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Gentlemen and Amazons : the Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900

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Gentlemen and Amazons : the Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900
Title
Gentlemen and Amazons
Title remainder
the Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gentlemen and Amazons traces the nineteenth-century genesis and development of an important contemporary myth about human origins: that of an original prehistoric matriarchy. Cynthia Eller explores the intellectual history of the myth, which arose from male scholars who mostly wanted to vindicate the patriarchal family model as a higher stage of human development. Eller tells the stories these men told, analyzes the gendered assumptions they made, and provides the necessary context for understanding how feminists of the 1970s and 1980s embraced as historical "fact" a discredited nineteenth-century idea
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Eller, Cynthia
Dewey number
  • 306.85/9
  • 306.859
Index
index present
LC call number
GN799.W66 .E487 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women, Prehistoric
  • Religion, Prehistoric
  • Matriarchy
  • Matrilineal kinship
  • Patriarchy
  • Feminist theory
  • Amazone
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Feminist theory
  • Matriarchy
  • Matrilineal kinship
  • Patriarchy
  • Religion, Prehistoric
  • Women, Prehistoric
  • Matriarchat
  • Mythos
  • Urgesellschaft
Label
Gentlemen and Amazons : the Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Gentlemen and Amazons; Title; Copyright; For Teresa M. Shaw, my favorite historian; CONTENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1 The Travels and Travails of Matriarchal Myth; THE "MYTH" IN MATRIARCHAL MYTH; 2 Amazons Everywhere: Matriarchal Myth before Bachofen; THE ENDURING APPEAL OF THE AMAZON; EARLY ETHNOGRAPHY; DEVELOPING AN EVOLUTIONARY TIME LINE; MATRIARCHY AND THE SOCIALIST IMAGINATION; INFLUENCES ON BACHOFEN; 3 On the Launching Pad: J.J. Bachofen and 'Das Mutterrecht'; JOHANN JAKOB BACHOFEN, 1815-1878; THE CHRONOLOGY OF HUMAN HISTORY IN BACHOFEN'S DAS MUTTERRECHT
  • BACHOFEN AND THE INTERPRETATION OF MYTHPROGRESS AND NOSTALGIA: BACHOFEN ON WOMEN, RELIGION, HISTORY, AND GOVERNMENT; BACHOFEN'S LEGACY; 4 The Matriarchal Explosion: Anthropology Finds Mother Right (and Itself); HENRY SUMNER MAINE'S PATRIARCHAL THEORY; JOHN FERGUSON McLENNAN: THEORIST OF MARRIAGE AND CONNOISSEUR OF THE BIZARRE; MOVING BEYOND McLENNAN: SIR JOHN LUBBOCK'S MATRIARCHAL MYTH; SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: HERBERT SPENCER CHAMPIONS PATRIARCHY; REPORTING FROM THE FIELD:LEWIS HENRY MORGAN; WILLIAM ROBERTSON SMITH AND THE ARABIAN CASE; E.B. TYLOR AND THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL SEAL OF APPROVAL
  • 5 Making Matriarchal Myth Work:Communists and Feminists Discover the Mother AgeFRIEDRICH ENGELS AND THE ORIGIN OF THE FAMILY, PRIVATE PROPERTY, AND THE STATE; THE FIRST CHAPTER OF AUGUST BEBEL'S WOMAN AND SOCIALISM; FEMINISTS ON THE FIRST WAVE; 6 Mother Right on the Continent; ETHNOLOGY IN GERMANY; THE GERMAN SYNTHESIS: JULIUS LIPPERT'S VERSION OF MATRIARCHAL MYTH; SEX, MARRIAGE, AND DARWIN; PROPERTY AND LAW, WOMEN AND MEN; MOTHER R IGHT AND THE ETERNAL FEMININE; THE ARYAN MOTHER; LATE ENTRANTS TO THE MATRIARCHAL DEBATE; 7 Struggling to Stay Alive: Anthropology and Matriarchal Myth
  • THE SOCIALIST DEFECTION FROM MATRIARCHAL MYTHTHE MARGINALIZATION OF MATRIARCHAL MYTH IN ANTHROPOLOGY; FIELDWORK AS THE NEW ANTHROPOLOGICAL IMPERATIVE; THE IMPACT OF NEW ETHNOGRAPHY ON MATRIARCHAL MYTH; 8 Matriarchal Myth in the Late Nineteenth Century: Why Then? Why Not Before?; PRECONDITIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MATRIARCHAL MYTH; THE PATRIARCHAL FAMILY IN TROUBLE; NOTES; Bibliography; Index
Control code
756484686
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613291813
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613291813
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsxf48
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756484686
Label
Gentlemen and Amazons : the Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Gentlemen and Amazons; Title; Copyright; For Teresa M. Shaw, my favorite historian; CONTENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1 The Travels and Travails of Matriarchal Myth; THE "MYTH" IN MATRIARCHAL MYTH; 2 Amazons Everywhere: Matriarchal Myth before Bachofen; THE ENDURING APPEAL OF THE AMAZON; EARLY ETHNOGRAPHY; DEVELOPING AN EVOLUTIONARY TIME LINE; MATRIARCHY AND THE SOCIALIST IMAGINATION; INFLUENCES ON BACHOFEN; 3 On the Launching Pad: J.J. Bachofen and 'Das Mutterrecht'; JOHANN JAKOB BACHOFEN, 1815-1878; THE CHRONOLOGY OF HUMAN HISTORY IN BACHOFEN'S DAS MUTTERRECHT
  • BACHOFEN AND THE INTERPRETATION OF MYTHPROGRESS AND NOSTALGIA: BACHOFEN ON WOMEN, RELIGION, HISTORY, AND GOVERNMENT; BACHOFEN'S LEGACY; 4 The Matriarchal Explosion: Anthropology Finds Mother Right (and Itself); HENRY SUMNER MAINE'S PATRIARCHAL THEORY; JOHN FERGUSON McLENNAN: THEORIST OF MARRIAGE AND CONNOISSEUR OF THE BIZARRE; MOVING BEYOND McLENNAN: SIR JOHN LUBBOCK'S MATRIARCHAL MYTH; SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: HERBERT SPENCER CHAMPIONS PATRIARCHY; REPORTING FROM THE FIELD:LEWIS HENRY MORGAN; WILLIAM ROBERTSON SMITH AND THE ARABIAN CASE; E.B. TYLOR AND THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL SEAL OF APPROVAL
  • 5 Making Matriarchal Myth Work:Communists and Feminists Discover the Mother AgeFRIEDRICH ENGELS AND THE ORIGIN OF THE FAMILY, PRIVATE PROPERTY, AND THE STATE; THE FIRST CHAPTER OF AUGUST BEBEL'S WOMAN AND SOCIALISM; FEMINISTS ON THE FIRST WAVE; 6 Mother Right on the Continent; ETHNOLOGY IN GERMANY; THE GERMAN SYNTHESIS: JULIUS LIPPERT'S VERSION OF MATRIARCHAL MYTH; SEX, MARRIAGE, AND DARWIN; PROPERTY AND LAW, WOMEN AND MEN; MOTHER R IGHT AND THE ETERNAL FEMININE; THE ARYAN MOTHER; LATE ENTRANTS TO THE MATRIARCHAL DEBATE; 7 Struggling to Stay Alive: Anthropology and Matriarchal Myth
  • THE SOCIALIST DEFECTION FROM MATRIARCHAL MYTHTHE MARGINALIZATION OF MATRIARCHAL MYTH IN ANTHROPOLOGY; FIELDWORK AS THE NEW ANTHROPOLOGICAL IMPERATIVE; THE IMPACT OF NEW ETHNOGRAPHY ON MATRIARCHAL MYTH; 8 Matriarchal Myth in the Late Nineteenth Century: Why Then? Why Not Before?; PRECONDITIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MATRIARCHAL MYTH; THE PATRIARCHAL FAMILY IN TROUBLE; NOTES; Bibliography; Index
Control code
756484686
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613291813
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613291813
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsxf48
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756484686

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