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Blood Magic : The Anthropology of Menstruation - 89 edition

Blood Magic : The Anthropology of Menstruation (ISBN10: 0520063503; ISBN13: 9780520063501)
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.
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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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