Women and the Ancestors: BLACK CARIB KINSHIP AND RITUAL
by Virginia Kerns
University of Illinois Press, 1997
Paper: 978-0-252-06665-8
Library of Congress Classification F1505.2.C3K47 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.488960729

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK

     This classic study of Black
        Carib culture and its preservation through ancestral rituals organized
        by older women now includes a foreword by Constance R. Sutton and an afterword
        by the author.
      "One of the outstanding
        studies of this genre. . . . Refreshingly, the book has good photographs,
        as well as strong endnotes and bibliography, and very useful tables, figures,
        maps, and index." -- Choice
      "An outstanding contribution
        to the literature on female-centered bilateral kinship and residence."
       
        -- Grant D. Jones, American Ethnologist
      "A richly detailed account
        of a contemporary culture in which older women are important, valued,
        and self-respecting."
        -- Anthropology and Humanism Quarterly
      "A combination of competent
        research, interwoven themes, and an easily readable, sometimes beautifully
        evocative, prose style." -- Heather Strange, The Gerontologist

 

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