Re: feminist anthropology list(s)?

Douglass St.Christian (stchri@MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA)
Thu, 30 May 1996 09:08:22 -0400

At 09:28 PM 5/29/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Hello John Pastore
> Feminist anthropology happens to be older than postmodern and
>reflexive (if you will) anthropology - and surely you know what that is. Go
>back to Slocum 1970 "Male-Bias in Anthropology" and beyond for its
>beginnings. A suggestion that others on this list often make to those who
>ask these types of questions is - use the library - go there - look up
>feminist and then feminist anthropology and see what you find. Reading the
>material on your own is the best answer.
>P.S. It won't appear in many "history of anthropology" or "anthropological
>theory" texts, so you'll have to get knee deep in feminism to find out.

for a clear, adventurous, comprehensive and highly critical approach and
discussion you might look to:

Henrietta Moore: Feminism and Anthropology 1988 U of Minnesota Press

A Passion for Difference 1994 Indiana U

A very good example of "a" feminist anthropology is

Abu- Lughod Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin Stories 1993 U of
California Press

douglass st.christian
assistant professor