Ellen Lewin

Ellen Lewin is a cultural anthropologist who holds a joint appointment in the departments of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies and Anthropology at The University of Iowa. She is the author of Recognizing Ourselves: Ceremonies of Lesbian and Gay Commitment and Gay Fatherhood: Narratives of Family and Citizenship in America.



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stories often shape, rather than simply reflect, human conduct.”
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To some extent, feminist scholars now working to overturn the excesses of the earlier preoccupation with universal female subordination, principally represented by new critical writings by women of color, have made a similar error. These authors have attempted to extricate themselves from the hegemony of a single view of “woman” (what Gloria Anzaldúa has infelicitously called “whitefeminism”), highlighting the importance of cultural and historical variability in the shaping of women’s experience and definition of themselv
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how they, in fact, negotiate their identities in collaboration with or in opposition to prevailing cultural expectations.
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