Feminist Fields: Ethnographic Insights
Feminist Fields offers a rich and varied portrait of both the current work in feminist anthropology and future possibilities for dialogue between feminism and anthropology. Contributors to the book present critical analyses of a broad range of ethnographic topics: national feminism, gender and identity formation, cultural continuity, ethnographic authority, ethics and representation, empowerment and resistance. Here, young practitioners alongside more established scholars share their theoretical insights, bringing them to life through first-person narratives and stories. Throughout, there is a clear sense of the intellectual inspiration to be had from the practice of feminist anthropology and its emphasis on the power of thoughtful reflexivity in fieldwork and writing practices. Also recognized is an urgent need to bring forward the perspectives of those whose knowledge has been forgotten, ignored, or actively silenced.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 320 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Just when you thought there was nothing new to be said about gender and culture, along comes a book to change your mind! Feminist Fields is a wonderful collection of essays, offering us fresh insights into the shifting spaces of feminism, anthropology, and ethnographic writing. The volume's real strength lies in its diverse contributions, a diversity that at the same time embraces the productive tensions between different understandings of 'place' and feminist practice. A fascinating read, and highly recommended.
Lynne Phillips, University of Windsor
Rae Bridgman is assistant professor in the Department of City Planning in the Faculty of Architecture and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Manitoba. She is the co-author of Braving the Street: The Anthropology of Homelessness (1999).
Sally Cole is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University. She is author of Woman of the Praia: Work and Lives in a Portuguese Coastal Community (1991).
Heather Howard-Bobiwash is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, and is the co-editor of The Meeting Place: Aboriginal Life in Toronto (1997).
Table of contents
Rae Bridgmen, Sally Cole, Heather Howard-Bobiwash
Pilgrim Souls, Honorary Men, (Un)Dutiful Daughters: Sojourners in Modernist Anthropology
Translating Mother Tongues: Amy Tan and Maxine Hong Kingston on Ethnographic Authority
U.S. Feminist Ethnography and the Denationalizing of "America": A Retrospective on Women Writing Culture
Deborah A. Gordon
Beyond Selves and Others: Embodying and Enacting Meta-narratives with a Difference
"Home Has Always Been Hard for Me": Single Mothers' Narratives of Identity, Home, and Loss
"Oh, So You Have a Home to Go To?": Empowerment and Resistance in Work with Chronically Homeless Women
"Like Her Lips To My Ear": Reading Anishnaabekweg Lives and Aboriginal Cultural Continuity in the City
Who Are We For Them? On Doing Research in the Palestinian West Bank
Narrating Embodied Lives: Muslim Women on the Coast of Kenya
Parin A. Dossa
Off the Feminist Platform in Turkey: Cherkess Gender Relations
Colonial and Post-Revolutionary Discourses and Nicaraguan Feminist Constructions of Mestiza: Reflections of a Cultural Traveller
Milagros Ortiz Barillas
"Fixo Ben" (She Did the Right Thing): Women and Social Disruption in Rural Galicia
Sharon R. Roseman
"To Reclaim Yoruba Tradition is to Reclaim Our Queens of Mother Africa": Recasting Gender Through Mediated Practices of the Everyday
Kamari Maxine Clarke
Gender and Identity Formation in Post-Socialist Ukraine: The Case of Women in the Shuttle Business
Rural Women and Economic Development in Reform Era China: The Strategy of the Official Women's Movement
Feminist Fields: Conversations to Be Continued
Heather Howard-Bobiwash, compiler
Subjects and Courses