The Use and Abuse of Anthropology: Reflections on Feminism and Cross-Cultural Understanding

  title={The Use and Abuse of Anthropology: Reflections on Feminism and Cross-Cultural Understanding},
  author={Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={389 - 417}
  • M. Rosaldo
  • Published 1 April 1980
  • Sociology
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
This is an article about questions. Feminists have managed, in recent years, to impress a matter of undeniable importance on both academic and popular audiences alike. Previously blinded by bias, we have begun a "discovery" of women and have reported a good deal of data on women's lives, needs, and interests that earlier scholars ignored. Sexist traditions have, of course, made our records uneven. Now more than ever we see just how little is known about women. And the urgency experienced by… 
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