Iron, Gender, and Power

Iron, Gender, and Power : Rituals of Transformation in African Societies

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Herbert relates the beliefs and practices associated with iron working in African cultures to other transformative activities-chiefly investiture, hunting, and pottery making-to propose a gender/age-based theory of power.show more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 408.24g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253208335
  • 9780253208330
  • 1,682,182

About Eugenia W. Herbert

EUGENIA W. HERBERT is E. Nevius Rodman Professor of African History at Mount Holyoke College and author of Red Gold of Africa: Copper in Precolonial History and Culture.show more

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