Re: Women and fieldwork

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Wed, 6 Sep 1995 20:40:52 -0400

couple of other women,in an article entitled "Aboriginal Woman: Male
and Female Anthropological Perspectiv es," in the anthology edited by
Rayna R. Reiter, entitled Toward An Anthropology of Women, published
exactly 25 years ago, in l975.Best regards. Ruby Rohrlich

On Wed, 6 Sep 1995, Anne M. Jensen wrote:

> Dorothy Humpf inquired:
> >I appreciated the content and spirit of your post, but am curious
> >about this sentence. Could you provide examples of these,
> >especially the latter?
> A classic case is Hart and Pilling's work on the Tiwi, versus Jane
> Goodale's work with the same group. Looking at the exact same people and
> interactions, Hart and Pilling came away with an explanation that focused
> on senior men acquiring wives, and exchanging daughters (even prospective
> ones!) to do so. Goodale, on the other hand, saw the situation in terms of
> senior women acquiring sturdy young sons-in-law to hunt for them, and also
> getting husbands for their daughters.
> Cheers,
> Anne
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