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By Eleanor Burke Leacock

“Highly suggested, either as a significantly provided cutting-edge dialogue and as an account of the way one’s personal/political heritage informs the method of clinical inquiry.”—Choice

This vintage anthropological learn debunks the numerous myths at the back of the belief of “natural” male superiority. Drawing on huge ancient and cross-cultural learn, Eleanor Burke Leacock exhibits that says of male superiority are in keeping with rigorously built myths with out authentic historic foundation. She additionally records a variety of old examples of egalitarian gender relations.

Eleanor Burke Leacock (1922–1987) was once recognized for her ethnographic paintings between primitive societies, and her study remains to be a formative impression between feminist anthropologists.

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