Elsie Clews Parsons: Inventing Modern Life Desley Deacon

ISBN: 9781299104532

Published: May 10th 2014


541 pages


Elsie Clews Parsons: Inventing Modern Life  by  Desley Deacon

Elsie Clews Parsons: Inventing Modern Life by Desley Deacon
May 10th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 541 pages | ISBN: 9781299104532 | 9.40 Mb

Elsie Clews Parsons was a pioneering feminist, an eminent anthropologist, and an ardent social critic. In Elsie Clews Parsons, Desley Deacon reconstructs Parsonss efforts to overcome gender biases in both academia and society.Wonderfully illuminating. . . . Parsonss work resonates strikingly to current trends in anthropology.-George W. Stocking, Jr., Journal of the Royal Anthropological InstituteThis is the biography of a woman so interesting and effective-a cross between Margaret Mead and Georgia OKeeffe.

. . . A nuanced portrait of this vivid woman.-Tanya Luhrmann, New York Times Book ReviewA marvelous new book about the life of Elsie Clews Parsons. . . . Its as though she is sitting on the next rock, a contemporary struggling with the same issues that confront women today: how to combine work, love and child-rearing into one life.-Abigail Trafford, Washington PostParsonss splendid life and work continue to illuminate current puzzles about acculturation and diversity.-New Yorker

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