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World Full of Women, A, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Martha C. Ward, Monica D. Edelstein

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 3, 2013

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Description

Discusses women’s lived experiences cross-culturally in a vibrant and engaging manner.

 

A World Full of Women, 6th edition, addresses the lived experiences of women throughout the globe. The text combines descriptive ethnography with gender theory and international statistics to present a comprehensive picture of the lives of women in societies and cultures both present and past.  The ethnographic and chronological depth of the text offers students the opportunity to better comprehend and contextualize women’s issues and experiences in today’s world. 

 

World Full of Women, 6th edition addresses a broad range of topics, including the multi-faceted experiences of work in a globalizing world; the bodily and ritual experiences of the life cycle and healing; sexuality and the construction and performance of gender; family structures and cross-cultural marriage practices; social and political organization, accommodation, and resistance; and the complexities of exploitation and physical abuse, as well as women’s own forms of power, authority, and agency.    

  

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Discuss the life experiences of women from diverse backgrounds around the world
  • Apply anthropological concepts relevant to women, gender, and sexuality
  • Analyze how gender, sexuality, and women’s roles are integrated within a cultural framework
  • Critically examine programs and policies affecting women’s rights and living conditions

Table of Contents

In this Section:
1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

 


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1.  “What’s for Dinner Honey?”  Work and Gender

Chapter 2.  Love and the Work of Culture

Chapter 3.  Blood and Milk:  Biocultural Markers in the Lives of Women

Chapter 4.  Patterns of Partnering from Romance to Resistance

Chapter 5.  Everyday Power:  Women’s Agency, Authority, and Influence

Chapter 6.  A Two-Bodied World

Chapter 7.  A Third Sex?

Chapter 8.  Life’s Lesions

Chapter 9.  Who Owns Her Body?

Chapter 10.  Invisible Workers

 


 

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Introduction

    A World Full of Women

    Gender, “Nature,” and Culture

    Talking Troubles and Carrying Conversations

    What Do You Think?

 

Chapter 1.  “What’s for Dinner Honey?”  Work and Gender

    Work:  The First Fact of Life

    Hunting, Gathering, and Being Human

    Planting and Harvesting:  The Next Revolution

    Off to Work We Go

    Value, Valued, and Valuable

    What Do You Think?

    A Few of the Many Books You May Want to Read

 

Chapter 2.  Love and the Work of Culture

    More Than Personal Lives

    The Personal Is Professional

    Sex and Temperament

    Daughters of Sex and Temperament

    Beyond the Sepik

    Intimacy and the World Stage

    Conclusion:  Their Last Great Work

    What Do You Think?

    So Many Books:  Where Can I Start?

 

 

Chapter 3.  Blood and Milk:  Biocultural Markers in the Lives of Women

    Moonstruck Maidenhood:  Taboo and Meaning

    Desire and Control

    Comparative Childbirth

    From Blood to Milk

    Prime Time or Dirty Old Ladies

    Social Women in Biological Bodies:  Some Conclusions

    What Do You Think?

    Some Very Important Books to Read

 

Chapter 4.  Patterns of Partnering from Romance to Resistance

    Varieties of Arrangements

    Love, Marriage, and Lavish Weddings

    Nuclear Family Meltdown

    What Do You Think?

    Reading from Romance to Resistance

 

 

Chapter 5. Everyday Power:  Women’s Agency, Authority, and Influence

    Rethinking Women’s Power

    Migrants, Immigrants, and Refugees:  Crossing the Boundaries of Domestic Power

    Conclusions from One End of the Power Spectrum to the Other

    What Do You Think?

    Powerful Books to Read

 

Chapter 6.  A Two-Bodied World

    Cultural Systems for Separating Females and Males

    Amazon:  Women of the Forest and the Flutes

    Melanesia:  Birth and Semen

    Islamic Middle East:  Veiled Separations

    Conclusions:  What Do Systems of Separation Mean?

    What Do You Think?

    Check Out These Books

 

 

Chapter 7.  A Third Sex?

    Gender as Alternative or Continuum

    Making Out and Making Up Sexes and Genders

    Crossing Over and Cross-Dressing

    Intersexed Children:  A Case for Consideration

    When Boys Will Be Girls

    Two-Spirits in Native North America

    A Fourth Sex?  Transgender Females

    Women Loving Women

    Conclusions beyond the Categories of Sex, Gender, and Desire

    Important Books beyond the National Attitude

 

Chapter 8.  Life’s Lesions

    Suffering and Healing

    Women’s Wounds

    Paths to Authority

    Gendering Religions

    Healers and Healing

    Visiting Spirits

    To Conclude

    What Do You Think?

    A Field Full of Books to Read

 

Chapter 9.  Who Owns Her Body?

    Challenges to Cultural Relativism

    Human Rights and Cultural Relativism

    The “Nature” of Violence

    A Worldwide Case:  Wife Beating and Wife Battering

    Another Worldwide Case:  International Sexual Services

    Case Study Number 1:  Rape on a University Campus

    Case Study Number 2:  Disappeared and Endangered Daughters

    Case Study Number 3:  Genital Cutting

    Women’s Rights and Critical Cultural Relativism

    What Do You Think?

    Books to Empower Us

 

Chapter 10.  Invisible Workers

    Women as the Earth’s Last Colony

    Characteristics of Women’s Lives in the Last Colony

    International Strategies for Solving the Problem(s) of Women

    A Marxist-Feminist Thinks about Women and Work

    Women’s Powers as the Roots of Grass

    Conclusions in the Post-Modern Manner

    What Do You Think?

    Reading, Writing, and Resistance

 



 

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