Myths of Male Dominance: Collected Articles on Women Cross-Culturally

Myths of Male Dominance Collected Articles on Women Cross Culturally Highly recommended both as a critically presented state of the art discussion and as an account of how one s personal political history informs the process of scientific inquiry ChoiceThis classic an

  • Title: Myths of Male Dominance: Collected Articles on Women Cross-Culturally
  • Author: Eleanor Burke Leacock
  • ISBN: 9781931859578
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback
  • Highly recommended, both as a critically presented state of the art discussion and as an account of how one s personal political history informs the process of scientific inquiry ChoiceThis classic anthropological study debunks the many myths behind the idea of natural male superiority Drawing on extensive historical and cross cultural research, Eleanor Burke Leacock Highly recommended, both as a critically presented state of the art discussion and as an account of how one s personal political history informs the process of scientific inquiry ChoiceThis classic anthropological study debunks the many myths behind the idea of natural male superiority Drawing on extensive historical and cross cultural research, Eleanor Burke Leacock shows that claims of male superiority are based on carefully constructed myths with no factual historical basis She also documents numerous historical examples of egalitarian gender relations.Eleanor Burke Leacock 1922 1987 was well known for her ethnographic work among primitive societies, and her research is still a formative influence among feminist anthropologists.

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    1. Make no mistake: Myths of Male Dominance is a classic college textbook. The writing is less than engaging; the many diagrams are somewhat difficult to read (especially for an un-acclimated reader like myself), and there is a lot of information packed into very little space. It is, essentially, a dissertation in published form.Eleanor Burke Leacock writes: I realized I had already written a book, for my papers fell naturally into three categories. The first consists of my work on the Montagnais-N [...]

    2. Too often academics extend recent developments into the realm of history. Furthermore, they confuse what is created with what is inevitable, what is nurtured with what is natural, and they fail to recognize the relationships between these processes, how they impact one another (many of these things shouldn't be thought of as 'opposing,' nature and nurture both affect a person, for instance), and how material forces impact humans. Thankfully, astute scholars such as Leacock exist to point out mis [...]

    3. A useful review of some anthropological research into the question male dominance. The author spent some years studying the Montaigne-Naskapi people of Canada, where she develops her central argument (following Engels) that male dominance is culturally contrived and not a part of human nature. There are some fascinating insights into the egalitarian nature and gender equality that apparently existed amongst the Montaigne-Naskapi people before the arrival of European colonialism. Leacock also bri [...]

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