ISBN13:978-0520063501 ISBN10: 0520063503 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0520060852 ISBN10: 0520060857
Summary: Examining cultures as diverse as long-house dwellers in North Borneo, African farmers, Welsh housewives, and postindustrial American workers, this volume dramatically redefines the anthropological study of menstrual customs. It challenges the widespread image of a universal ''menstrual taboo'' as well as the common assumption of universal female subordination which underlies it. Contributing important new material and perspectives to our understanding of comparative gender politics a
nd symbolism, it is of particular importance to those interested in anthropology, women's studies, religion, and comparative health systems.
Summary: Examining cultures as diverse as long-house dwellers in North Borneo, African farmers, Welsh housewives, and postindustrial American workers, this volume dramatically redefines the anthropological study of menstrual customs. It challenges the widespread image of a universal ''menstrual taboo'' as well as the common assumption of universal female subordination which underlies it. Contributing important new material and perspectives to our understanding of comparative gender politics and symbolism, it is of particular importance to those interested in anthropology, women's studies, religion, and comparative health systems. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:89 Cover: Paperback Publisher:University of California Press Published: 06/02/1988 International: No
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