Identity and Networks: Fashioning Gender and Ethnicity Across Cultures

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Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Judith Okely, Jonathan Meir Webber
Berghahn Books, 2007 - 300 páginas

Contrary to the negative assessments of the social order that have become prevalent in the media since 9/11, this wide-ranging collection of essays, mostly by social anthropologists, focuses instead on the enormous social creativity being invested as collective identities are reconfigured. Using fieldwork findings drawn from Africa, Asia, and Europe, special emphasis is placed on the reformulation of ethnic and gender relationships and identities in the cultural, social, political, and religious realms of public life. Under what circumstances does trust arise, paving the way for friendship, collegiality, knowledge creation, national unity, or emergence of leadership? How is social life constructed as a collective endeavour? Does the means towards sociability become its end? And what can be said about the agency and collegiality of women? The inspiration for examining these conundrums is the work and persona of Shirley Ardener, to whom the volume is dedicated.

Contributors: Jonathan Benthall, Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Gina Buijs, Sandra Burman, Hilary Callan, Gaynor Cohen, Janette Davies, Tamara Dragadze, Ronnie Frankenberg, Peter Geschiere, Kirsten Hastrup, Paula Heinonen, Maria Jaschok, Grazyna Kubica, Rhian Loudon, Sharon Macdonald, Zdzislaw Mach, Fiona Moore, Judith Okely, Lidia D. Sciama, Shui Jingjun, Cecillie Swaisland, Jacqueline Waldren, Jonathan Webber.

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Fashioning Identities
21
Individuals Characters and Theatres of Action
38
Ethnic
54
Reflections on Jewish Historical
73
The Chapel and Language
91
Towards an Ethnography of Colleagueship
103
Reflecting
115
The Formative Years 18501930
133
Symbolic
179
Gender Ethnicity and
197
Can You Call This Fieldwork? September in Venice
214
Gendered Lessons in Ivory Towers
228
Shirley Ardener and CrossCultural Research
249
Shirley Ardeners Habitus
260
Returning to The Mountain
273
Index
292

Ritual Sisters or Female Rulers? Gender and Chiefship
164

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Deborah Fahy Bryceson, a social geographer, is a Research Associate at the International Gender Studies and African Studies Centres, Oxford University.

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