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Woman as gift

Posted on the 12 November, 2012 at 8:20 pm Written by in Research

Why use time and resources for a phd course on “archaic” gift exchange theory, outlined by nowadays somewhat “obscure” theorists like French structuralist Claude Levi-Strauss?

Because, perhaps, there was “something  in it”? Something true, across sciences? Something with women “between” men, not just “opposed to” men?

This course enlists main University of Oslo professors as well as independent researchers, as speakers (including Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Elisabeth L’orange Furst, Jorun Solheim) – the researcher interest is collective. Starting from a measurable affair, “who moves in marriage”, we will highlight and develop improved gender equality research.