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The Performance of Gender

An Anthropology of Everyday Life in a South Indian Fishing Village

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The Performance of Gender by Cecilia Busby
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"The Performance of Gender" presents a vivid description of everyday life in order to explore the concept of "performance" for an anthropology of gender. A detailed and evocative account of the lives of men and women in a South Indian fishing community reveals new ways of framing gender relations, the body and kinship. The ethnographic account is set within the context of social and cultural theory, notably the ideas of Judith Butler, Perre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault. The study sheds new light on the ways in which gender is understood as both performative, that is enacted through everyday practices, and also substantial and embodied, that is marked out in the separate sexual fluids and procreative capacities of husbands and wives.

Author Biography

Cecilia Busby is Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths College.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
illustrations, bibliography, index
Imprint
The Athlone Press
Pages
256
Dimensions
138x216x14
ISBN-13
9780485196719
Product ID
1675974

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