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Title Defining females : the nature of women in society / edited by Shirley Ardener
Edition Second, revised edition
Published Oxford ; Providence : Berg, 1993


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  305.42 Ard/Dft  4  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 216 pages ; 22 cm
Series Cross-cultural perspectives on women ; v. 4
Cross-cultural perspectives on women ; v. 4
Contents Introduction : the nature of women in society / Shirley Ardener -- The semantics of biology : virginity / Kirsten Hastrup -- Open body/closed space : the transformation of female sexuality / Renée Hirschon -- Women, taboo and the suppression of attention / Caroline Humphrey -- Privileged, schooled and finished : boarding education for girls / Judith Okely -- Matrifocus on African women / Wendy James -- 'The most essentially female function of all' : giving birth / Helen Callaway -- Harems and overlords : biosocial models and the female / Hilary Callan -- The socialisation of the natural and the naturalisation of the social / Sharon Macdonald
Analysis Society Role of Women
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Women -- Social conditions.
Author Ardener, Shirley.
Business Decisions Limited.
European Commission. Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs.
LC no. 92039823
ISBN 0854967273