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Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity
In this cross-cultural study of manhood as an achieved status, the author finds that a culturally sanctioned stress on manliness - on toughness and aggressiveness, stoicism and sexuality - is almostExpand
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Varieties of Gossip in a Spanish Rural Community1
Since publication of Gluckman's groundbreaking paper in I963, anthropologists interpreting gossip have split into two camps. The first camp, following Gluckman, is functionalist and approaches theExpand
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Monsters: Evil Beings, Mythical Beasts, And All Manner Of Imaginary Terrors
Preface 1. Introduction: Why Study Monsters? 2. How to Approach Monsters 3. The West, I: The Ancient World 4. The West, II: The Christian Era 5. Windigo: Monster of the North 6. An AmericanExpand
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Misogyny: The Male Malady
The Trotula was the most influential compendium on women's medicine in medieval Europe. Scholarly debate has long focused on the traditional attribution of the work to the mysterious Trotula, said toExpand
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Infrastructures, Societies, and History [and Comments]
The paper deals with the so-called problem of the dominance of superstructures-kinship, religion, politics-and supports the view that kinship or religion dominates social organization and the thoughtExpand
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Men and Women in Southern Spain: “Domestic Power” Revisited
This article offers a definition of “domestic power” and attempts to operationalize this for comparative study of gender relations in southern Europe. It describes male-female relations in twoExpand
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The People of the Plain: Class and Community in Lower Andalusia
Diverging from previous ethnographic studies of Spain that have limited themselves primarily to tiny mountain villages, Gilmore focuses on class relations and traditional culture in Fuenmayor, anExpand
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Carnival and Culture: Sex, Symbol, and Status in Spain
Each year in the weeks preceding the deprivations of Lent, the Andalusian region of southern Spain erupts into madcap depravity, during a February carnival of riotous celebration. Carnival featuresExpand
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