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By Marilyn Strathern

In the main unique and impressive synthesis but undertaken in Melanesian scholarship, Marilyn Strathern argues that gender kin were a specific casualty of unexamined assumptions held through Western anthropologists and feminist students alike. The publication treats with equivalent seriousness—and with equivalent sturdy humor—the insights of Western social technological know-how, feminist politics, and ethnographic reporting, that allows you to reconsider the illustration of Melanesian social and cultural lifestyles. This makes The Gender of the Gift the most sustained evaluations of cross-cultural comparability that anthropology has visible, and one in all its so much lively vindications.

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