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Ambiguity and Gendered Practices

Mariane C. Ferme

in The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225428
eISBN:
9780520925717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225428.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores gendered practices in Sierra Leone, focusing on shifting meanings of objects such as stools and hammocks within the articulation of a Mende social space. It analyzes the ... More


A Chorus of Voices: Women and Collaboration

Vera John-Steiner

in Creative Collaboration

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195307702
eISBN:
9780199847587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307702.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the role of women in collaboration: whether collaboration is a more congenial mode of production for women, how widespread the female commitment really is, and if it is ... More


Gendering Robots: Posthuman Traditionalism in Japan

Jennifer Robertson

in Recreating Japanese Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter analyzes the gendering of “real” humanoid robots designed to coexist and interact with human beings in the home and in the workplace. Among the questions tackled in this chapter are: how ... More


How Did Race Get Colored?: Gender and Sexuality in the American South

Mary P. Ryan

in Mysteries of Sex: Tracing Women and Men through American History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830628
eISBN:
9781469606057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876688_ryan.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter discusses the role of sexuality and related gender practices in constructing racial boundaries in the United States. It describes the role of gender in the process of racial formation ... More


Gendered Rituals

in Transforming Displaced Women in Sudan: Politics and the Body in a Squatter Settlement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226001999
eISBN:
9780226002019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226002019.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates a specific example of how displaced women from the South who settle in predominantly Muslim, Arabized Khartoum thrive by crafting new meanings of self and community, time ... More


Gender and Mission Encounters in Korea: New Women, Old Ways

Hyaeweol Choi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098695
eISBN:
9780520943780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098695.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book traces the genealogy of modern womanhood in the encounters between Koreans and American Protestant missionaries in the early twentieth century, during Korea's colonization by Japan. The ... More


Transwomen in the Criminal Justice System: Sans Justice

Alexis Forbes and Kevin L. Nadal

in Gender, Psychology, and Justice: The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479819850
eISBN:
9781479846658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479819850.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes transwomen’s experiences in diverse arenas of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement and corrections. Specifically, it describes transwomen’s encounters with ... More


The Nature of Magic

C. Riley Augé

in The Archaeology of Magic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813066110
eISBN:
9780813058597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066110.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

To ground the study of magic and archaeology in seventeenth-century New England within the broader field of anthropological magical belief scholarship, this chapter provides a general discussion of ... More


The Social Imaginary and Kin Recruitment: Mexican Women Reshaping Domestic Work

Maria De La Luz Ibarra

in Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831592
eISBN:
9780824869311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter interrogates some of the ways in which domestic workers' imagination and gendered “transnational” practices “from below” shape domestic labor. It focuses on the edited life histories of ... More


Good and Dirty?: Girls, Boys, and Camp Cleanliness

Abigail A. van Slyck

in A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890-1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648764
eISBN:
9781452945989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648764.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter examines the gendered practices of summer camp by looking more closely at the issue of camp sanitation and campers’ different roles in keeping the camp landscape free from disease. ... More


Epilogue: “This is My Country”

in Transforming Displaced Women in Sudan: Politics and the Body in a Squatter Settlement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226001999
eISBN:
9780226002019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226002019.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the displaced women's ideas about repatriation to Southern Sudan. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) express considerable, and understandable, reluctance to return to the South ... More


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