Book Reviews of Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation

Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation
Blood Magic The Anthropology of Menstruation
Author: Thomas Buckley (Editor), Alma Gottlieb (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9780520063501
ISBN-10: 0520063503
Publication Date: 6/2/1988
Pages: 326
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Publisher: University of California Press
Book Type: Paperback
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The authors of this volume challenge the widespread image of a universal 'menstrual taboo' as well as the common assumption of universal female subordination that underlies it. Examining cultures
as diverse as long-house dwellers in North Borneo, African farmers, Welsh housewives, and postindustrial American workers, the book dramatically redefines the anthropological study of menstrual customs.