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Chopsticks Only Work in Pairs: Gender Unity and Gender Equality Among the Lahu of Southwestern China

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The ideal of "gender equality" seems forever elusive, always tantalizingly over the horizon. Shanshan Du suggests that by shifting our attention away from the various utopian ideals embedded in mainstream feminism, we may be surprised to learn that gender-egalitarian societies do exist. Based on extensive fieldwork, this book explores the Lahu society in Southwest China wh ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 18th 2002 by Columbia University Press (first published December 11th 2002)
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Another book from College, this one I choose out of a long list of book in my anthropology class. I liked the discussions it brought up around gender and the roles of each gender in any given society.
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Very interesting society which sees the standard social unit not an individual, but a married couple who are expected to contribute equally to "working to eat" and in childcare.
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