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Women at the Center: Life in a Modern Matriarchy Paperback – 15 October 2003

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  • Publisher : Cornell University Press; 1st edition (15 October 2003)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0801489067
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0801489068
  • Dimensions : 15.54 x 1.65 x 23.5 cm
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''This fascinating, richly documented work is an invaluable contribution not only to anthropology but to a better understanding of human possibilities. It dispels the notion that society always has been and always will be male dominated. It shows that societies where women have power are not mirror images of patriarchy but societies where both women and men benefit from an ethos of peace and accommodation The importance of these findings cannot be overemphasized in a world where relations based on domination rather than partnership threaten us, our children, and our future.''-Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and The Blade and The Power of Partnership

About the Author

Peggy Reeves Sanday is R. Jean Brownlee Endowed Term Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her many books include Divine Hunger: Cannibalism as a Cultural System, A Woman Scorned: Acquaintance Rape on Trial, and Female Power and Male Dominance: On the Origins of Sexual Inequality.

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