Gender and Power in Rural Greece

(Princeton University Press 1986)

An edited volume with an Introduction and Chapter by the Author

This volume of essays challenges earlier anthropological assumptions about women in Greece, and in southern Europe generally, by showing the complexities of women's lives in a range of rural Greek communities. The volume demonstrates that, contrary to anthropological formulations of "honor and shame," women exercise considerable power in household decisions and in determining the structure of their own and their children's lives.

"A welcome advance on speculative 'honor and shame,' debates this volume fills an important need in Mediterranean studies, as well as contributing to scholarship on Europe's rural populations and women in general." --Jane Schneider, Graduate Center, The City University of New York