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Reviews Editor, H-SAE
University of Edinburgh
The Fourth Biennial Interdisciplinary International Conference on Race
The Criminalization of Race in History and Global Societies: Social Activism and Equal Justice
Monmouth University (West Long Branch, NJ)
April 16, Thursday, April 18, Saturday 2015
Sharon Paice MacLeod. The Divine Feminine in Ancient Europe: Goddesses, Sacred Women, and the Origins of Western Culture. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2013. 244 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-7138-6.
Reviewed by Jennifer Shaffer Foster (State University of New York - Buffalo) Published on H-SAE (June, 2014) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik
Gender, Goddesses, and Responsibly Interpreting the Past for the Present
The editors of H-SAE wanted to take the opportunity of the World Cup to prompt some discussion regarding what this tournament means in the participating nations represented on this list. As of today, we've had a chance to see all teams in action. How are the top-ranked teams performing viz the expectations of their home supporters? What storylines nourish the fateful clashes that appear on the schedule?