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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation
Editor(s):Buckley, Thomas; Gottlieb, Alma
Religion(s):Hinduism
Publisher Name:University of California Press
Place of Publication:Berkeley, Calif.
Date of Publication:1988
Annotation:Seeking an alternative approach to traditional ethnological studies of menstruation that tend to be universalizing, ethnocentric, and reductionistic in their focus on taboo, pollution, and Western science, this volume aims to give a sense of the diversity of cultural and symbolic meanings and conceptualizes of menstruation through specific ethnographic case studies. The essays collectively point out the culturally constructed nature of menstrual taboos, rules, conceptions, and meanings not only of menstruation, but of Western anthropology and biology as well.
   
 
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