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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 presents a vivid description of everyday life in order to explore the concept of performance for an anthropology of gender. A detailed and evocotive 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, Pierre 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.

Product code: 9781845200350

ISBN 9781845200350
Dimensions H216xW140
On Sale Date 08/03/2004
Series LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology
No. of pages 256
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Presents a description of everyday life in order to explore the concept of performance for an anthropology of gender. This title offers an account of the lives of men and women in a South Indian fishing community that reveals fresh ways of framing gender relations, the body and kinship.