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Women in Between : Female Roles in a Male World: Mount Hagen, New Guinea - Marilyn Strathern

Women in Between

Female Roles in a Male World: Mount Hagen, New Guinea

By: Marilyn Strathern, Deborah Cewertz (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 2nd May 1995
ISBN: 9780847677856
Number Of Pages: 392

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In 1971 Marilyn Strathern provided what has now become a classic ethnographic text, Women In Between. Significantly, this pioneering contribution to feminist anthropology focuses on gender relations rather than on women alone. Re-issued now, Women in Between examines the attitudes of the Hagen people and analyzes the power of women in their male-dominated system. Strathern cites case studies of marriage arrangements, divorce, and traditional settlement disputes to illustrate women's status in Hagen society.

Notes on orthography and case histories
Preface: The case of the good wife
Hagen societyp. 3
Residence and work: the woman with her husband's kinp. 14
The householdp. 40
The roads of marriagep. 65
Kin at her backp. 92
Producers and transactorsp. 132
Pollution and poisonp. 159
Marital stabilityp. 185
Focus for blamep. 201
Settlement of disputesp. 224
Judicial statusp. 259
Status, incorporation and commitmentp. 285
Appendix I: The subdivision of two Hagen tribesp. 317
Appendix II: Differences in marriage and divorce patterns between Elti and Kawelkap. 320
Appendix III: Separationp. 326
Appendix IV: Exchange marriagep. 329
Appendix V: Regional differences in bridewealth customp. 331
Appendix VI: Composition of bridewealthsp. 335
Appendix VII: Compensation paymentsp. 339
Bibliographyp. 345
Subject indexp. 353
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ISBN: 9780847677856
ISBN-10: 0847677850
Series: Classics in Anthropology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 2nd May 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 14.66  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.59

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