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The City of Women - Landes, Ruth, and Cole, Sally (Introduction by)
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"City of Women, first published in 1947 and long out-of-print, is anthropologist Ruth Landes's remarkable study of "candomble religious society in Brazil just before World War II. Afro-Brazilian candomble is a woman-centered spirit possession religion evolved by West African slaves in colonial plantation societies. Conscious of gender, race, class, and sexuality, Landes draws rich portraits in "City of Women, of the priestesses and women whom she visited in private homes and observed in candomble temples. Abandoning the ...

The City of Women 2006, University of New Mexico Press

ISBN-13: 9780826315564

2nd edition

Trade paperback

The City of Women 1994, University of New Mexico Press

ISBN-13: 9780826315557