Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism

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CONTENTS
The Story Began Long Ago1
I.Commitment from the Mirror-Writing Box5
The triple bind6
Silence in time6
Rites of passage8
The Guilt9
Freedom and the masses11
For the people, by the people, and from the people12
Vertically imposed language: on clarity, craftsmanship, and She who steals language15
A sketched window on the world20
The infinite play of empty mirrors22
Writing woman28
IIThe Language of Nativism: Anthropology as a Scientific Conversation of Man with Man47
The reign of worn codes47
The positivist dream: We, the natives; They, the natives49
A Western Science of man55
A Myth of mythology59
What “man” and which “man”?64
Gossip and science: a conversation on what I love according to truth67
Nativist interpretation70
See them as they see each other73
III.Difference: “A Special Third World Women Issue”79
The policy of “separate development”80
The sense of specialness86
The question of roots and authenticity89
Infinite layers: I am not i can be you and me90
The female identity enclosure95
Third World?97
“Woman” and the subtle power of linguistic exclusion100
Subject-in-the-making102
Ethnicity or womanhood: whose duality?103
The Gender controversy107

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • The Story Began Long Ago … 1
  • I - Commitment from the Mirror-Writing Box 5
  • II - The Language of Nativism- Anthropology as a Scientific Conversation of Man with Man 47
  • III - Difference- "A Special Third World Women Issue" 79
  • IV - Grandma’s Story 119
  • Notes 153
  • Selected Bibliography 161
  • Index 169
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