Into the Hearts of the Amazons: In Search of a Modern Matriarchy

Into the Hearts of the Amazons: In Search of a Modern Matriarchy

By: Tom DeMott (author)Hardback

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Into the Hearts of the Amazons is part enthralling travel adventure through a little-known world and part popular ethnography, exploring how Zapotec women earned their legendary status in a remote corner of southern Mexico. To satisfy his curiosity about this culture, Tom DeMott journeyed to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, where he discovered a thriving modern-day matriarchy among the people of the Isthmus - a cultural crossroads, breeding ground for rebels, and home to a half-million Zapotecs. DeMott integrated himself into the culture by joining in the rites of spring (where women pelt the men with fruit); by interviewing the women who control the marketplace where men are rarely seen; and by honoring the saints with drink and dance at all-night ceremonies. Evoking these singular women and their culture, DeMott tackles a primal question: what would life be like if women, rather than men, had the advantage?

About Author

Tom DeMott is a travel writer who lives in San Francisco. His work has appeared in many publications, including the San Francisco Observer and Clubmex.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780299216405
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780299216405
  • ISBN10: 0299216403

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