Gender’s Place

Feminist Anthropologies of Latin America

  • Editors
  • Rosario Montoya
  • Lessie Jo Frazier
  • Janise Hurtig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: A Desalambrar: Unfencing Gender’s Place in Research on Latin America

    1. Janise Hurtig, Rosario Montoya, Lessie Jo Frazier
      Pages 1-18
  3. Gendered Knowledge in Particular Places

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Janise Hurtig
      Pages 21-43
    3. Barry J. Lyons
      Pages 45-63
  4. Gender’s Place in Reproducing and Challenging Institutions and Ideologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Lessie Jo Frazier
      Pages 91-113
    3. Ana María Alonso
      Pages 115-134
    4. Marisol de la Cadena
      Pages 155-175
  5. Gender in Movement(s)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Emma Cervone
      Pages 179-196
    3. Victor M. Ortiz
      Pages 197-215
    4. Charles H. Klein
      Pages 217-235
    5. Marta Lamas
      Pages 237-253
  6. Critical Commentaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Marysa Navarro
      Pages 257-272
    3. Sonia Montecino
      Pages 273-280
    4. Altha J. Cravey
      Pages 281-287
  7. Postscript: Gender in Place and Culture

    1. June Nash
      Pages 289-296
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 297-306

About this book


This collection brings together key theoretical issues and rich ethnographic cases in the feminist anthropology of Latin America in order to explore the ways that 'place' - understood both geographically and metaphorically - can serve as a key vehicle for analyzing the cultural, social, and historical specificity of gender relations and ideologies. Like Dorothy Hodgson's volume, Gendered Modernities, the book seeks to unite ethnographic specificity with theoretical cohesion in a way that demonstrates the unique contribution that anthropology can make to gender and area studies.


anthropology feminism gender women

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