Women's Status in Egalitarian Society: Implications for Social Evolution [and Comments and Reply]

@article{Leacock1978WomensSI,
  title={Women's Status in Egalitarian Society: Implications for Social Evolution [and Comments and Reply]},
  author={E. Leacock and V. Abernethy and A. Bardhan and C. Berndt and Judith K. Brown and B. Chi{\~n}as and R. Cohen and J. Leeuwe and Regula Egli-Frey and C. R. Farrer and V. Fennell and Maureen Giovannini and Brigitta Hauser-Sch{\"a}ublin and A. Hellbom and Knud-Erik Jensen and K. Jorgensen and A. McElroy and Verena Martinez‐Alier and N. Natarajan and M. Strathern and S. Wadley},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1978},
  volume={19},
  pages={247 - 275}
}
The analysis of women's status in egalitarian society is inseparable from the analysis of egalitarian social-economic structure as a whole, and concepts based on the hierarchical structure of our society distort both. To see relations of power and property that characterize our society as present in band societies, although extremely weak, obscures the qualitatively different relations that obtained when, in place of dyadic lines of dependency, each individual was dependent upon the group as a… Expand

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