Women's roles and existential identities
beyond the sex: new directions in the anthropology of gender • Philadelphia • Published In 1990 • Pages: 75-98
By: Kopytoff, Igor.
AbstractThis article discusses traditional Suku cultural meanings and roles associated with womanhood and gender-based division of labor. It is argued that, compared to the United States of America and culturally related Western countries, Suku society provides relatively fewer constraints for women to freely assert themselves and move into positions of power. The author attributes this difference to long-standing cultural distinctions between culturally shared expectations of womanhood and the actual roles of individual women.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Central Africa
- Document Type
- Teferi Abate Adem; 2014
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Kwango district, Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Igor Kopytoff
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-98)
- Suku (African people)