The Resource Gender ideology and psychological reality : an essay on cultural reproduction, Melford E. Spiro

Gender ideology and psychological reality : an essay on cultural reproduction, Melford E. Spiro

Label
Gender ideology and psychological reality : an essay on cultural reproduction
Title
Gender ideology and psychological reality
Title remainder
an essay on cultural reproduction
Statement of responsibility
Melford E. Spiro
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do members of a society espouse culturally constituted beliefs that are at odds with their personal interests and experiences? In this book Melford Spiro, a psychological anthropologist, answers this question by investigating ideologies of gender and sex relations in Burma, according to which men are superior and women are morally and sexually dangerous - despite the reality that women enjoy high economic, legal, and social status. Spiro argues that these sexist ideologies - prevalent in most of the human world - are an expression of male anxieties and insecurities." "Spiro propose a theory of cultural reproduction that is an alternative to the enculturation model of radical cultural determinism. He postulates that cultural systems are reproduced only insofar as they are internalized by members of society and that this occurs if these systems resonate with members' conscious and unconscious beliefs and desires or are employed by them as a resource for the construction of defense mechanisms. He compares his firsthand observations of a Burmese village to extensive data from a wide array of other societies (including our own) and argues that this explanation applies to all societies."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
305.3/09591
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN635.B8
LC item number
S63 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Gender ideology and psychological reality : an essay on cultural reproduction, Melford E. Spiro
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-209) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Cultural Internalization: Unconscious Desires and Beliefs
  • 6.
  • Culturally Constituted Defenses and Psychopathology
  • 7.
  • Internalization of Sex and Gender Ideologies
  • 8.
  • Conclusions and Implications
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Males and Females in Village Burma
  • 3.
  • Cultural Internalization: Conscious Desires and Beliefs
  • 4.
  • The Concept of Desire
Control code
ocn861792751
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300146554
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt2zxhhc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b32173350
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861792751
  • jstor0300146558

Library Locations

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