Feminine Matters
Women's Religious Practices in a Portuguese Town

By Lena Gemzoe
December 2000
Almqvist & Wiksell International
ISBN: 91-7265-164-4
285 Pages
$62.50 Paper Original

This dissertation studies the religious lives of Catholic women in a small town on the northwestern coast of Portugal. Some topics include folk religion; women as creators of meaning; fishermen and town people; non-catholic movements; Mary and the meanings of mothering; caring for dying; the moment of death; funerals; influence of flowers; study of Christian pilgrimage; sacred space of Fatima; the female visionary; women and priests; glossary; references; index.

Anthropology; Catholicism
Stockholm Studies in Social Anthropology, No. 47

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