Weaving Women's Lives

Item No: 1186

$ 29.95

  • Louise Lamphere met Eva Price in 1965 in Sheep Springs, New Mexico, on the eastern side of the Navajo Reservation, while Lamphere was doing fieldwork for her dissertation in social anthropology at Harvard University. Over the next forty years, Lamphere developed a strong friendship with Price that expanded to include Eva's daughter, Carole Cadman, and granddaughter, Valerie Darwin.  When Price expressed her desire to pass along her teachings about Navajo life to her children and grandchildren,  Lamphere collaborated with Price, Cadman, and Darwin to create a narrative that highlights the voices of three generations of Navajo women, placing them within the context of the larger American society rather than presenting the Navajo as an isolated indigenous culture.
    • Author: Louise Lamphere
    • Paperback or Hardcover: 344 pages
    • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (November 16, 2007))
    • ISBN-10: 0826342787
    • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Louise Lamphere has been a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico since 1986. She is also former president of the American Anthropological Association. Eva Price is a member of the Navajo Nation and lives in northwest New Mexico. Carole Cadman is a member of the Navajo Nation and lives in northwest New Mexico. Valerie Darwin is a member of the Navajo Nation and lives in northwest New Mexico.
  • As individual threads are woven to create a unique pattern, so have Navajo women pulled together elements of Navajo and Anglo culture to create a new blueprint for their lives.
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