Vingt ans de réflexion : Mètis et le genre (1992-2012)

Abstract : The encounters who made this volume possible echo back to the workshop «Around the anthropology of sexes» that Stella Georgoudi organized in 1992 during the «Ancient Greece and the Anthropology of Antiquity» conference. They also draw upon the many developments of the human sciences research of the end of the XXth century and the beginning of the XXIst. Joan Scott’s recent redefinition of gender, together with researches into history of sexuality (Foucault, Davidson) and studies in pragmatics of ancient discourses (Calame, Dupont) provide scholars specializing in Antiquity with a valuable tool for analyzing the societies they study. They enable them to observe the past without imposing rigid analytical frameworks and without assuming that «men» and «women» are ahistorical categories. This inquiry into the large topic of «function» and its adaptation to the individual aims at developing a better understanding of what was used to categorize and describe groups and persons. But it avoids assuming that sex identity is a relevant category. It calls for replacing the anthropology of the difference of sexes by the anthropology of gender.
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Sandra Boehringer, Violaine Sebillotte Cuchet. Vingt ans de réflexion : Mètis et le genre (1992-2012). Mètis - Anthropologie des mondes grecs anciens, Daedalus/EHESS, 2013, Des femmes en action. L'individu et la fonction en Grèce antique, Hors Série, pp.5-18. ⟨10.4000/books.editionsehess.2825⟩. ⟨halshs-02099764⟩

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