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The city of women

Author: Ruth Landes
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : English : 1st University of New Mexico Press edView all editions and formats
"The City of Women, first published in 1947, is anthropologist Ruth Landes's study of candomble religious society in Brazil just before World War II. Afro-Brazilian candomble is a woman-centered, spirit possession religion developed by West African slaves in colonial plantation societies. Abandoning the scientific concept of culture that dominated anthropology in her time, Landes lets Brazil speak to her on its own  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Landes
ISBN: 0826315550 9780826315557 0826315569 9780826315564
OCLC Number: 30898811
Notes: Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1947.
Description: xxxvi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Sally Cole --
Foreword --
The city of women --
Glossary : terms of Portuguese and Yoruban origin.
Responsibility: Ruth Landes ; introduction by Sally Cole.
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First published in 1947, the second edition of The City of Women was published in 1994 with a new introduction by anthropologist Sally Cole. That second edition is now available again. The book has  Read more...


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