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299.67 Lan 1994 Available T 19118
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Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1947.

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxix-xxxiv).

"First published in 1947, the second edition of The City of Women was published in 1994 with a new Introduction by anthropologist Sally Cole. (The City of Women) works on many levels: it is a study of candomblé, the Afro-Brazilian religion of Bahia, of the role of women in candomblé, and of race relations in Brazil...The City of Women has much to offer anyone interested in Brazilian history, comparative race and gender relations, the history of anthropology, and the relationships between researcher and subject in anthropology and oral history...Because of the importance of women in traditional candomblé, this Afro-Brazilian religion was incompatible with patriarchy. Possession by the gods, the central component of the religious practice, was the domain of women: men supported the candomblé temples financially, but did not run them..."--Publisher's website

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