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Assignment 7 Discuss these prompts in your groups after completing the lecture and the three readings assigned this week. Back up your final answers with examples from the lecture and texts. This assignment can be handed in as a single assignment for the group. 1. In each of these readings, and in past readings this semester, a woman’s status is often based on marriage and her role in society. How did the women in the readings Taraka’s Ghost, Uterine Families and the Women’s Community and Polyandry: When Brothers Take a Wife handle this uncertainty in their status? As said in Taraka’s Ghost, “The socialand psychological vulnerability of a bride makes her a prime candidate for attacks by ghosts.”, and “under the stress of mental or physical pain, the body produces morphinelike substances called endorphins, which relieve pain and may trigger mental states called alternate, altered or dissociative. Ghost possession is one such dissociative mental state”. Basically, what you can get from this is that in Sita’s case she felt lots of

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