Ortner updating practice theory
The seven theoretical and interpretive essays in this volume each advocate reconfiguring, rather than abandoning, the concept of culture.
Ortner generalized same cultural valuation and that cultural value makes women inferior because they are polluting due to their natural function of their bodies, which is bounded then closer to nature.In Anthropology and Social Theory the award-winning anthropologist Sherry B.Ortner draws on her longstanding interest in theories of cultural practice to rethink key concepts of culture, agency, and subjectivity for the social sciences of the twenty-first century.Ortner argues that “women’s body (Physiology) and her specialized reproduction function make her appear closer to nature” (Moore, 1994, pg. Women are largely identified with nature because of menstruation and child birth and thus create new life.At the same time men’s creativity is conquering the nature and they seek to cultural creation.
In her essay, “Is female to male as Nature is to culture,” Ortner explains why women are universally considered as a secondary second sex.