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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Few, Martha, 1964-
Women who live evil lives.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002
(OCoLC)655177497
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Few
ISBN: 0292725434 9780292725430 0292725493 9780292725492
OCLC Number: 49283603
Description: xii, 188 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Contested Powers: Gender, Culture, and the Process of Colonial Rule --
Ch. 2. Society and Colonial Authority in Santiago de Guatemala --
Ch. 3. Magical Violence and the Body --
Ch. 4. Illness, Healing, and the Supernatural World --
Ch. 5. Female Sorcery, Material Life, and Urban Community Formation --
Ch. 6. Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Martha Few.
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