Throughout Your Generations Forever: Sacrifice, Religion, and Paternity

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Why does sacrifice, more than any other major religious institution, depend on gender dichotomy? Why do so many societies oppose sacrifice to childbirth, and why are childbearing women so commonly excluded from sacrificial practices? In this feminist study of relations between sacrifice, gender, and social organization, Nancy Jay reveals sacrifice as a remedy for having been born of woman, and hence uniquely suited to establishing certain and enduring paternity. Drawing on examples of ancient and modern societies, Jay ...

Throughout Your Generations Forever: Sacrifice, Religion, and Paternity 1994, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226395739

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Throughout Your Generations Forever: Sacrifice, Religion, and Paternity 1992, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226395722

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