With Our Heads Bowed

The Dynamics of Gender in a Maya Community

by Brenda Rosenbaum

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The Institute for Mesoamerican Studies, University at Albany

Studies in Culture and Society Series

"Brenda Rosenbaum has succeeded in capturing the daily routines of San Juan Chamula men and women in such a way as to reveal the gender subordination implicit in the fabric of this society. Since few of the monographs on this much studied area have addressed the issue of gender relations, this volume is a welcome and valuable addition to the field. Few ethnographers have explored the ambiguous link between ideology and social role performance in as great a depth as Brenda Rosenbaum. With her long commitment to fieldwork in San Juan Chamula she is able to demonstrate how women have been able to overreach a constraining model of behavior defined by men."
June Nash, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, City University of New York


Brenda Rosenbaum is the founder of Mayan Hands, an organization that works with Maya weavers' cooperatives. She has a PhD in anthropology from the State University of New York in Albany. 

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  • Paperback Price: $19.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-942041-14-9
  • Publication Year: 1993
  • Pages: 239
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by Brenda Rosenbaum
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-942041-14-9

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