Helena Ragoné, and Patricia Zavella
Published New York ; London : Routledge, 1997


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Description 493 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents How native is a "native" anthropologist? / Kirin Narayan -- Feminist insider dilemmas : constructing ethnic identity with "Chicana" informants / Patricia Zavella -- Carne, carnales, and the carnivalesque : Bakhtinian batos, disorder, and narrative discourses / José E. Limón -- The egg and the sperm : how science has constructed a romance based on stereotypical male-female roles / Emily Martin -- Making sense of missed conceptions : anthropological perspectives on unexplained infertility / Sarah Franklin -- Chasing the blood tie : surrogate mothers, adoptive mothers, and fathers / Helena Ragoné -- Constructing amniocentesis : maternal and medical discourses / Rayna Rapp -- The "word-made" flesh : the disembodiment of gender in the abortion debate / Faye Ginsburg -- Agency and constraint : sterilization and reproductive freedom among Puerto Rican women in New York City / Iris Lopez -- Reinventing the South / Brett Williams -- "This permanent roommate" / Ellen Lewin -- "In the beginning he wouldn't lift even a spoon" : the division of household labor / Beatríz M. Pesquera -- The meanings of macho : changing Mexican male identities / Matthew C. Gutmann --Holding hands / Carol Stack -- Invisibility, consciousness of the other, ressentiment / Judith Rollins -- A maid by any other name : the transformation of "dirty work" by Central American immigrants / Leslie Salzinger -- Chicanas in white-collar jobs : "you have to prove yourself more" / Denise A. Segura -- Knock 'em dead : work on the killfloor of a modern beefpacking plant / Donald D. Stull -- Women's resistance in the sunbelt : Anglos and Hispanas respond to managerial control / Louise Lamphere and Patricia Zavella -- Spirits of resistance / Aihwa Ong -- Making empire respectable : the politics of race and sexual morality in twentieth-century colonial cultures / Ann L. Stoler -- The empire's old clothes : fashioning the colonial subject / Jean Comaroff -- Mudwomen and whitemen : a meditation on Pueblo potteries and the politics of representation / Barbara A. Babcock -- Warriors or soldiers? : masculinity and ritual transvestism in the Liberian civil war / Mary H. Moran -- The gendered politics and violence of structural adjustment : a view from Jamaica / Feye V. Harrison -- The mirror of exploitation / Devon G. Peã
Summary A lively collection of rich ethnographic accounts and first-person narratives, Situated Lives brings together the most important recent feminist and critical research that illuminates the everyday experiences of women and men. Focusing on gender and culture, these essays relate gender to the historical and material circumstances where gender, race, class, sexuality, and nation intersect and shape everyday interaction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Feminist anthropology.
Sex role -- Cross-cultural studies.
Sex role -- United States.
Social change -- Cross-cultural studies.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
United States -- Social conditions -- 1981-2001
Author Lamphere, Louise.
Ragoné, Helena.
Zavella, Patricia.
LC no. 96051900
ISBN 0415918065 (cased)
0415918073 (paperback)