Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective


Author: Caroline B. Brettell,Carolyn F. Sargent
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415783866
Category: Sex role
Page: 742
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This carefully crafted volume introduces anthropological approaches to and perspectives on gender. It combines theoretically and ethnographically based essays in order to examine gender roles and ideology around the world. Divided thematically into 11 sections, the editors open each section with a succinct introduction to the principal issues. The articles themselves, both classic and contemporary, are drawn from all fields of anthropology and cover a wide variety of cultures. The seventh edition contains 11 new entries that reflect more recent developments in the discipline, including topics such as gender identity, transnationalism and female genital cutting. Additional features to support teaching and learning that are new to this edition include a film list and discussion questions at the end of each entry. This is an essential resource for students encountering the anthropology of gender for the first time.

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective


Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews,Sargent
Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781428825864
Category: Education
Page: 100
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Women and Music in Cross-cultural Perspective


Author: Ellen Koskoff
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252060571
Category: Music
Page: 262
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This volume offers an introduction to the field of women, music, and culture, examining the implications of gender upon music performance. The presentation focuses on women from many different countries, cultures and historical periods--from the professional musician to the village preserver of traditional music and culture, from the young woman of the 19th century of hymnody tradition of the U.S. to the female tayu or chanter in the male dominated Gidayu narrative tradition of Japan.

Gender, Sport and Development in Africa

Cross-cultural Perspectives on Patterns of Representations and Marginalization
Author: Jimoh Shehu
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 286978306X
Category: Social Science
Page: 154
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Drawing on various theories and cross-cultural data, the contributors to this volume highlight the various ways in which sport norms, policies, practices and representations pervasively interface with gender and other socially constructed categories of difference. They argue that sport is not only a site of competition and physical recreation, but also a crossroad where features of modern society such as hegemony, identities, democracy, technology, development and master statuses intertwine and bifurcate. As they point out in many ways, sport production, reproduction, distribution and consumption are relational, spatial and contextual and, therefore, do not pay off for men, women and other social groups equally. The authors draw attention to the structure and scope of efforts needed to transform the exclusionary and gendered nature of sport processes to make them adequate to the task of engendering Africa's development. --

Women Traders in Cross-cultural Perspective

Mediating Identities, Marketing Wares
Author: Linda J. Seligmann
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804740534
Category: Social Science
Page: 308
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This innovative volume studies women traders as economic, political, and cultural mediators of space, gender, value, and language in ten diverse locales—Bolivia, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Peru, and the Philippines. Its focus is on how these women move between and knit together household and marketplace activities.

Religion and Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective


Author: Stephen Ellingson,M. Christian Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135375887
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Issues of sexuality and gender are hotly contested in both religious communities and national cultures around the world. In the social sciences, religious traditions are often depicted as inherently conservative or even reactionary in their commitments to powerful patriarchal and pronatalist sexual norms and gender categories. In illuminating the practices of religious traditions in various cultures, these essays expose the diversity of religious rituals and mythologies pertaining to sexuality. In the process the contributors challenge conventional notions of what is normative in our sexual lives.

Literary Circles and Gender in Early Modern Europe

A Cross-Cultural Approach
Author: Dr Julie D Campbell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409489574
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 230
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A comparative analysis, this study examines the interactions of early modern male and female writers within the context of literary circles. In particular, Campbell examines how the querelle des femmes as a discursive rhetorical tradition of praise and blame influenced perceptions of well-educated women who were part of literary circles in Italy, France, and England from approximately 1530 to 1650. To gain a better sense of how querelle language and issues were used for or against learned women writers, Campbell aligns selected works by female and male writers, pairing them to analyze how the woman writer responds, deflects, or rewrites the male writer's ideological script on women. She focuses first on the courtesan Tullia d'Aragona's response in her Dialogo della infinità di amore to Sperone Speroni's Dialogo di amore, and contrasts the actress/writer Isabella Andreini's pastoral La Mirtilla with Torquato Tasso's Aminta. She then discusses the influence of Italian actresses upon the manners and mores of French women of the Valois court, especially focusing on performative aspects of French women's participation in court and salon rituals. To that end, she examines the influential salon of the aristocratic, learned Claude-Catherine de Clermont, duchesse de Retz, who encouraged the writing of positive querelle rhetoric in the form of Petrarchan, Neoplatonic encomiastic poetry to buttress her reputation and that of her female friends. Next, Campbell reads Louise Labé's Débat de Folie et d'Amour against Pontus de Tyard's Solitaire premier to illustrate the tensions between a traditional and nontraditional querelle stance. She then discusses Continental influence upon English writers in the context of the Sidney circle in England. Moving to the closet dramas of the Sidney circle, Campbell examines the solidarity these writers demonstrated with nontraditional stances on querelle issues, and, finally, she explores how three generations of English literary circles contested querelle issues in her discussion of Philip Sidney's Arcadia, Mary Wroth's Urania, and Anna Weamys's Continuation of the Arcadia. Campbell's analysis of how the confrontation between querelle issues and the new figure of the learned woman engendered friction across national, cultural and gender boundaries enables us to understand more fully the intertextual connections between differing national literatures of the period. Ultimately, this study provides new perspectives on the production of the texts under consideration, as well as paradigms for approaching other texts from the period.

Gender and Entrepreneurship in Cross Cultural Perspectives


Author: Ramanjeet Singh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781787435087
Category:
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Women in Cross-cultural Perspective


Author: Leonore Loeb Adler
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 270
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The original papers collected here examine the role of women in seventeen different countries and cultures in many different areas of the world. Each essay is written by a contributor who offers an insider's point of view of women's experience in that culture and provides both a brief historical background sketch and a detailed life-span exposition of women's experiences from infancy through old age. The profiles range from detailed descriptions of women in traditional societies through in-depth examinations of women's rapidly evolving roles in the advanced industrial societies.

National Geographic Learning Reader: Gender Roles: A Cross-Cultural Perspective


Author: National Geographic Learning
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133603599
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 128
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GENDER ROLES: A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE is part of a ground-breaking new series, the National Geographic Learning Reader Series. This series brings learning to life by featuring compelling images, media, and text from National Geographic. Through this engaging content, students develop a clearer understanding of the world around them. Published in a variety of subject areas, the National Geographic Learning Reader Series connects key topics to authentic examples and can be used in conjunction with most standard texts or online materials available for your courses. Access to a media-enhanced eBook is included with each reader. The eleven articles in this single-themed reader present a wide range of global perspectives on the issue of gender, exploring social and cultural influences on male and female roles and behavior, and how sometimes, those traditional influences can be overturned. Accompanying each article is a summary headnote, a bulleted list of points to think about when reading the article, and a set each of discussion questions, writing activities, and collaborative activities that will help students explore in more depth the important gender issues that this reader addresses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Abortion Politics

Public Policy in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Author: Marianne Githens,Dorothy McBride Stetson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136660224
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
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Abortion Politics: Public Policy in Cross Cultural Perspective focuses on current abortion policy and practice in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan and aims to provide a comprehensive, stimulating and balanced picture of current abortion policy in a cross-cultural perspective. The contributors deal with comparative abortion policy including recent developments in Ireland, Germany and Eastern Europe.

Sex, Gender, and Kinship

A Cross-cultural Perspective
Author: Burton Pasternak,Melvin Ember
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 324
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Responding to a growing interest in the nature and place of family in society, this text looks at gender, families, family relationships and the role of larger kin groups from a cross-cultural perspective. It draws upon ethnographic accounts and cross-cultural studies to determine and illustrate possible characteristics and outcomes, highlight options that occur more or less frequently, and—where possible—to account for choices made.

Gender, Religion and Diversity

Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Author: Ursula King,Tina Beattie
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826423302
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Gender, Religion and Diversity provides an introduction to some of the most challenging perspectives in the contemporary study of gender and religion. In recent years, women's and gender studies have transformed the international study of religion through the use of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural methodologies, which have opened up new and highly controversial issues, challenging previous paradigms and creating fresh fields of study. As this book shows, gender studies in religion raises new and difficult questions about the gendered nature of religious phenomena, the relationship between power and knowledge, the authority of religious texts and institutions, and the involvement and responsibility of the researcher undertaking such studies as a gendered subject. This book is the outcome of an international collaboration between a wide range of researchers from different countries and fields of religious studies. The range and diversity of their contributions is the very strength of this book, for it shows how gendering works in studying different religious materials, whether foundational texts from the Bible or Koran, philosophical ideas about truth, essentialism, history or symbolism, the impact of French feminist thinkers such as Irigaray or Kristeva, or again critical perspectives dealing with the impact of race, gender, and class on religion, or by deconstructing religious data from a postcolonial critical standpoint or examining the impact of imperialism and orientalism on religion and gender.

Women and men in society

cross-cultural perspectives on gender stratification
Author: Charlotte G. O'Kelly,Larry S. Carney
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534061449
Category: Psychology
Page: 336
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Includes index.

Global Issues

A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Author: Shirley A. Fedorak
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442605987
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Global Issues is a pedagogically rich text that offers a unique way of looking at contemporary issues, such as food security and global conflict, from a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspective. By exploring each issue in depth, students gain an applied understanding of more abstract concepts like conflict, globalization, culture, imperialism, human rights, and gender, while the cross-cultural approach encourages students to view the world from outside the Western box. Designed for introductory-level students in global and international studies, human geography, anthropology, sociology, and development studies, this highly accessible text offers instructors and students a unique way of matching the concepts they learn in the classroom with important issues in the world in which they live and work.

Labor in Cross-cultural Perspective


Author: Society for Economic Anthropology (U.S.). Meeting,E. Paul Durrenberger,Judith Marti
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759105836
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 330
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This excellent new volume in the series from the Society for Economic Anthropology focuses on the role of labor in world economies. Contributors offer a range of case studies illustrating labor processes in both western and nonwestern societies. Individual sections include discussions on household labor, firms and corporatations, and state and transnational conditions. This book will be a valuable resource for scholars, students, and interested readers of international economics, anthropology, development issues, labor studies, and sociology.

Father-Daughter Succession in Family Business

A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Author: Paul W. Thurman,Robert S. Nason
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317136330
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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To whom does a father, retiring from his life as a successful entrepreneur, pass control of the business he has built? Once it would always have been his eldest son, but increasingly women are becoming involved in family firms having risen to positions of influence and leadership. Using revealing case studies from the daughters who succeeded their entrepreneur fathers in a wide variety of challenging situations, cultures and continents, Father-Daughter Succession in Family Business discusses the changes which have led to daughters gaining influence in more and more family businesses. It looks at the tensions this succession can produce between old notions of how men and women should behave, and the new style of leadership that often comes about when a woman takes the helm. This book will help consultants, business educators, and researchers, as well as those who are themselves involved in significant family managed enterprises to better understand why it can no longer be assumed in any part of the World that the first born son will take over the reins of the family business.

Organizational Psychology in Cross Cultural Perspective


Author: Colin P. Silverthorne
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814739860
Category: Psychology
Page: 343
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The last two decades have seen an explosive increase in the ethnic diversity of the workforce, growth in international business, and the emergence of many more multinational companies. The potential for problems as companies operate across borders and managers manage in countries which have different values, norms and cultural behaviors is great. By looking at organizational psychology in a cross-cultural context, we can gain an understanding of the challenges facing organizations and business today. This text breaks new ground in introducing organizational psychology from a cross cultural perspective. It provides a foundational overview of the current major theories in organizational psychology, and illuminates the impact of cultural differences on organizational dynamics. It also makes available specific research concerning our current understandings of how these dynamics play out in particular regions and countries, such as autocratic versus democratic leadership styles in Africa and Europe or conflict management in Asia. The volume offers a welcome introduction to the topic to those in industrial/organizational psychology, international relations and management, and international business/MBA programs focusing on international issues.

The Handbook of Communication in Cross-cultural Perspective


Author: Donal Carbaugh
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317485602
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 390
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This handbook brings together 26 ethnographic research reports from around the world about communication. The studies explore 13 languages from 17 countries across 6 continents. Together, the studies examine, through cultural analyses, communication practices in cross-cultural perspective. In doing so, and as a global community of scholars, the studies explore the diversity in ways communication is understood around the world, examine specific cultural traditions in the study of communication, and thus inform readers about the range of ways communication is understood around the world. Some of the communication practices explored include complaining, hate speech, irreverence, respect, and uses of the mobile phone. The focus of the handbook, however, is dual in that it brings into view both communication as an academic discipline and its use to unveil culturally situated practices. By attending to communication in these ways, as a discipline and a specific practice, the handbook is focused on, and will be an authoritative resource for understanding communication in cross-cultural perspective. Designed at the nexus of various intellectual traditions such as the ethnography of communication, linguistic ethnography, and cultural approaches to discourse, the handbook employs, then, a general approach which, when used, understands communication in its particular cultural scenes and communities.