A cross-cultural test of Nancy Jay's theory about women, sacrificial blood and religious participation

Journal of International Women's Studies Vol/Iss. 6 Published In Pages: 54-72
By Fink, Virginia S.


This article examines the restriction of women in religious ritual, focusing on cultural traits that favor men's power. Results suggest that patrilineality and male inheritance correlate with the restriction of women’s participation in ritual.

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