In this Book

Contested Identities
summary

In this collection leading anthropologists provide a comprehensive yet highly nuanced view of what it means to be a Greek man or woman, married or unmarried, functioning within a complex society based on kinship ties. Exploring the ways in which sexual identity is constructed, these authors discuss, for example, how going out for coffee embodies dominant ideas about female sexuality, moral virtue, and autonomy; why men in a Lesbos village maintain elaborate friendships with nonfamily members while the women do not; why young housewives often participate in conflict-resolution rituals; and how the dominant role of mature married householders is challenged by unmarried persons who emphasize spontaneity and personal autonomy. This collection demonstrates that kinship and gender identities in Greece are not unitary and fixed: kinship is organized in several highly specific forms, and gender identities are plural, competing, antagonistic, and are continually being redefined by contexts and social change.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Title, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. INTRODUCTION Gender and Kinship in Marriage and Alternative Contexts
  2. Peter Loizos AND Evthymios Papataxiarchis
  3. pp. 1-26
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. PART I: Gender and Kinship in Married Life
  1. CHAPTER 1 Gender, Kinship, and Religion: “Reconstructing” the Anthropology of Greece
  2. Jill Dubisch
  3. pp. 29-46
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. CHAPTER 2 Cosmos and Gender in Village Greece
  2. Juliet Du Boulay
  3. pp. 47-78
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. CHAPTER 3 Silence, Submission, and Subversion: Toward a Poetics of Womanhood
  2. Michael Herzfeld
  3. pp. 79-97
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. CHAPTER 4 The Resolution of Conflict through Song in Greek Ritual Therapy
  2. Loring M. Danforth
  3. pp. 98-113
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. CHAPTER 5 The Limits of Kinship
  2. Roger Just
  3. pp. 114-132
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. PART II: Gender and Kinship outside Marriage
  1. CHAPTER 6 Sisters in Christ: Metaphors of Kinship among Greek Nuns
  2. A. Marina Iossifides
  3. pp. 135-155
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. CHAPTER 7 Friends of the Heart: Male Commensal Solidarity, Gender, and Kinship in Aegean Greece
  2. Evthymios Papataxiarchis
  3. pp. 156-179
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. CHAPTER 8 Going Out for Coffee? Contesting the Grounds of Gendered Pleasures in Everyday Sociability
  2. Jane K. Cowan
  3. pp. 180-202
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. CHAPTER 9 Hunters and Hunted: Kamaki and the Ambiguities of Sexual Predation in a Greek Town
  2. Sofka Zinovieff
  3. pp. 203-220
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. CHAPTER 10 Gender, Sexuality, and the Person in Greek Culture
  2. Peter Loizos AND Evthymios Papataxiarchis
  3. pp. 221-234
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 235-236
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Literature Cited
  2. pp. 237-254
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 255-261
  3. restricted access Download |
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.