Re: book suggestions

Harriet Whitehead (whitehea@WSUNIX.WSU.EDU)
Wed, 5 Apr 1995 08:42:13 -0700

Joan, for the gender side of your concern, I strongly recommend certain
"classroom classics" like: Shostak's *Nisa* (combined with the film,
*N!ai*), the Murphy's *Women of the Forest,* Melissa Llewelyn-Davies film
*Masai Women* combined with her article in *Sexual Meanings* entitled
"Women, Warriors, and Patriarchs." Getting into more complex societies
people I know have had great luck with Fernea's *Guests of the Sheik,*
and I've enjoyed teaching Anne Allison's *Nightwork: Pleasure and
Corporate Masculinity in Tokyo Hostess Clubs.*

On children cross-culturally, take a look at Bambi Scheiffelin's *The
Give and Take of Everyday Life.* It's a classic, though maybe not a
classroom classic.

Hope this is some help.

Harriet Whitehead
Anthropology WSU

On Wed, 5 Apr 1995, Joan D. Pottinger wrote:

> I am a new first-time graduate teaching assistant. I will be teaching
> junior level anthropology courses on "Male and Female: A Cultural
> Overview" and "The Child in Society and Culture". I am in the process of
> selecting books, and wonder if any of you who have taught these or
> comparable courses have suggestions for excellent books in these areas.
> Would you be willing to share your bibliographies and/or syllabus?
> Thanks,
> Joan Pottinger
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