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Into the Hearts of the Amazons

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Publishers Note :Into the Hearts of the Amazons is part rousing travel adventure through a little-known world and part popular ethnography, exploring how Zapotec women earned their legendary status in a remote corner of southern Mexico. To satisfy his curiosity about this culture, Tom DeMott journeyed to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, where he discovered a thriving modern-day matriarchy among the people of the Isthmus—a cultural crossroads, breeding ground for rebels, and home to a half-million Zapotecs. DeMott integrated himself into the culture by joining in the rites of spring (where women pelt the men with fruit); by interviewing the women who control the marketplace where men are rarely seen; and by honoring the saints with drink and dance at all-night ceremonies. Evoking these singular women and their culture, DeMott tackles a primal question: What would life be like if women, rather than men, had the advantage?

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Author Name: Tom Demott

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr

Language: English

ISBN: 9780299216405

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 268

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Product Dimensions: 9.00 * 0.75 * 6.25 cm

Boxed-Product Weight: 1.15g

Quick Code: QCBO4043421

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