Women Traders in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Mediating Identities, Marketing Wares by Linda J. Seligmann (Paperback, 2001)
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- DescriptionThis invative volume studies women as ecomic, political, and cultural mediators of space, gender, value, and language in informal markets. Drawing on diverse methodologies-multisited fieldwork, linguistic analysis, and archival research-the contributors demonstrate how women move between and knit together household and marketplace activities. This knitting together pivots on how household practices and ecomies are translated and transferred to the market, as well as how market practices and ecomic principles become integral to the nature and construction of the household. Exploring the cultural identities and ecomic practices of women traders in ten diverse locales-Bolivia, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Peru, and the Philippines-the authors pay special attention to the effects of global forces, national ecomic policies, and ngovernmental organizations on women's participation in the market and the domestic sector. The authors also consider the impact that women's ecomic and political activities-in social movements, public protests, and more hidden kinds of subversive behavior-have on state policy, on the attitudes of different sectors of society toward female traders, and on the dynamics of the market itself. A final theme focuses on the cultural dimension of mediation. Many women traders straddle cultural spheres and move back and forth between them. Does this affect their participation in the market and their identities? How do ties of ethnicity or acts of reciprocity affect the nature of commodity exchanges? Do they create exchanges that are neither purely commodified r wholly without calculation? Or is it more often the case that ethnic commonalities and reciprocity merely mask the commodification of social and ecomic exchanges? Does this straddling lead to the emergence of new kinds of hybrid identities and practices? In considering these questions, the authors specify the ways in which consumers contribute to identity formation among market women.
- Author BiographyLinda J. Seligmann is Associate Professor of Anthropology at George Mason University. She is the author of Between Reform and Revolution: Political Struggles in the Peruvian Andes (Stanford, 1995).
- Author(s)Linda J. Seligmann
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication31/10/2001
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Content Note11 half-tones
- Weight457 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine19 mm
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