Women among Women: Anthropological Perspectives on Female Age Hierarchies
edited by Jeanette Dickerson-Putman and Judith K Brown
University of Illinois Press, 1994
Paper: 978-0-252-06683-2
Library of Congress Classification HQ1161.W62 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.407

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
      Are the prerogatives of age universal? This first-ever anthropological
        exploration of relationships between older and younger women suggests
        that this may be the case.
      Cross-cultural in nature, the volume looks at relationships between women
        of different age groups in a village in Taiwan, a town in central Sudan,
        a rural setting in western Kenya, an Andean peasant community, a horticultural
        village in Melanesia, and an Aboriginal community in Australia. Adding
        an interspecies perspective is a study of two age groups of Japanese Macaques.
        Included is an ethnographic bibliography that lists books with a wealth
        of information on women in sixty societies.
      The volume will appeal not only to anthropologists but also to readers
        interested in women's issues, gender studies, life course studies, gerontology,
        and intergenerational relations.
 
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