To Work and To Weep
Women in Fishing Economies
Here is a cross-cultural collection of ethnographic essays (from Brazil, Newfoundland, Portugal, India, Scotland, Malaysia and Peru) that challenge popular images of women in fishing communities. Offering theoretical contentions about women in society, To Work and to Weep is a text relevant to Women's Studies as well as Ecologic and Economic Anthropology.
. ..very important to anthropologists and others engaged in Women's Studies. The question of women's status, roles, and relationships with men in settings frequently characterized by the division of labour is not at all unique to fishing communities, although they provide excellent ways to study it.- Anthropologica
The book is not only about sex roles, but about the social construction of gender, and its relationship to ecology in the broadest sense.- Bonnie J. McCay, Rutgers University