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The myth of matriarchal prehistory : why an invented past won't give women a future

Author: Cynthia Eller
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2000.
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"In this volume, Cynthia Eller traces the emergence of feminist matriarchal myth, explicates its functions, and examines the evidence for and against a matriarchal prehistory. Finally, she explains why this vision of peaceful, woman-centered prehistory is something feminists should be wary of."--Jacket.
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Eller, Cynthia, 1958-
Myth of matriarchal prehistory.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)595542550
Online version:
Eller, Cynthia, 1958-
Myth of matriarchal prehistory.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606261310
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Eller
ISBN: 080706792X 9780807067925 0807067938 9780807067932
OCLC Number: 42798148
Description: 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Meeting Matriarchy --
Ch. 2. Popularizing the Past --
Ch. 3. The Story They Tell --
Ch. 4. The Eternal Feminine --
Ch. 5. Finding Gender in Prehistory --
Ch. 6. The Case Against Prehistoric Matriarchies I: Other Societies, Early Societies --
Ch. 7. The Case Against Prehistoric Matriarchies II: Prehistoric Art and Architecture --
Ch. 8. Was There a Patriarchal Revolution? --
Ch. 9. On the Usefulness of Origin Myths.
Responsibility: Cynthia Eller.
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"In this volume, Cynthia Eller traces the emergence of feminist matriarchal myth, explicates its functions, and examines the evidence for and against a matriarchal prehistory. Finally, she explains why this vision of peaceful, woman-centered prehistory is something feminists should be wary of."--Jacket.

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