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Blood Magic : The Anthropology of Menstruation - 89 edition

by Thomas Buckley

Blood Magic : The Anthropology of Menstruation (ISBN10: 0520060857; ISBN13: 9780520060852)
ISBN13: 978-0520060852
ISBN10: 0520060857

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0520063501
ISBN10: 0520063503

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 ...show morend symbolism, it is of particular importance to those interested in anthropology, women's studies, religion, and comparative health systems. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 89
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Publisher: University of California Press
Year Published: 1989
International: No



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