Re: WANTED: A good ethnography on culture in the U.S.

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Wed, 24 Jan 1996 20:45:07 -0500

In ON THE ISSUES, Winter, l996 (a feminist magazine) an article entitled
"Is Equality Indigenous?" discusses Iroquois Influence on Early Radical
Feminists, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Matilda Joslyn
Gage, etc. Although some anthropologists - Judith Brown, Eleanor
Leacock and I -- have taught and written about the egalitarianism of
American Indians, particularly the Iroquois Confederacy -- this article
is the first I've read which describes the close relationships between
Iroquois women and these first feminists. This strikes me as a very
interesting and little-known facet of life in the U.S., "suitable for
the start of an intro to anthro" course. The address of ON THE ISSUES is
P. O. Box 3000, Dept.OTI, Denville,N.J. 07834. Ruby Rohrlich

On Mon, 22 Jan 1996, Rebecca Goolsby wrote:

> I am looking for a good, current ethnographic treatment of some culture,
> subculture or aspect of life in the U.S. suitable for an intro to
> cultural anthro course. In the past, I've used "Number Our Days," which
> is an engaging study of an American Jewish community center in
> California, but I'm getting tired of it and haven't come across another
> book I like as well. Something on Asian Americans, African American
> culture or a social problem/social issue (treated ethnographically) would
> be especially welcome. Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Becky Goolsby
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