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

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

Part of the LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology Series

Synopsis

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

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.

About the Author

Cecilia Busby is Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths College.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2000

Author

Cecilia Busby

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Publisher

The Athlone Press an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
Gender studies, gender groups
Rural communities

ISBN

9780485196719

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