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Women and the Ancestors

Black Carib Kinship and Ritual

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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