Committee on Gender Equity in Anthropology

Gender and Anthropology

Critical Reviews for Research and Teaching

Edited by Sandra Morgen

The dramatic development of anthropological research on women and on gender over the past two decades has profound implications for research and teaching in anthropology. This research has produced critiques of the ways women have been represented in anthropology and has generated a host of new questions and approaches for exploring women's experiences in their historical and cultural variety. Gender and Anthropology: Critical Reviews for Research and Teaching is the culmination of a three-year project designed to help bring the insights of this new research to the teaching of anthropology. Drawing on the work of feminist anthropologists in all the subfields, this book demonstrates the value of examining gender and women's lives in all areas of anthropological inquiry.


  • Gender and Anthropology: Introductory Essay
    Sandra Morgen
  • Woman the Gatherer: The Role of Women in Early Hominid Evolution
    Adrienne L. Zihlman
  • Gender and the Study of Primates
    Linda Marie Fedigan and Laurence Fedigan
  • Incorporating Gender into Archaeology Courses
    Janet D. Spector and Mary K. Whelan
  • Women in Biosocial Perspective
    Jane B. Lancaster
  • Gender and the Anthropology Curriculum: Aboriginal Australia
    Victoria K. Burbank
  • From Illusion to Illumination: Anthropological Studies of American Indian Women
    Patricia C. Albers
  • Anthropological Scholarship on Gender in the English-speaking Caribbean
    A. Lynn Bolles and Deborah D'Amico Samuels
  • Gender Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Betty Potash
  • Gender Studies in Latin America
    June Nash
  • The Politics of Gender in the Middle East
    Sondra Hale
  • Women in Hindu Society
    Lina M. Fruzzetti
  • Center, Periphery, and Hierarchy: Gender in Southeast Asia
    Aihwa Ong
  • Transformations of Gender in Modern China
    Ann Anagnost
  • Gender in the Anthropology of the United States
    Ida Susser
  • Gender and the Application of Anthropological Knowledge to Public Policy in the United States
    Leith Mullings
  • Women, Technology, and Development Ideologies: Frameworks and Findings
    Kay B. Warren and Susan C. Bourque
  • Anthropological Perspectives on Gender and Language
    Ruth A. Borker and Daniel N. Maltz
  • Sex, Sexuality, Gender, and Gender Variance
    Sue-Ellen Jacobs and Christine Roberts

  • 7 x 10
  • vi + 462 pages
  • paperbound
  • 1989; Third printing, April 1993
  • ISBN 0-913167-33-9