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Author Göttner-Abendroth, Heide, 1941-
Title Matriarchal societies : studies on indigenous cultures across the globe / Heide Goettner-Abendroth.
Published New York : Peter Lang, c2012.
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 Floor2  GN479.5 .G667 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xxxviii, 533 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [477]-503) and index.
Contents A critical history of perspectives on matriarchy -- Matriarchy in Northeast India -- Matriarchal cults in Nepal -- Ancient queens realms, and group marriage in Tibet -- Matriarchal mountain peoples of China -- Women shamans in Korea -- The islands of Japan : women's cultures of the south and north -- "Alam Minangkabau" : the world of the Minangkabau in Indonesia -- Matriarchal patterns in Melanesia -- Pacific Ocean cultures -- Matriarchal cultures in South America -- The spread of matriarchy to Central America -- North America : matriarchal immigrants from the South -- North America : at the cultural crossroads of South and North -- Matriarchy in South India -- Ancient matriarchy in Central Africa -- Matriarchal queen-kingship in West Africa -- Matriarchal pastoral peoples in North Africa.
Subject Matriarchy -- Cross-cultural studies.
Women -- Social conditions -- Cross-cultural studies.
ISBN 9781433113376 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1433113376 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC number 742305972