Papago Woman

Papago Woman A valued classic by a foremost female anthropologist Underhill s fine ethnographic work gives us at least a glimpse into a time that will not come again yet a time that will forever shape the future

  • Title: Papago Woman
  • Author: Ruth M. Underhill
  • ISBN: 9780881330427
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • A valued classic by a foremost female anthropologist Underhill s fine ethnographic work gives us at least a glimpse into a time that will not come again, yet a time that will forever shape the future Her approach is reverential, without being too sentimental The study of culture is enriched by Underhill s writings, and the life history presented in Papago Woman stands cA valued classic by a foremost female anthropologist Underhill s fine ethnographic work gives us at least a glimpse into a time that will not come again, yet a time that will forever shape the future Her approach is reverential, without being too sentimental The study of culture is enriched by Underhill s writings, and the life history presented in Papago Woman stands clear as an excellent example of her devotion to her subject.

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    1. Easy read, but full of biases. As an educational tool can be used to explain ritual. It's the story of a Todo'onham woman (no longer Papago), who shares her native philosophy and how it has influenced her life experiences. This book is an early example of ethnographic work in the Anthropology fieldAlthough Underhill is the author of this book, she doesn't write from a native perspective, she writes from a western perspective. Therefore, the 'meat' of her experience is lost

    2. One of the most captivating ethnographic pieces I've ever read. It is a fine example of a life-history ethnography, and reads like the best love story and adventure. Underhill makes a point of detailing her editorial hand in the publication to tell a story that makes sense to a non-native reader. I have read this book at least ten times, and I assign it to my anthropology students to read as well.

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