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The Gender of the Gift, Volume 6: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

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In the most original and ambitious synthesis yet undertaken in Melanesian scholarship, Marilyn Strathern argues that gender relations have been a particular casualty of unexamined assumptions held by Western anthropologists and feminist scholars alike. The book treats with equal seriousness-and with equal good humor-the insights of Western social science, feminist politics, and ethnographic reporting, in order to rethink the representation of Melanesian social and cultural life. This makes The Gender of the Gift one of ...

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The Gender of the Gift, Volume 6: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia
1990, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520072022

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