The Anthropology of Menstruation
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Blood Magic by Thomas Buckley
Book DescriptionExamining 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520063501
(210mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 2-Jun-1988
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thomas Buckley
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