An Awkward Relationship: The Case of Feminism and Anthropology

  title={An Awkward Relationship: The Case of Feminism and Anthropology},
  author={Marilyn Strathern},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={276 - 292}
  • M. Strathern
  • Published 1 January 1987
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  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Feminist scholarship offers the promise of a common ground between disciplines. Yet this very promise also raises questions about the impact of feminist theory on mainstream disciplinary development. Indeed, the one idea-the desirability of establishing autonomous women's studies centers-invariably recalls the other-the desirability of revolutionizing mainstream establishments-a pair of propositions which encapsulates the ideational divide between autonomy and integration that gives feminist… 
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