An improved version of the first edition, it includes a chapter on the concept of the 'powerful power of the powerless' by using the author's life experiences. A Good book to use in an introductory women studies and feminist theory classes. It offers an excellent analysis of feminist theory in a multicentric fashion. The book starts by exploring the role of religions in promoting patriarchy. In the process of the latter exploration, the book offers alternative women stories in religions. Additionally the book examines the role of different modes of production, the intersection of ethicity, class and gender, as well as the association of men with culture and women with nature, in gender relations, among various cultures. Lastly, the book provides useful insights into factors that account for the feminization of poverty.
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Dr. Boatamo Mosupyoe is an anthropologist who acquired her education both in South Africa and the United States. Among her many degrees, are Masters Degree and a Ph.D from University of California, Berkeley. She is currently affiliated with the College of Alameda, but has been a professor also at the University of Washington, Tacoma branch. She has been recognized and received many accolates for her work in anthropology and women studies. Among them are more than one listing in Whose, Who among America's Teachers, and 1999 Faculty of the Year.Review:
A excellent introduction to feminist theory reinforced by real life cross cultural experiences. -- Reader on Amazon.com
This book . . . offers very helpful insights in the understanding of concepts like feminization of poverty, center and decenter . . . -- Reader-Amazon.com
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