Women's Place in the Andes (Paperback)

Engaging Decolonial Feminist Anthropology

By Florence E. Babb, Virginia Vargas (Foreword by)

University of California Press, 9780520298170, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2018

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In Women’s Place in the Andes Florence E. Babb draws on four decades of anthropological research to reexamine the complex interworkings of gender, race, and indigeneity in Peru and beyond.  She deftly interweaves five new analytical chapters with six of her previously published works that exemplify currents in feminist anthropology and activism. Babb argues that decolonizing feminism and engaging more fully with interlocutors from the South will lead to a deeper understanding of the iconic Andean women who are subjects of both national pride and everyday scorn. This book’s novel approach goes on to set forth a collaborative methodology for rethinking gender and race in the Americas.

About the Author

Florence E. Babb is the Anthony Harrington Distinguished Professor in Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of The Tourism Encounter: Fashioning Latin American Nations and Histories.

Praise For Women's Place in the Andes: Engaging Decolonial Feminist Anthropology

"Florence Babb’s Women’s Place in the Andes: Engaging Decolonial Feminist Anthropology is a refreshing and unique collection that puts Babb’s writings since the 1970s into dialogue with her more recent work and with contemporary feminist theory broadly. ... the book ultimately illustrates in a complex, multi-scalar way one of the most important talents of the successful anthropologist, in any part of the world: that of listening."

— Journal of International Women's Studies