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Women and Indigenous Religions
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Women and Indigenous Religions

by Sylvia Marcos
 

This book examines the critical and often undervalued contributions of women to the culture, well-being, and subsistence of their communities as active, powerful, and wise ritual specialists.

• Coverage includes local practices in countries as diverse as Australia, Peru, India, Mexico, South Korea, Vietnam, Chile, Canada, and Guatemala

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Overview

This book examines the critical and often undervalued contributions of women to the culture, well-being, and subsistence of their communities as active, powerful, and wise ritual specialists.

• Coverage includes local practices in countries as diverse as Australia, Peru, India, Mexico, South Korea, Vietnam, Chile, Canada, and Guatemala

• Presents information from interviews with women who serve as powerful sociopolitical agents, healers, leaders, and religious ritual specialists

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275991579
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Series:
Women and Religion in the World Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Sylvia Marcos, PhD, researches, teaches, and publishes on gender issues in ancient and contemporary Mesoamerica.

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