"This book is a diverse yet surprisingly comprehensive examinationof women's experiences as traders indifferent anthropological settings. The analytic traditions used vary, but what unites the essays is that the authors' overall concernis to show how gender ideologies and women's market participationinteract in ways that wehave scarcely understood until now." - Susan Russell, northern Illinois University "A compilation which delves into new areas of ethnographic research and makes significant contributions to the anthropology of work ...It also opens up an interesting branch of research regarding identity creation in a globalized world where metaphoric borders are slowly fading away in previously unimaginable ways." - Anthropology of Work Review
About the Author
Linda J. Seligmann is Associate Professor of Anthropology at George Mason University. She is the author of "Between Reform and Revolution: Political Struggles in the Peruvian Andes" (Stanford, 1995).