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Author Meyer, Melissa L. (Melissa Lee)
Title Thicker than water : the origins of blood as symbol and ritual / Melissa L. Meyer.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2005.

Author Meyer, Melissa L. (Melissa Lee)
Subject Blood -- Social aspects.
Blood -- Symbolic aspects.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 263 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The human inclination to symbolize and ritualize blood -- Women's blood and men's blood at the dawn of human culture -- The blood of conception, pregnancy, and childbirth -- Initiation rites: The role of blood in attaining adult or group status -- Menstruation: The fundamental foundation -- Sacrifice: "Birth done better" -- Conclusion: The patterned heterongeneity of blood symbols and rituals.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781135342074 (electronic bk.)
1135342075 (electronic bk.)
9780203952603 (e-book)
020395260X (e-book)
OCLC # 870272675
Additional Format Print version: Meyer, Melissa L. (Melissa Lee). Thicker than water 0415935296 (DLC) 2004024560 (OCoLC)56825395

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