Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation (Paperback)

by Alma Gottlieb, Thomas Buckley

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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.

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Published
02/06/1988

Publisher
University of California Press

ISBN
9780520063501


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