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Author Rosaldo, Michelle Zimbalist.

Title Woman, culture, and society / edited by Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo and Louise Lamphere ; contributors: Joan Bamberger [and others]
Edition Original edition
Published Stanford, Calif : Stanford University Press, 1974
Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, ©1974]


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Description xi, 352 pages ; 24 cm
Series SP 133
Contents Women, culture, and society: a theoretical overview / Michelle Zimblast Rosaldo -- Family structure and feminine personality / Nancy Chodorow -- Is female to male as nature is to culture? / Sherry B. Ortner -- Women in politics / Jane Fishburne Collier -- Strategies, cooperation, and conflict among women in domestic groups / Louise Lamphere -- Sex roles and survival strategies in an urban black community / Carol B. Stack -- Matrifocality in Indonesia and Africa and among black Americans / Nancy Tanner -- Chinese women: old skills in a new context / Margery Wolf -- Madam Yoko: ruler of the Kpa Mende Confederacy / Carol P. Hoffer -- Female status in the public domain / Peggy R. Sanday -- Engels revisited: women, the organization of production, and private property / Karen Sacks -- Women in groups: Ijaw women's associations / Nancy B. Leis -- Sex and power in the Balkans / Bette S. Denich -- The myth of matriarchy: why men rule in primitive society / Joan Bamberger -- The mastery of work and the mystery of sex in a Guatemalan village / Lois Paul -- Mediation of contradiction: why Mbum women do not eat chicken / Bridget O'Laughlin
Summary Sixteen women anthropologists analyze the place of women in human societies, treating as a problematic certain questions and observations that in the past have been ignored or taken for granted, and consulting the anthropological record for data and theoretical perspectives that will help us to understand and change the quality of women's lives. -- Back cover
Notes bibl.; diags.; tbls
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-339) and index
Subject Ethnology.
Women -- History -- Modern period, 1600-
Women -- History.
Women -- Social conditions -- Modern period, 1600-
Women -- Social conditions -- Modern period, 1600--
Women -- Social conditions.
Women's rights -- Modern period, 1600-
Women's Rights.
Genre/Form Essays.
Author Bamberger, Joan, contributor
Lamphere, Louise, editor
Rosaldo, Michelle Zimbalist, editor
LC no. 73089861
ISBN 0804708509