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Women who live evil lives : gender, religion, and the politics of power in colonial Guatemala

Author: Martha Few
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Women Who Live Evil Lives documents the lives and practices of mixed-race, Black, Spanish, and Maya women sorcerers, spell-casters, magical healers, and midwives in the social relations of power in Santiago de Guatemala, the capital of colonial Central America. Men and women from all sectors of society consulted them to intervene in sexual and familial relations and disputes between neighbors and rival shop owners;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Few, Martha, 1964-
Women who live evil lives.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002
(OCoLC)655177497
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Few
ISBN: 0292725434 9780292725430 0292725493 9780292725492
OCLC Number: 49283603
Description: xii, 188 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Contested Powers: Gender, Culture, and the Process of Colonial Rule --
Ch. 2. Society and Colonial Authority in Santiago de Guatemala --
Ch. 3. Magical Violence and the Body --
Ch. 4. Illness, Healing, and the Supernatural World --
Ch. 5. Female Sorcery, Material Life, and Urban Community Formation --
Ch. 6. Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Martha Few.
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Documents the lives and practices of mixed-race, Black, Spanish, and Maya women sorcerers, spell-casters, magical healers, and midwives in the social relations of power in Santiago de Guatemala, the  Read more...

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