1st Edition

Situated Lives
Gender and Culture in Everyday Life




ISBN 9780415918077
Published March 25, 1997 by Routledge
502 Pages

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Book Description

Situated Lives brings together the most important recent feminist and critical research that situates gender in relationship to the historical and material circumstances where gender, race, class and sexual orientation intersect and shape everyday interaction. Contributors include: Barbara Babcock, Jean Comaroff, Sarah Franklin, Faye Ginsburg, Matthew Gutmann, Faye V. Harrison, Louise Lamphere, Ellen Lewin, Jos^'e Lim^'on, Iris Lopez, Emily Martin, Mary Moran, Kirin Narayan, Aihwa Ong, Devon G. Pe^~na, Beatriz Pesquera, Helena Ragon^'e, Rayna Rapp, Judith Rollins, Leslie Salzinger, Denise Segura, Carol Stack, Ann Stoler, Donald D. Stull, Brett Williams, Patricia Zavella.

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Biography

Louis Lamphere is Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico and is author of From Working Daughters to Working Mothers. Helena Ragone teaches anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and is the author of Surrogate Motherhood. Patricia Zavella is Professor and Chair of the Community Studies Board at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is author of Women's Work and Chicano Families.

Reviews

"...conceptually brilliant, well organized, readable, refreshing and most importantly in this age of post-post-modern pseudo-social scientific babble understandable. Social Science and MEdicine, 52, 2001, pg. 493, Norah A. Schwartz."
"With this pathbreaking new volume, Lamphere, Ragoné and Zavella have gone a long way to putting anthropology back together again. Its twenty-six essays take up the local impacts of global capitalism and post-colonial social structures on women's and men's bodies, their families, and work lives. The essays retain anthropology's traditional focus on those far from the centers of wealth and power, foreground the creativity of their struggles in a generally hostile global climate, and deal thoughtfully with the relationships anthropologists have to the people we write about." -- Karen Brodkin, UCLA
"The ethnographic studies in this volume liven up and add a specificity that is often lacking to theoretical analysis. The book is a valuable resource, integrating and demonstrating the insights of sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, and political economy. Sampling its diverse contents can only enhance our understanding of the materiality of cultures and the individuals who shape and are shaped by them. Isis, Volume 91, Number 2, June 2000 The breadth of this work makes it particularly beneficial for introductory courses on women's issues." -- Journal of Women's history
"With this pathbreaking new volume, Lamphere, Ragoné and Zavella have gone a long way to putting anthropology back together again. Its twenty-six essays take up the local impacts of global capitalism and post-colonial social structures on women's and men's bodies, their families, and work lives. The essays retain anthropology's traditional focus on those far from the centers of wealth and power, foreground the creativity of their struggles in a generally hostile global climate, and deal thoughtfully with the relationships anthropologists have to the people we write about." -- Karen Brodkin, UCLA
"The breadth of this work makes it particularly beneficial for introductory courses on women's issues." -- Journal of Women's history