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Tracing the origins of the “incest taboo,” blood rites, marriage, and the family, she reveals women’s leading and still largely unknown contributions to the development of civilization.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy pinpointing the relatively recent factors that led to pervasive discrimination against women as a sex, she offers fresh insights on the struggle against women’s oppression and for the liberation of humanity. 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And at last we have a good solid real woman anthropologist to do it.”—\u003cb\u003eKate Millet\u003c\/b\u003e, author, \u003cb\u003eSexual Politics\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “Deftly takes on some of the most quoted experts in cultural anthropology and sociology and shatters their premises about women.… There is a real need for this book; its use would be most advantageous in elective courses related to the nature and rise of civilizations.… The volume is not only recommended, it cannot be ignored.”—\u003cb\u003eCurriculum Advisory Services\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “This is a fascinating and scholarly book; useful in sociology and anthropology courses and to any woman needing encouragement about the contributions of her sex to history.”—\u003cb\u003eAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “[An] absorbing anthropological dig ….”—\u003cb\u003eMinneapolis Tribune\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “I have never been so engrossed or excited by anything I’ve read. How proud I am of our sex and of Evelyn Reed for working so hard to reveal our true history.… [R]equired reading for every feminist.”—\u003cb\u003eDr. Barbara Roberts\u003c\/b\u003e, founder of Women’s National Abortion Action Coalition\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “Certain to become a classic text in women’s history … lucid and absorbing reading.”—\u003cb\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “I ploughed into her theories and findings and, I have to admit, unearthed a gem.”—\u003cb\u003eGuardian\u003c\/b\u003e (London) \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “An outstanding effort to account for many of the discrepancies found in the patterns of social evolution as delineated by many of the traditional anthropologists.… Stimulating and readable, and important for anyone interested in the women’s movement as well as anthropology.”—\u003cb\u003eKLIATT\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “Persuasive, exciting, highly readable: I am happy to recommend it.… [A]n engrossing book, and its theory linking oppression to property is immeasurably more satisfying than theories linking oppression to childbearing.”—\u003cb\u003eThe Spokeswoman\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “Woman’s Evolution spells out the long process in clear step-by-step terms.”—\u003cb\u003eMajority Report\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “A brilliant and fascinating refutation of patriarchy’s favorite historical error.”—\u003cb\u003eWIN magazine\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “A joyous inspiration to read and a celebration of our essential humanity in a addition to being a major contribution to the field of anthropology.”—\u003cb\u003eMAKARA\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “This is a fascinating and scholarly book; useful in sociology and anthropology courses and to any woman needing encouragement about the contributions of her sex to history.”—\u003cb\u003eAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “A self-evident classic in the literature on women’s role in history.”—\u003cb\u003eAftonbladst\u003c\/b\u003e (Evening Sheet, Stockholm) \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “An excellent addition to libraries with collections in anthropology and women’s studies.”—\u003cb\u003eReprint Bulletin Book Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “Fresh and convincing.… [An]odyssey through centuries of changing human culture.… fantastic wealth of fascinating detail on human cultural practices.… A sourcebook for dreams and imaginings, as well as for fact and theory. Readers will appreciate the glossary, index and bibliography as guides for exploration.”—\u003cb\u003eUnitarian-Universalist World\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “Gives women an understanding of their past and will enable them to move forward into the future with confidence.”—\u003cb\u003eUndercurrents\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “I strongly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in finding out how the first advancements of mankind really came about.”—\u003cb\u003eNewsletter\u003c\/b\u003e (London) \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “Painstakingly researched and fascinating history.”—\u003cb\u003eWomanSource Catalog and Review\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e “Demolishes the assumption … that civilization is synonymous with patriarchy.… [S]hows in detail the significant role women played in civilizing the species.… It will bolster women’s courage to move forward toward a future in which the sisterhood and brotherhood present in prehistoric culture is once again the basis for human social organization.”—\u003cb\u003eTwin Cities Chapter NOW Newsletter\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Woman's Evolution

Glossary, bibliography, index.

Format: Paper

629 Pages

Edition: 1st

Year: 1975

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 978-0-87348-422-0

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Evelyn Reed takes us on an expedition through prehistory from cannibalism to culture—and uncovers the world of the ancient matriarchy. Tracing the origins of the “incest taboo,” blood rites, marriage, and the family, she reveals women’s leading and still largely unknown contributions to the development of civilization.   By pinpointing...

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