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Crone, The

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A probing account of the honored place of older women in ancient matriarchal societies restores to contemporary women an energizing symbol of self-value, power, and respect.

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Is there in today's urbanized society a creature more pitiable than the woman who is no longer young? Barbara Walker's answer in The Crone, her scholarly study of the older woman in pre-patriarchal cultures, is an unqualified "no." She finds modern society guilty of eliminating older women, making them invisible.

"Women are socially and professionally handicapped by wrinkles and gray hair in a way that men are not... Our society regards elder women as decidedly unbeautiful as well as useless."

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"A strong affirmation of women's power to say no to out-of-control patriarchal power. Walker encourages women to develop a new moral system in an otherwise doomed world."      ~Yoga Journal

Author Walker, Barbara
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 191 pp.
Publisher HarperCollins 1988
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