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Mother Scorpion: Sex And Gender Among The Miskitu Of Nicaragua
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 18:45
Among the Miskitu, a hunter-horticulturalist-fishing people on Central America's Mosquito Coast, women's actions are centred on 'confederacies of sisters', groups of matrilineally related females. Meanwhile, men as spouses attach themselves to these confederacies from the outside, focusing on typically difficult relationships with their senior in-laws. The notion of a 'confederacy of sisters' capturing and consuming brothers-in-law or sons-in-law from outside the group finds its traditional representation in the figure of Yapti Misri, a female scorpion with hundreds of breasts.
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Chris Knight is 75! The Russian Revolution is 100! Celebrate on Saturday Nov 18th, 6.30pm - midnight. Upstairs at The Horseshoe Pub, 24 Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0AG (tube Farringdon). Live performers include Dorten Yonder ceilidh band, Jackie Walker (songs from her one-woman show), Chris Gray (Irish rebel songs), Amanda McLean (ballads of socialist resistance). General chorus: The Internationale. Students enjoy free beer until the money runs out... so get there early! Wear something red!