Gender's Place: Feminist Anthropologies of Latin America

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Rosario Montoya, Lessie Jo Frazier, Dolores Martinez, J. Hurtig, Rosario Montoya del Solar
Palgrave Macmillan, Dec 13, 2002 - History - 306 pages
Gender's Place integrates key theoretical issues and rich ethnographic cases in the feminist anthropology of Latin America around the concept of "desalambrar" (to tear down fences). This collection explores ways in which the interrelationship of gender and "place" can serve as a lens for analyzing the cultural, social, and historical specificity of gender and other social inequalities. By "tearing down" theoretical and analytic fences prevalent in research on gender in Latin America in order to construct ethnographically specific alternatives, the book demonstrates the unique contribution that anthropology can make to gender and area studies.

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ANA MARIA ALONSO Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona-Tucson, USA RUTH BEHAR Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, USA EMMA CERVONE Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University, USA ALTHA J. CRAVEY Associate Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina, USA MARISOL DE LA CADENA Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, USA CHARLES H. KLEIN Health Program Planner at the HIV Prevention Section of the San Fransisco Department of Public Health, USA MARTA LAMAS Studied Anthropology at the Escuela National de Antropologia e Historia in Mexico and is the Editor of the Journal, Debate Feminista BARRY J. LYONS Anthropologist at Wayne State University, Michigan, USA SONIA MONTECINO Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios de Genero of the Universidad de Chile, Chile JUNE NASH Has carried out anthropological research on community, family and gender roles and the impact of globalization processes in Mexico, Bolivia and the United States MARYSA NAVARRO Charles Collis Professor of History at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA VICTOR ORTIZ Teaches at Northeastern Illinois University and is Coordinator of its Mexican/Caribbean Studies program SUSAN J. PAULSON Spent 12 years in South America developing graduate programs and doing field research

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