Women in academia have struggled for centuries to establish levels of acceptance and credibility equal to men in the same fields, and anthropology has been no different. The women anthropologists in this book speak frankly about their challenges and successes as they navigated through their personal and professional lives. Riding the changing tides of social and disciplinary history, they struggled through various and sometimes conflicting arenas of life-marriage, raising children, caring for families, publishing, conducting research, going into the field, teaching, and mentoring. They did this during volatile periods in the twentieth century when the roles and expectations for women were being constantly reestablished and repositioned. For anyone interested in the cultural and demographic shifts that are fundamentally altering opportunities for women in the workplace, Women in Anthropology is a thought provoking and inspirational read. For anthropologists, it is an important and intimate portrait of the realities of professional life.
|Publication date:||15th September 2006|
|Author:||Maria G. Cattell|
|Publisher:||Left Coast Press Inc|
|Categories:||Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography,|
Maria G. Cattell is a research associate at The Field Museum of Natural History. She received her PhD in 1989 from Bryn Mawr College, and after completing a dissertation on aging and gender in rural Kenya, continued her research there for a quarter century. Marjorie M. Schweitzer received her PhD in 1978 from the University of Oklahoma, and wrote her dissertation on The Power and Prestige of the Elderly in Two Indian Communities. In 1986 Marjorie retired as Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University. She continues to be an advocate for the survival of American Indian culture.More About Maria G. Cattell