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By Eleanor Burke Leacock

“Highly advised, either as a seriously provided state of the art dialogue and as an account of the way one’s personal/political historical past informs the method of medical inquiry.”—Choice

This vintage anthropological research debunks the various myths at the back of the belief of “natural” male superiority. Drawing on vast historic and cross-cultural examine, Eleanor Burke Leacock indicates that says of male superiority are in line with conscientiously developed myths with out real historic foundation. She additionally records a variety of historic examples of egalitarian gender relations.

Eleanor Burke Leacock (1922–1987) was once famous for her ethnographic paintings between primitive societies, and her learn continues to be a formative effect between feminist anthropologists.

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