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Ardener, Shirley

Works: 56 works in 369 publications in 1 language and 9,541 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Biographies  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: HQ1154, 301.412
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Most widely held works about Shirley Ardener
Most widely held works by Shirley Ardener
Perceiving women by Shirley Ardener( Book )

36 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,158 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 (Sep. 23, 2016)
Defining females : the nature of women in society by Shirley Ardener( Book )

41 editions published between 1978 and 2020 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second, Revised EditionTo what are we referring when we speak of women? What is the nature of women in society; what is the nature of women in society? These are the central questions of this classic text which looks at areas ranging from England and Greece to Mongolia and Africa. The authors - anthropologists, sociologists, ethnologists, neurologists and psychologists - consider the structural position of women; how they are defined by reference to physiological and social markers, and how they are required to behave. They also consider ways in which different cultures identify and deal with such `natural' aspects of women as virginity, sexuality and childbearing. The broad variety of geographical perspectives reveals dissimilar as well as similar ideas about women - in their use of language and of space, matrifocality, and life trajectories
Women and space : ground rules and social maps by Shirley Ardener( Book )

38 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the relationship of women and space, and using the idea of "social maps". This book presents ethnographic evidence which shows how space must be seen in both its physical dimensions, and in its social and symbolic aspects, as experienced by women
Images of women in peace and war : cross-cultural and historical perspectives( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing sex and bending gender by Alison Shaw( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 603 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
Professional identities : policy and practice in business and bureaucracy by Shirley Ardener( )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 594 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
Identity and networks : fashioning gender and ethnicity across cultures by Shirley Ardener( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 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
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 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book deal with issues that have been of considerable significance in research on women. They range over a wide spectrum in terms of themes, geographical regions, and cultural and structural specificities. At the same time 'visibility' and 'power' are the two concerns which run through the entire volume
Women and missions : past and present : anthropological and historical perceptions( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 467 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 )

28 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 400 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 Shirley Ardener( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2020 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the world, women mediate between cultures as bilingual and multi-lingual speakers, teachers, translators, and interpreters. They may be seen as the guardians of minority languages or be perceived as 'good at languages'. However, very little has so far been published on women and language use in bilingual or multi-cultural situations. There is a considerable body of work both in bilingualism as a general phenomenon, and on language use and gender; in this collection of papers, these issues are combined. The authors are, in the main, practising social anthropologists; language teachers, interpreters, and writers have also contributed. The papers in this volume cover a wide variety of geographical and linguistic situations: from the death of Gaelic in Scotland, to the use of Spanish by Quechua and Aymara women in the Andes
Swedish ventures in Cameroon, 1883-1923 : trade and travel, people and politics : the memoir of Knut Knutson with supporting material by Knut Knutson( )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 353 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( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on family materials, historical records, and eyewitness accounts, this book shows the impact of war on individual women caught up in diverse and often treacherous situations. It relates stories of partisans in Holland, an Italian woman carrying guns and provisions in the face of hostile soldiers, and Kikuyu women involved in the Mau Mau insurrection in Kenya. A woman displaced from Silesia recalls fleeing with children across war-torn Germany, and women caught up in conflicts in Burma and in Rwanda share their tales. War's aftermath can be traumatic, as shown by journalists in Libya and by a midwife on the Cambodian border who helps refugees to give birth and regain hope. Finally, British women on active service in Afghanistan and at NATO headquarters also speak.--
The Incorporated wife( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kingdom on Mount Cameroon : studies in the history of the Cameroon Coast, 1500-1970 by Edwin Ardener( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bakweri people of Mount Cameroon, an active volcano on the coast of West Africa a few degrees north of the equator, have had a varied and at times exciting history which has brought them into contact, not only with other West African peoples, but with merchants, missionaries, soldiers and administrators from Portugal, Holland, England, Jamaica, Sweden, Germany and more recently France. Edwin Ardener, the distinguished social anthropologist who spoke their language, wrote a number of studies on the culture and history of the Bakweri kingdom. Some unpublished writings, and some published but now out of print materials are here brought together for the first time. The book covers the early contacts with the Portuguese and Dutch from the seventeenth century, the arrival of the missionaries in the nineteenth century, the dramatic defeat of the first German punitive expedition, the subsequent establishment by the Germans of the plantation system, and the British Trusteeship period until independence in 1961 as part of the Federal Republic of Cameroon."--Jacket
Money-go-rounds : the importance of rotating savings and credit associations for women( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique volume of case studies, by an international group of experts, examines ROSCAs on a worldwide basis. It will be of interest to anyone concerned with anthropology, economics, women's issues and the welfare of less developed countries
Plantation and village in the Cameroons; some economic and social studies by Edwin Ardener( Book )

15 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specimens of dialects by John Clarke( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Women and missions : past and present : anthropological and historical perceptions
Women and space : ground rules and social mapsChanging sex and bending genderProfessional identities : policy and practice in business and bureaucracyIdentity and networks : fashioning gender and ethnicity across culturesWomen 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 use
Alternative Names
Ardener, Shirley G.

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