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The Last Word: Women, Death, and Divination in Inner Mani
by C. Nadia Seremetakis
University of Chicago Press, 1991
Cloth: 978-0-226-74875-7 | Paper: 978-0-226-74876-4
Library of Congress Classification GT3251.A3M367 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 393.9

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Based on years of fieldwork in both rural and urban Greece, The Last Word explores women's cultural resistance as they weave together diverse social practices: improvised antiphonic laments, divinatory dreaming, the care and tending of olive trees and the dead, and the inscription of emotions and the senses on a landscape of persons, things, and places. These practices compose the empowering poetics of the cultural periphery. C. Nadia Seremetakis liberates the analysis of gender from reductive binary models and pioneers the alternative perspective of self-reflexive "native anthropology" in European ethnography.

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