Announcing SHOP.COM Groceries$5.99 Flat rate Shipping! Shop now

The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver : Gender Sexuality and Money on the Miskito Coast (Paperback)

The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver : Gender Sexuality and Money on the Miskito Coast (Paperback)

(Author)

Item  9780826350930

$26.96 - $35.17
up to $0.70
Cashback
Approximately 90 percent of Miskitu boys and men in the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve along the north coast of Honduras have worked as deepwater divers in the lobster industry and their participation has left an indelible imprint on their society. Whil...
Featured Stores
see all products from BMV by SHOP.COM Marketplace
Best Value!
$29.95
$26.96
$0.54
Cashback
see all products from Walmart.com
$31.00
see all products from DeepDiscount.com
$35.17
$0.70
Cashback
Compare offers on this item from 3 different stores with 3 different styles
Add to Trend
Add to MyLists
Set Price Alert
Add to SHOPBOX
||| 
Compare Prices
showing 1 - 3 of 3
From BMV by SHOP.COM Marketplace :
The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver : Gender Sexuality and Money on the Miskito Coast (Paperback)
The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver
Item 9780826350930
Approximately 90 percent of Miskitu boys and men in the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve along the north coast of Honduras have worked as deepwater divers in the lobster industry and their participation has left an indelible imprint on their society. While lobster diving is lucrative, it is also a life-threatening occupation and many divers have been injured or killed from decompression sickness--locally referred to as liwa mairin siknis (Mermaid sickness). According to Miskitu folklore, the Mermaid is the main water spirit, owner of all fresh and saltwater resources and capable of punishing male divers for extracting too many of her lobsters. Wary of the wrath of the supernatural liwa mairin, these men face another threat on shore: Miskitu women who use sexual magic--praidi saihka--as a tool to control men's wages and ensure that they continue to provide them with money. Interspersed with short stories, songs, and incantations, The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver demonstrates the archetypes of femininity and masculinity within Miskitu society, highlighting the power associated with women's sexuality--as manifested in both goddess and human form--and the vulnerable position of men.
3.00 out of 5 stars
$29.95
$26.96
$0.54
Cashback
(excluding tax & shipping)
From Walmart.com :
The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver : Gender Sexuality and Money on the Miskito Coast (Paperback)
The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver: Gender, Sexuality, and Money on the Miskito Coast
Item 9780826350930
Approximately 90 percent of Miskitu boys and men in the R o Pl tano Biosphere Reserve along the north coast of Honduras have worked as deepwater divers in the lobster industry and their participation has left an indelible imprint on their society. While lobster diving is lucrative, it is also a life-threatening occupation and many divers have been injured or killed from decompression sickness--locally referred to as "liwa mairin siknis" (Mermaid sickness). According to Miskitu folklore, the Mermaid is the main water spirit, owner of all fresh and saltwater resources and capable of punishing male divers for extracting too many of her lobsters. Wary of the wrath of the supernatural "liwa mairin," these men face another threat on shore: Miskitu women who use sexual magic--"praidi saihka"--as a tool to control men's wages and ensure that they continue to provide them with money. Interspersed with short stories, songs, and incantations, "The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver" demonstrates the archetypes of femininity and masculinity within Miskitu society, highlighting the power associated with women's sexuality--as manifested in both goddess and human form--and the vulnerable position of men.
$31.00
(excluding tax & shipping)
From DeepDiscount.com :
The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver : Gender Sexuality and Money on the Miskito Coast (Paperback)
The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver
Item 123912X
The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver
$35.17
$0.70
Cashback
(excluding tax & shipping)
showing 1 - 3 of 3
Product Info

Approximately 90 percent of Miskitu boys and men in the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve along the north coast of Honduras have worked as deepwater divers in the lobster industry and their participation has left an indelible imprint on their society. While lobster diving is lucrative, it is also a life-threatening occupation and many divers have been injured or killed from decompression sickness--locally referred to as liwa mairin siknis (Mermaid sickness). According to Miskitu folklore, the Mermaid is the main water spirit, owner of all fresh and saltwater resources and capable of punishing male divers for extracting too many of her lobsters. Wary of the wrath of the supernatural liwa mairin, these men face another threat on shore: Miskitu women who use sexual magic--praidi saihka--as a tool to control men's wages and ensure that they continue to provide them with money.

Interspersed with short stories, songs, and incantations, The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver demonstrates the archetypes of femininity and masculinity within Miskitu society, highlighting the power associated with women's sexuality--as manifested in both goddess and human form--and the vulnerable position of men.


The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver : Gender, Sexuality, and Money on the Miskito Coast (Paperback)
General
ISBN

9780826350930

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction

Publisher

Univ of New Mexico Pr

Pages

196

List Price

$29.95

Author

Herlihy, Laura Hobson

Publication Date

06/01/2012

Release Status

In Print

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Measurements

Height: 8.75 Inches (US)

Width: 5.75 Inches (US)

Thickness: 0.75 Inches (US)

Unit Weight: 0.7 Pounds (US)

 
Product information and prices are provided by merchants and/or third party sources. At SHOP.COM we do everything we can to ensure the accuracy of the product information or prices displayed, but occasionally, errors occur. Please notify SHOP.COM of any information or pricing inaccuracies so that we may immediately notify the merchants to correct the problem. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thanks for signing up for email deals!

We'll send the emails to:

Here at SHOP.COM, we take your privacy very seriously. Please take the time to review our privacy policy.

Happy shopping!

Close