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.