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Women who live evil lives : gender, religion, and the politics of power in colonial Guatemala

Author: Martha Few
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002.
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"This is a significant intellectual contribution that has the additional merit of being thoroughly readable and appealing to a broad [audience]. ... The case studies are riveting, detailed with intensely personal, often sexually and socially charged examples, and clearly integrated with FewÕs overarching theoretical and conceptual framework. This is wonderful historical ethnographic material." ÑGrant D. Jones,  Read more...
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Few, Martha, 1964-
Women who live evil lives.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002003572
(OCoLC)49283603
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Few
ISBN: 9780292725430 0292725434 9780292725492 0292725493 0292798725 9780292798724
OCLC Number: 191935479
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 188 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Preface Chapter 1. Contested Powers: Gender, Culture, and the Process of Colonial Rule Chapter 2. Society and Colonial Authority in Santiago de Guatemala Chapter 3. Magical Violence and the Body Chapter 4. Illness, Healing, and the Supernatural World Chapter 5. Female Sorcery, Material Life, and Urban Community Formation Chapter 6. Conclusion Notes Glossary Bibliography Index
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Documents the lives and practices of mixed-race, Black, Spanish, and Maya women sorcerers, spell-casters, magical healers, and midwives in the social relations of power in Santiago de Guatemala, the  Read more...

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