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The Last Word : Women, Death and Divination in Inner Mani - C. Nadia Seremetakis

The Last Word

Women, Death and Divination in Inner Mani

Paperback Published: 1st January 1991
ISBN: 9780226748764
Number Of Pages: 280

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Based on years of fieldwork in both rural and urban Greece, "The Last Word" explores women's cultural resistance as they weave together diverse social practices: improvised antiphonic laments, divinatory dreaming, the care and tending of olive trees and the dead, and the inscription of emotions and the senses on a landscape of persons, things, and places. These practices compose the empowering poetics of the cultural periphery. C. Nadia Seremetakis liberates the analysis of gender from reductive binary models and pioneers the alternative perspective of self-reflexive "native anthropology" in European ethnography.

ISBN: 9780226748764
ISBN-10: 0226748766
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st January 1991
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2