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“It’s an Easy Life”: Women Serpent-Handlers in Contemporary Appalachia

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Women have been included in anthropological studies of serpent-handling, but no past research has focused specifically and solely on the experiences of the women who practice this tradition, nor has it been collected by a female researcher. Interviews with the women demonstrate that experiences, actual roles in church life, and accounts will vary from person to person, from church to church, and from state to state.