Books by Peggy Reeves Sanday

  • Women at the Center: Life in a Modern Matriarchy

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    Women at the Center: Life in a Modern Matriarchy

    by Peggy Reeves Sanday - 270 pages - 2002-05-01 - Cornell University Press

    Contrary to the declarations of some anthropologists, matriarchies do exist. Peggy Reeves Sanday first went to West Sumatra in 1981, intrigued by reports that the matrilineal Minangkabau—one of the largest ethnic groups in Indonesia—label their society a matriarchy. Numbering…