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    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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    Blood Magic
    The Anthropology of Menstruation
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Thomas Buckley, Edited by Alma Gottlieb
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 275
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 63 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520063501
    ISBN 10: 0520063503

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25320
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1, JHM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.4
    DC22: 305.4
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BIC subject category V2: MFKH3
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC21: 612.662
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000, MED000000, SOC028000
    B&T Approval Code: A33206500
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GN484.38.B
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GN484.38 .B56 1988
    Thema V1.0: JBSF1, JHM, MFKH3
    Illustrations note
    line illustrations
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    02 June 1988
    Publication City/Country
    Back cover copy
    "Sets the stage for an ethnography of menstruation beliefs and will, I predict, be viewed as the opening work of a whole ethnographic tradition . . . will be widely cited."--Anna Meigs, Macalester College"Provides a concise and complete critique of the literature and thinking on menstrual practices and introduces new analyses and concepts with regard to previously unknown material."--Ann L. Wright, University of Arizona