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Murphy, Yolanda

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Works: 12 works in 58 publications in 2 languages and 1,862 library holdings
Genres: Art  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Yolanda Murphy
Women of the forest by Yolanda Murphy( Book )

31 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it originally appeared, this groundbreaking ethnography was one of the first works to focus on gender in anthropology. The thirtieth anniversary edition of Women of the Forest reconfirms the book's importance for contemporary studies on gender and life in the Amazon. The book covers Yolanda and Robert Murphy's year of fieldwork among the Mundurucu people of Brazil in 1952. The Murphy's ethnographic analysis takes into account the historical, ecological, and cultural setting of the Mundurucu, including the mythology surrounding women, women's work and household life, marriage and child rearing, the effects of social change on the female role, sexual antagonism, and the means by which women compensate for their low social position. The new foreword - written collectively by renowned anthropologists who were all students of the Murphys -- is both a tribute to the Murphys and a critical reflection on the continued relevance of their work today
Shoshone-Bannock subsistence and society by Robert F Murphy( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mundurucu : SQ13( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mundurucu live in the Brazilian states of Pará and Amazonas. Mundurucu subsistence focuses on agriculture supplemented with hunting and fishing. There are two groups of Mundurucu who live in the basins of two major tributaries of the Amazon, the Tapajós and Madeira rivers. The Río Tapajós group is the geographical focus of this collection of sixteen documents. The temporal focus is on the period of 1952-1953 when Robert and Yolanda Murphy did their field work in the area, and 1979-1981 when Burkhalter did his study of the Mundurucu. The eight studies by the Murphys comprise the major portion of this file and cover a wide range of ethnographic topics relevant to the Mundurucu. The document by Burkhalter and Murphy describes socio-cultural changes that have taken place in Mundurucu society from the end of the Murphy's field work to that of Burkhalter's. Historical depth to the file is provided in the works of Tocantins and Martius, both of which provide brief ethnographic summaries of the Mundurucu for the nineteenth century
Shoshone-Bannock subsistence and society by Robert Francis Murphy( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1976 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As condicões atuais dos mundurucú by Robert F Murphy( Book )

2 editions published in 1954 in Portuguese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, work and property in a South American tribe by Robert Francis Murphy( )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As condições atuais dos mundurucú (con 2 mapas e 21 estampas) by Robert Francis Murphy( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mohave pottery by Alfred Louis Kroeber( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shoshone-Bannock subsistence and society by Robert Francis Murphy( )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women of the forest by Yolanda Murphy( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This book] details [a] battle of the sexes in which reality squarely contradicts ideology. The Mundurucu men sleep in a men's house, and the women and children live in the dwellings, sharing a warm collective existence. They perform their daily tasks in a convivial sisterhood and their authority over the practical matters of living equals that of the men. But the official, male-dominated ideology depicts the women as second-class citizens, subservient to men. The [authors'] analysis considers the historical, ecological, and cultural setting in which the Mundurucu live, the mythology concerning women, the woman's work and household life, marriage and child rearing, and the impact of social change on the female role. The authors give particular attention to sexual antagonism and the means by which women compensate, in actual practice, for their low public position.-Back cover
Handbook of North American Indians by Warren L D'Azevedo( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Editorial files include correspondence between editors and authors, meeting reports, planning committee materials, general business records, draft chapters, and final essays
Women of the forest: thirtieth anniversary edition by Yolanda Murphy( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Yolanda Murphy American anthropologist

Yolanda Murphy Amerikaans antropologe

Yolanda Murphy US-amerikanische Anthropologin

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