Ethnographic Feminisms

9780886292485: Paperback
Release Date: 15th May 1995

Number of Pages: 300

Series Women's Experience Series

McGill-Queen's University Press

Ethnographic Feminisms

Essays in Anthropology

Paperback / £25.99

This book is written by anthropologists who are currently engaged in research on gender. The editors argue for the development of an ethnography-based feminism that both pays heed to what women in specific circumstances identify as their concerns and recognizes the contradictions inherent in the goals of feminist anthropology. The essays consider a range of "awkward" issues, including feminism in international contexts, the invisibility of women's working lives, and the problems of voice and ethnographic representation. Referring to a variety of ethnographic contexts, and working from diverse perspectives, the contributors examine the multiple dilemmas and conflicts of gender and power.