Based ona considerable amount of fieldwork in Calcutta, India, this extract (Donner, H. 2016) implements the first ethnography of how middle-class women inIndia apprehend and experience economic prosperity through the evolution offamily life. It explores their conceptions, practices and experiences of marriage,childbirth, and their children’s education. She then delves into the repercussionsthat globalization is having on the new middle classes in Asia, more broadly,from a domestic perspective and how this re-defining woman’s identity. (By centralisingthe topic of maternity in her writing, this extract explores subjective understandingof the way the family is affected by India’s newly immerging neo-liberalideologies that accompany through an analysis of often competing ideologies andmultiple practices.
) Donner sheds some light on women’s agency as wives,mothers and grandmothers in these new frameworks, Domestic Goddesses confer theexperiences of different age groups affected by these changes as they recognisethat woman’s identities are shifting and changing according to changes to attitudesin society. Through a careful analysis of women’s narratives, the domesticsphere is shown to represent the key site for the remaking of Indianmiddle-class citizens in a global world. This unprecedented insight intothe class system through the family structure Gender age on identity,Inthis extract, Eriksen (2010) presents a clear outline ofanthropology, targeting fundamental topics to the discipline, such as, age,gender and ethnicity, offering an array of examples which exhibit the vastscope of anthropology and the essence of a comparative perspective. What makes ‘SmallPlaces, Large Issues (2010)’ so potent in presenting argument on the subject ofage, gender and identity is his reviews of crucial monographs to illustrate hisargument. Eriksen’s clear and accessible text uses evidence adequately as hepicks apart the main argument made by ethnographers such as and analyses thegender……..what’s interesting is that Eriksen delves deep into the morality thatmen and woman shared by putting forward the example of the two distinctly gendered values in the Carrabin; menperuse to enhance their reputation and woman their respectability which entailstwo different ways of perceiving and experiencing the world (P.
Wilson 1978). Alsotalk about how fluid gender can be for example in certain societies, gay menare considered to be “intermediate” meaning they are nor male nor female. Which bridging theperceived gap between “classic” and “contemporary”anthropology Identity and intersectionality:In this extract, Woodward K. (2004) questions identity focusing on theindividual’s perception of self in relation to others. Shethen goes on to explore how our world is becoming more and more unstable, butprevailing changes offer new opportunities as well as new challenges. Woodwarddeliberates whether or not gender, class and ethnicity offer lucidity about whowe are, or if these factors are to be seen as limitations on our autonomy tochoose our own identities. ( Are we untimely bound by the social constraintsand inequalities with which we started out.
) This text provides an easily graspable examination of identity by weaving references of multiplesociologists, psychologists and anthropologists throughout the text to criticallyanalyse how identities are shaped. Woodward uses the evidence well to supporthis argument that identity is fluid as it is a reflection of socialinteractions and it can change over time as we adopt different roles ……..
. Identity: gender and war:In the newestedition of her book, Cockburn (2015) gives (or provides) an in-depth account ofthe most important theories, debates, issues and methodologies on the topic of genderidentity, we find that the book is written from a feminist perspective,discussing woman’s experience of identity and sexuality in the context of war. Furthermore, the insights of feminist theory are often mergedwith a range of other disciplines including International Relations (hence forthIR) to create a new perspective I itself: Feminist IR. I believe this has changedthe way we look at feminism as it is no longer a stand-alone theory but is nowlinked with a discipline which examines issues around The large spectrum offeminist and gender theories are extremely potent in explaining the importanceto contemporary global issues such as human rights, rape in war, terrorism, humanand arms traffickingDiaspora: In this….. (article?), GeorginaTsolidis explores the term diaspora through a sociological perspective. The writer starts by stating that this articleis based off her personal experience of diaspora, although this makes the piecefeel more intimate, one potential flaw to this is that the article isn’tfactual, therefore, it may not be . Tsolidis goes onto exploring the etymology of the word diasporashe mentions, the word diaspora is a potent word in describing ….
. (defineword) however she also conveys that many varying definitions are attached to itwhich makes it hard to use but on the other hand