Introduces students to the most significant topics in anthropology of gender.
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective is a one-volume reader built on classic contributions to gender and anthropology, incorporating recent literature on gender roles and ideology around the world.
It combines theoretically and ethnographically-based essays and is appropriate for undergraduate and beginning graduate students.
Upon completing this book readers will be able to:
Name the most significant topics in anthropology of gender
Discuss the questions raised by the authors in each section
Understand issues of gender in industrial society and developing societies
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
About the Authors
I. Biology, Gender, and Human Evolution
II. Gender and Prehistory
III. Domestic Worlds and Public Worlds
IV. Equality and Inequality: The Sexual Division of Labor and Gender
V. The Cultural Construction of Gender and Personhood
VI. Culture, Sexuality, and the Body
VII. Gender, Property, and the State
VIII. Gender, Household, and Kinship
IX. Gender, Ritual, and Religion
X. Gender, Politics, and Reproduction
XI. Gender and the Global Economy