The Performance of Gender An Anthropology of Everyday Life in a South Indian Fishing Village

by Cecilia Busby

Part of the LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology Series

The Performance of Gender An Anthropology of Everyday Life in a South Indian Fishing Village Synopsis

The Performance of Gender presents a vivid description of everyday life in order to explore the concept of performance for an anthropology of gender. A detailed and evocotive account of the lives of men and women in a South Indian fishing community reveals new ways of framing gender relations, the body and kinship. The ethnographic account is set within the context of social and cultural theory, notably the ideas of Judith Butler, Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault. The study sheds new light on the ways in which gender is understood as both performative, that is enacted through everyday practices, and also substantial and embodied, that is marked out in the separate sexual fluids and procreative capacities of husbands and wives.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780485196719
Publication date: 1st January 2000
Author: Cecilia Busby
Publisher: The Athlone Press an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Gender studies, gender groups, Rural communities,

About Cecilia Busby

Cecilia Busby is Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths College.

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