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Caplan, Patricia

Overview
Works: 65 works in 294 publications in 4 languages and 10,408 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HQ1154, 301.412
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patricia Caplan
The Cultural construction of sexuality by Patricia Caplan( Book )

50 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Women united, women divided : comparative studies of ten contemporary cultures( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a collection of nine articles about widely differing societies, the authors explore the way women exhibit solidarity with one another and how they use such solidarity to ameliorate or change their position vis-a-vis men
Gendered fields : women, men, and ethnography by Diane Bell( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines and explores the progress of feminist anthropology, the gendered nature of fieldwork itself, and the articulation of gender with other aspects of the persona of the ethnographer
Class & gender in India : women and their organizations in a south Indian city by Patricia Caplan( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Priests and cobblers; a study of social change in a Hindu village in western Nepal by Patricia Caplan( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study conducted at Duari Village of Belaspur District, Nepal
Choice and constraint in a Swahili community : property, hierarchy, and cognatic descent on the East African coast by Patricia Caplan( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food, health, and identity by Patricia Caplan( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food, Health and Identity raises topical issues such as the perceptions of risk, the increase of vegetarianism, and the relative ineffectiveness of official eating advice.; It will provide invaluable reading for students of anthropology, cultural studies and health promotion as well as those scientists and policymakers who are concerned with food. The introduction explains how social scientists can help us understand why people eat what they do. In the following chapters well known anthropologists and sociologists discuss themes of change, continuity and identity in food and eating in Britain today
African voices, African lives : personal narratives from a Swahili village by Patricia Caplan( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethics of anthropology : debates and dilemmas by Patricia Caplan( Book )

16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the inception of their discipline, anthropologists have studied virtually every conceivable aspect of other peoples' morality - religion, social control, sin, virtue, evil, duty, purity and pollution. But what of the examination of anthropology itself, and of its agendas, epistemes, theories and praxes? In 1991, Raymond Firth spoke of social anthropology as an essentially moral discipline. Is such a view outmoded in a postmodern era? Do anthropological ethics have to be re-thought each generation as the conditions of the discipline change, and as choices collide with moral alternatives? The Ethics of Anthropology looks at some of these crucial issues as they reflect on researcher relations, privacy, authority, secrecy and ownership of knowledge. The book combines theoretical papers and case studies from eminent scholars including Lisette Josephides, Steven Nugent, Marilyn Silverman, Andrew Spiegel and Veronica Strang. Showing how the topic of ethics goes to the heart of anthropology, it raises the controversial question of why - and for whom - the anthropological discipline functions
Understanding disputes : the politics of argument( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are disputes ever really resolved, or do people need to find ways of accommodating them and living with the consequences? Can dispute settlement procedures at the local level be transferred to wider environments? In attempting to answer these questions, some of the foremost specialists in the anthropology of law and disputing behaviour examine how people in a variety of social settings, ranging from Ireland to East Africa, deal with quarrels and seek to resolve or accommodate them. This stimulating volume should be of interest to anyone concerned about the huge increase in conflict in many parts of the world
Risk revisited( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Risk" is a keyword in contemporary debates in social theory. In this volume, contributors reexamine the concept of risk. Looking at the topic from a cross-cultural perspective, they challenge the Eurocentric frameworks within which notions of risk are more commonly considered
Women united, women divided : cross-cultural perspectives on female solidarity( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swahili modernities : culture, politics, and identity on the east coast of Africa( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book considers the themes of modernity, identity, and politics on the East African coast and islands. Currently, this area is undergoing rapid change as "globalization" makes its impact. Tourism, increased monetization, emigration from and immigration to the area, and the varying policies of multinational agencies and local states are all significant factors. These chapters reveal some of the ways in which the Swahili seek to maintain their boundaries, even as they adapt their cultural practices to new realities."--Jacket
Les Swahili entre Afrique et Arabie by Table Ronde Swahili: Réseaux et Echanges dans les Sociétés Côtières d'Afrique Orientale( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikidadi : individual biography and national history in Tanzania by Patricia Caplan( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikidadi wa Mafia : maisha ya mwanaharakati na familia yake nchini Tanzania by Patricia Caplan( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in Swahili and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pat Caplan is a social anthropologist who began doing research on Mafia Island for her Ph. D. in the 1960s when Mikidadi and his relatives made her part of their family . She has continued to revisit the island periodically since then and has published several books and written many articles based on her research. Her books include 'African Voices, African Lives' and she has also made a film about Kanga village: Life on Mafia Island (www.youtube.com) with a Swahili version 'Maisha ya Watu Kisiwani Mafia'. In addition, she maintains a web site about Mafia: www.mafia-island-tanzania.gold.ac.uk which includes a historical photo gallery. Pat Caplan is retired from full-time teaching, but still gives lectures and conference papers, carries out research and publishes. She also enjoys her five grandchildren. The book: The idea for this book has grown out of an engagement with Mafia Island, Tanzania over the last forty-five years, during which time I have made seven research trips there, and published numerous articles and books. Some people on the island have become close friends, indeed quasi-kin, and I have been closely involved in their lives. One such person, whom I knew when he was an adolescent back in 1965, was Mikidadi Kichange, who treated me as his older sister for all the years of our friendship, until his untimely death in 2002. Apart from our meetings when I was in Tanzania, he shared through regular letters his education, training in forestry, national service, marriage and the birth of two daughters, the care of many children of relatives, his employment and his founding of an NGO for the betterment of the island. Although Mikidadi never managed to return to full-time education as he had wished, he read widely in Swahili, English and Arabic. By the time of our last meeting in the summer of 2002, when we worked together for several months on Mafia, he had become a colleague and interlocutor, as well as a 'younger brother' and friend. Since his unexpected death in the autumn of 2002 at the age of 49 I have considered how he might be remembered by the writing of a book about his life which would also illustrate the profound changes which have taken place on Mafia Island, and in Tanzania more widely since independence. I would call this work biographical history, as well as historical biography in which the lives of ordinary people reveal their struggles, constraints, and, as in this case, an extraordinary ability to overcome their circumstances
Feasts, fasts and famine : food for thought : an inaugral lecture by Patricia Caplan( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feasts, fasts, famine : food for thought : professional inaugural lecture delivered at Goldsmiths' College 21 May 1992 by Patricia Caplan( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boys' circumcision and girls' puberty rites among the Swahili of Mafia Island, Tanzania by Patricia Caplan( )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Male daughters, female husbands : gender and sex in an African society by Ifi Amadiume( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early study of queer theory and non-Western feminism, challenging the concept of gender
 
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Gendered fields : women, men, and ethnography
Alternative Names
Caplan, A. P.

Caplan, A. P. (A. Patricia)

Caplan, A. P. (Ann Patricia)

Caplan, Ann Patricia.

Caplan, Pat.

Caplan, Patricia

Languages
English (220)

French (8)

Swahili (4)

Italian (2)

Covers
Gendered fields : women, men, and ethnographyFood, health, and identityAfrican voices, African lives : personal narratives from a Swahili villageThe ethics of anthropology : debates and dilemmasUnderstanding disputes : the politics of argumentRisk revisitedSwahili modernities : culture, politics, and identity on the east coast of AfricaFeasts, fasts and famine : food for thought : an inaugral lectureFeasts, fasts, famine : food for thought : professional inaugural lecture delivered at Goldsmiths' College 21 May 1992