Ortner, Sherry B(eth)

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ORTNER, Sherry B(eth)

ORTNER, Sherry B(eth). American, b. 1941. Genres: Anthropology/ Ethnology, Cultural/Ethnic topics, History, Social sciences, Women's studies and issues. Career: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, lecturer in anthropology, 1969-70; Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, assistant professor of anthropology, 1971-77; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, associate professor, 1977-84, professor of anthropology, 1984-94; University of California, Berkeley, Dept of Anthropology; 1994-96; Columbia University, Dept. of Anthropology, professor, 1996-, chair, 2003-; Fellow at Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1973-74, and Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA, 1982-83. Conducted field work in Nepal, 1966-68, 1977, 1979, 1990, in USA, 1992, 1993. Publications: Sherpas (documentary film), 1977; Sherpas through Their Rituals, 1978; High Religion: A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism, 1989; Making Gender: The Politics and Erotics of Culture, 1996; Life and Death on Mt. Everest: Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering, 1999. EDITOR: (with H. Whitehead) Sexual Meanings: The Cultural Construction of Gender and Sexuality, 1981; (with N.B. Dirks and G. Eley) Culture/Power/History: A Reader in Contemporary Social Theory, 1994; The Fate of Culture: Clifford Geertz and Beyond, 1999. Address: Dept of Anthropology, 452 Schermer- horn Extension, Columbia University, 1200 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027, U.S.A.