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Women Writing Culture

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In this collection of new reflections on the sexual politics, racial history, and moral predicaments of anthropology, feminist scholars explore a wide range of visions of identity and difference. How are feminists redefining the poetics and politics of ethnography? What are the contradictions of women studying women? How have gender, race, class, and nationality been scrip ...more
Paperback, 470 pages
Published January 5th 1996 by University of California Press (first published December 6th 1995)
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Jen
Dec 01, 2008 rated it it was ok
I can't believe this book was written in the 1990s, and not the 1970s. For the most part, I find this project highly annoying and self-important. However, there are some chapters in the middle that chronicle the history of many earlier-generation female anthropologists, including Margaret Mead, Elsie Clews Parsons, Ruth Benedict, Zora Neale Hurston, and others.

The book is worth picking up for that middle section. Spare yourself the rest, though.
Kevin Karpiak
Jul 22, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Young anthropologists; those who believe the "writing culture moment" has passed
Shelves: feminism
It will be interesting to see how this book ages. It was extremely important to me at one time, then became an object of embarassment, and now I feel like tying up first year anthro grads and forcing them to really read it.
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Jun 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
Women Writing Culture by Ruth Behar (1996)
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Anthropology's wonderful, feminist, culture writers in ONE edition!
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