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The Resource Women at the center : life in a modern matriarchy, Peggy Reeves Sanday

Women at the center : life in a modern matriarchy, Peggy Reeves Sanday

Label
Women at the center : life in a modern matriarchy
Title
Women at the center
Title remainder
life in a modern matriarchy
Statement of responsibility
Peggy Reeves Sanday
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Contrary to the declarations of some anthropologists, matriarchies do exist. Peggy Reeves Sanday first went to West Sumatra in 1981, intrigued by reports that the matrilineal Minangkabau - one of the largest ethnic groups in Indonesia - label their society a matriarchy. Numbering some four million in West Sumatra, the Minangkabau are known in Indonesia for their literary flair, devotion to Islam, and egalitarian, democratic relationships between men and women." "In Women at the Center Sanday uses her repeated visits to West Sumatra in the closing decades of the twentieth century as the basis for a new definition of matriarchy. From the vantage point of daily life in villages, especially one where she developed close personal ties, Sanday's narrative centers on how the Minangkabau conceive of their world and think humans should behave, along with the practices and rituals they claim uphold their matriarchate."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sanday, Peggy Reeves
Dewey number
305.89/922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS632.M4
LC item number
S265 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minangkabau (Indonesian people)
  • Matriarchy
Label
Women at the center : life in a modern matriarchy, Peggy Reeves Sanday
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48383319
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780801440045
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001006790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Women at the center : life in a modern matriarchy, Peggy Reeves Sanday
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48383319
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780801440045
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001006790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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