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Sex and Gender Hierarchies


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Sex and Gender Hierarchies

by Barbara D. Miller (Author)
Barbara Diane Miller (Editor)
Takie Sugiyama Lebra (Series Edited)
John Lucy (Series Edited)
Harriet Whitehead (Series Edited)
Claudia Strauss (Series Edited)
Allen W. Johnson (Series Edited)
Naomi Quinn (Series Edited)
Daniel Fessler (Series Edited)



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An interdisciplinary approach to sex and gender hierarchies in anthropology and archaeology by leading contributors.

This edited collection attempts to revive a unified anthropological approach to the study of sex and gender hierarchies. Seventeen distinguished contributors - from cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, and anthropological linguistics - have produced a wealth of fascinating data on human and primate, ancient and contemporary, and 'primitive' and developed societies, covering topics such as mothering and child care, work, health, intrafamily relationships, and public power. The interdisciplinary approach successfully contributes to the development of better theory and methodology in anthropology.


ISBN 521423686
ISBN13 9780521423687
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Paperback
Publication date 18/02/1993
Pages 424
Weight (grammes) 620
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 228
Width (mm) 152

Preface Barbara Diane Miller
A note on the discussions at Mijas Elizabeth Colson
Part I. Overview and Theoretical Perspectives: 1. The anthropology of sex and gender hierarchies Barbara Diane Miller
2. Sex differences and gender hierarchies among primates: an evolutionary perspective Adrienne Zihlman
3. The evolution of gender hierarchies: a trial formulation Marvin Harris
Part II. Sex and Gender Hierarchies from Conception to Death: 4. Blood: cultural effectiveness of biological conditions Brigitta Hauser-Schaublin
5. Reproduction and gender hierarchy: amniocentesis in America Rayna Rapp
6. Variations in male-female dominance and offspring care in nonhuman primates Patricia C. Wright
7. Indexing gender Elinor Ochs
8. The politics of polygyny in Mende education and child fosterage transactions Caroline Bledsoe
9. Sexual repression, social control, and gender hierarchy in Sambia culture Gilbert Herdt
10. Primatological perspectives on gender hierarchies Joan B. Silk
11. Conjugal power in Tokugawa Japanese families: a matter of life and death G. William Skinner
Part III. Complexity and Change in Gender Hierarchies: 12. Skeletal evidence for sex roles and gender hierarchies in prehistory Mark Nathan Cohen and Sharon Bennett
13. Gender hierarchy and the Queens of Silla Sarah M. Nelson
14. Gender hierarchy in Burma: cultural, social and psychological dimensions Melford E. Spiro
15. Turning the tables? Male strippers and the gender hierarchy in America Maxine O. Margolis and Marigene Arnold
16. Women in Samoan history: a further critique of Derek Freeman Eleanor Leacock
17. Sanskritization as female oppression in India Gerald D. Berreman