Re: women in anthro.

Stace Maples (s.maples@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Tue, 5 Sep 1995 13:30:00 +0000

Mike Carson wrote:
<men and women explore very different research topics and ...have
different impressions and interpretations of data in the field...

I appreciated the content and spirit of your post, but am curious
about this sentence. Could you provide examples of these,
especially the latter?

Just my two cents worth. What immediately came to my mind when I
read this post was the fact that the studies that men and women do in
the field may be limited (or enabled) by their gender. For instance,
I think that it might be safe to say that a woman would have
difficulty doing (and therefore might never choose to do) research in male
roles in traditional Muslim societies, being that she would be excluded from
intimate association with male groups by virtue of her gender. While
at the same time a man might find the same difficulties in
researching the roles of women in the same society.

stace maples
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