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The Isthmus Zapotecs : a matrifocal culture of Mexico / Beverly Newbold Chiñas

Catalog Data

Author:
Chiñas, Beverly  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 133 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Tehuantepec, Isthmus of
Date:
1992
C1992
Contents:
Wind, water, mountain, and plain : the physical setting -- Binni Gula'sa : prehistory and history -- San Juan evangelista today -- The subsistence base -- Rhythms of Zapotec peasant life -- Religion and ritual -- Social relations in nonritual contexts -- Isthmus Zapotec matrifocality -- In-betweens : a third gender
Summary:
This case study has long been valued for its unique gender role model and its focus on the only matrifocal indigenous culture in Latin America. The new edition updates historical data and explores new case material on Zapotec attitudes toward gender variations.
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Zapotec women  Search this
Sex role  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1029334