Women in Anthropology

Women in Anthropology

by Shaina Carmel Indovino


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Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of anthropology, the study of people. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in anthropology, from Jane Goodall to Zora Neale Hurston, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be an anthropologist. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Anthropology to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in anthropology is something you want to do.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422229248
Publisher: Mason Crest, an Imprint of National Highlight
Publication date: 09/28/2013
Series: Major Women in Science Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 What Does It Take to Be an Anthropologist? 9

2 Ruth Benedict: Achievement Against the Odds 15

3 Zora Neale Hurston: Author & Anthropologist 19

4 Camilla Hildegarde Wedgwood: Anthropologist & Educator 23

5 Margaret Mead: Understanding the South Pacific 29

6 Erika Bourguignon: Learning from the Holocaust 35

7 Jane Goodall: Friend of the Chimpanzees 39

8 Dian Fossey: Living with Gorillas 43

9 Galina Vasilievna Starovoitova: Anthropologist & Politican 49

10 Kathy Reichs: The Real-Life "Bones" 53

11 Opportunities for Women in Anthropology 57

Index 63

About the Author & Picture Credits 64

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