Re: feminist anthropology vs gender studies

Adrienne Dearmas (DearmasA@AOL.COM)
Thu, 30 May 1996 11:54:40 -0400

In a message dated 96-05-29 21:42:33 EDT, martelle@EXECULINK.COM (holly
martelle hayter) writes:

> 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.
What is the difference between feminist anthropology and gender studies? I
read Slocum, Rapp, Sanday, etc. under the guise of gender studies and have
always understood that feminist anything was radically anti-male. Of course
the main difference between the terms may be of academic intent: "ologies"
are academic and "*** studies" are not.

- Adrienne
(I can already feel the flames coming........)