Anthropology and Gender: The Feminist Critique; Slocum, Leacock, and Stoler.

Like all fields of Academia, Anthropology was a bastion for “good ol’ boys” ( as a certain professor  states in his oft-repeated caveat, “pardon my genitalia”). Even in the days of Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict, women “were marginalized, pigeonholed, and excluded from important aspects of the discipline.” It was not until the fifties that discussions of women were found in more than the “introductory textbook chapters on marriage, family and kinship.”

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