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Author Boddy, Janice Patricia.

Title Wombs and alien spirits : women, men, and the Zār cult in northern Sudan / Janice Boddy
Published Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, [1989]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  305.309625 Bod/Waa  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  305.309625 Bod/Waa  AVAILABLE
Description xxi, 399 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series New directions in anthropological writing
New directions in anthropological writing.
Contents The human world. Departures ; Enclosures ; Boundaries and indeterminacies -- Women, men, and spirits. Za ̄r ; Possession, marriage, and fertility ; Zaineb and Umselima : possession as a family idiom ; Hosts and spirits -- Allegories of the spirit world. The parallel universe ; Two ceremonies ; Arrivals : allegory and otherness
Analysis Arab women Ethnology
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Islamic marriage customs and rites -- Sudan.
Muslim women -- Sudan.
Sex customs -- Sudan.
Spirit possession -- Sudan.
Zār -- Sudan.
Author American Council of Learned Societies.
LC no. 89040250
ISBN 0299123103
0299123146 (paperback)
OTHER TI ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)