Serena Nanda

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Serena Nanda (born August 13, 1938) is an American author, anthropologist, and professor emeritus. She received the Ruth Benedict Prize in 1990 for her monograph, Neither Man nor Woman: The Hijras of India.

Biography[edit]

Serena Nanda was born in New York City,[1] August 13, 1938. She was a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice[2] in New York City. Among her areas of specialty in anthropology was the topic of gender diversity. She wrote the major reference book on the hijras of India.

Awards[edit]

  • 1990, Ruth Benedict Prize, Neither Man nor Woman: The Hijras of India[3]

Selected works[edit]

  • Urban Systems Analysis: An Anthropological Perspective, 1971
  • Social honor and informal social relationships : a study of kinship, friendship and neighbor relations in Bombay, India, 1973
  • Teaching Nonanthropology Majors, 1979
  • Cultural Anthropology. Van Nostrand, New York, New York, 1980, ISBN 0-442-25736-8.
  • More Dialogue on the "Bloodthirsty" Semai, 1988
  • Neither Man nor Woman. The Hijras of India. Wadsworth, Belmont, California, 1990, ISBN 0-534-12204-3.
  • American Cultural Pluralism and Law: An Innovative Interdisciplinary Course, 1990
  • Getting away with murder: Cultural diversity and the criminal justice system, 1994
  • Trouble in paradise: Native Hawaiians V. The United States of America, 1996
  • Goes With Everything, 1999
  • Gender Diversity. Crosscultural Variations. Waveland Press, Prospect Heights, Illinois, 2000, ISBN 1-57766-074-9.
  • North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment: From Prehistory to the Present , 2002
  • Seeing Ourselves as Others See Us: Perceptions and Representations of “the West” by Other Peoples of the World , 2003
  • South African Museums and the Creation of a New National Identity, 2004
  • with Joan Gregg and Beth Pacheco: 40 Perfect New York Days. Walks and Rambles in and around the City. iUniverse, New York, New York, 2004, ISBN 0-595-29742-0.
  • Arranging a marriage in India, 2006
  • The gift of a bride : a tale of anthropology, matrimony, and murder, 2009
  • Assisted dying : an ethnographic murder mystery on Florida's gold coast, 2011
  • Motivating New Students, 2012
  • Gender diversity : crosscultural variations, 2014
  • Culture counts : a concise introduction to cultural anthropology, 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Serena Nanda". www.seniorwomen.com. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Serena Nanda". John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Ruth Benedict Prize". Minnesota State University Moorhead. Retrieved 28 April 2019.