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Ardener, Shirley

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Works: 43 works in 295 publications in 1 language and 7,815 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  History  Biography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Shirley Ardener
 
Most widely held works by Shirley Ardener
Perceiving women by Shirley Ardener( Book )

32 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is a collection of papers. "Belief and the Problem of Women" (Edwin Ardener) was first presented in 1968 and published in 1972.' Some of the other papers developed out of an informal women's seminar in Oxford; all of them were designed for an unofficial session of the Association of Social Anthropologists' Decennial Conference in 1973. From this background comes a volume with unusual collective weight and coherence. The initial paper was clearly a fruitful impetus, and the other contributors have sometimes actualized some of its hypotheses as well as developing them critically. Shirley Ardener's thoughtful Introduction is of characteristic lucidity and careful courtesy. Perhaps modesty hampered her in applying the insights of her own paper, which seeks common features in different female self- models, and a common solution to the problems of articulating them, to the work of her fellow contributors (including her husband, for whose general theoretical position she provides an illuminating gloss). -- From http://www.jstor.org (Sep. 23, 2016)
Defining females : the nature of women in society by Shirley Ardener( Book )

35 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and space : ground rules and social maps by Women and space( Book )

39 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of women in peace and war : cross-cultural and historical perspectives( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visibility and power : essays on women in society and development by Leela Dube( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and missions : past and present : anthropological and historical perceptions by Fiona Bowie( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating debates are very relevant to the ordination of women issue of today. Although they are traditionally presented as wives and support workers, it becomes apparent that, on the contrary, women missionaries often played a culturally important role
Persons and powers of women in diverse cultures : essays in commemoration of Audrey I. Richards, Phyllis Kaberry, and Barbara E. Ward by Shirley Ardener( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents important essays inspired by the pioneering works of three leading women anthropologists. The title may therefore be read in more than one way. The three biographical essays in this volume as well as the comprehensive bibliographies of these anthropologists' works fully confirm the high esteem in which their remarkable personalities are held to this day and offer material about them not formerly available. The book includes important discussions by distinguished social anthropologists, based on rich ethnographic data, of the many identities, personhoods, powers, and other various categorizations of women. Shirley Ardener's introductory essay places the volume in the wider context of some areas of major concern to social scientists, such as the construction of identities, kinship theory, and the production of knowledge itself, as well as of the particularities of women in diverse cultures
Women in Igbo life and thought by Joseph Thérèse Agbasiere( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A member of the Igbo people of Nigeria who became a nun and trained as an anthropologist, Sister Joseph Therese Agbasiere had a unique opportunity to transcend some of the preconceptions and subjectivities inevitable when an 'outsider' studies any society." "Her richly detailed ethnography examines kinship practices, marriage customs, and women's responsibilities in the house and the community, establishing the tremendous influence that Igbo women wield in public affairs. Igbo ideas about the universe, the person and spiritual considerations are also discussed and shown to be primarily centered around women."--Jacket
Bilingual women : anthropological approaches to second language use by Pauline Burton( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certain common themes emerge: dominant and subdominant languages, women's use of them (in Bolivia, Chile, Zaire, Mongolia and Goa); ambivalent attitudes towards women as translators, interpreters and writers in English as a second language; and the critical role of women in the survival (or death) of minority languages such as Gaelic and Breton
Changing sex and bending gender( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anthropologists and historians have shown us that "male" and "female" are variously defined historically and cross-culturally. The contributions to this volume focus on the voluntary or involuntary, temporary or permanent transformation of gender identity. Overall, this volume provides powerful and compelling illustrations of how, across a wide range of cultures, processes of gender transformation are shaped within, and ultimately constrained by, social and political context. From medical responses to biological ambiguity; legal responses to cases brought by transsexuals; the historical role of the eunuch in Byzantium, the social transformation of gender in Northern Albania and the Southern Philippines, to North American "drag" shows, English pantomime and Japanese kabuki theatre, this volume offers revealing insights into the ambiguities and limitations of gender transformation."--Jacket
The Incorporated wife( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identity and networks : fashioning gender and ethnicity across cultures( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrary to the negative assessments of the social order that have become prevalent in the media since 9/11, this collection of essays focuses on the enormous social creativity being invested as collective identities are reconfigured. It emphasizes on the reformulation of ethnic and gender relationships and identities in public life
Money-go-rounds : the importance of rotating savings and credit associations for women( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In deze bundel worden de verschillende vormen van roulerende spaar- en kredietorganisaties (Rotating Savings and Credit Associations ROSCA's) besproken. De ROSCA's zijn zelfhulp-organisaties van deelnemers, die met elkaar afspreken regelmatig geld te zullen storten in een fonds dat in zijn geheel of in gedeelten volgens een rouleringssysteem ter beschikking wordt gesteld aan de deelnemers. Dit systeem komt veelvuldig voor in ontwikkelingslanden en in immigrantengemeenschappen in het 'westen'
Professional identities : policy and practice in business and bureaucracy by Shirley Ardener( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume examines the diverse ways in which individuals' ethnic, gender, corporate and professional identities interact. It should interest those concerned with practical management of institutions, as well as those of us who find ourselves working within them."--Jacket
Swedish ventures in Cameroon, 1883-1923 : trade and travel, people and politics : the memoir of Knut Knutson with supporting material by Knut Knutson( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1880s two Swedes were living on the upper slopes of the Cameroon Mountain. One of them, Knutson, wrote a long memoir of his time in Cameroon (1883-1895). It gives fascinating insights into everyday life in pre-colonial Cameroon
War and women across continents : autobiographical and biographical experiences( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plantation and village in the Cameroons; some economic and social studies by Edwin Ardener( Book )

13 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specimens of dialects by John Clarke( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eye-witnesses to the annexation of Cameroon, 1883-1887 by Shirley Ardener( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing sex and bending gender by Alison Shaw( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologists and historians have shown us that 'male' and 'female' are variously defined historically and cross-culturally. The contributions to this volume focus on the voluntary and involuntary, temporary or permanent transformation of gender identity. Overall, this volume provides powerful and compelling illustrations of how, across a wide range of cultures, processes of gender transformation are shaped within, and ultimately constrained by, social and political context. From medical responses to biological ambiguity, legal responses to cases brought by transsexuals, the historical ro
 
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Women and missions : past and present : anthropological and historical perceptions
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Women and space : ground rules and social mapsWomen and missions : past and present : anthropological and historical perceptionsPersons and powers of women in diverse cultures : essays in commemoration of Audrey I. Richards, Phyllis Kaberry, and Barbara E. WardWomen in Igbo life and thoughtBilingual women : anthropological approaches to second language useChanging sex and bending genderIdentity and networks : fashioning gender and ethnicity across culturesMoney-go-rounds : the importance of rotating savings and credit associations for women