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The gender of the gift

problems with women and problems with society in Melanesia

by Marilyn Strathern

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Melanesia,
  • Melanesia.
    • Subjects:
    • Melanesians -- Social life and customs.,
    • Women -- Melanesia -- Social conditions.,
    • Feminism.,
    • Sex role -- Melanesia.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMarilyn Strathern.
      SeriesStudies in Melanesian anthropology ;, 6
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGN668 .S69 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 422 p. :
      Number of Pages422
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2037925M
      ISBN 100520064232
      LC Control Number88014267

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About the Book. In the most original and ambitious synthesis yet undertaken in Melanesian scholarship, Marilyn Strathern argues that gender relations have been a particular casualty of unexamined assumptions held by Western anthropologists and feminist scholars alike.

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title: The Gender of the Gift: Problems With Women and Problems With Society in Melanesia Studies in Melanesian Anthropology ; 6 author: Strathern, Marilyn.

publisher: University of California Press isbn10 | asin: print isbn ebook isbn language: English subject Melanesians--Social life and customs, Women--Melanesia-- Social conditions, Feminism, Sex role. The gender of the gift: problems with women and problems with society in Melanesia.

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