Ritualized Homosexuality In Melanesia

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This book contains the work of seven leading anthropologists on the subject of ritualized homosexuality, and it marks the first time that anthropologists have systematically studied cross-cultural variations in homosexual behavior in a non-Western culture area. The book as a whole indicates that contemporary theories of sex and gender development need revision in light of the Melanesian findings.

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Overview

This book contains the work of seven leading anthropologists on the subject of ritualized homosexuality, and it marks the first time that anthropologists have systematically studied cross-cultural variations in homosexual behavior in a non-Western culture area. The book as a whole indicates that contemporary theories of sex and gender development need revision in light of the Melanesian findings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520080966
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 1/19/1993
  • Series: Studies in Melanesian Anthropology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 1,508,117
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Gilbert H. Herdt is Professor of Human Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Paperback Edition
Editor's Preface
1 Ritualized Homosexual Behavior in the Male Cults of Melanesia, 1862-1983: An Introduction 1
2 Homosexuality, Male Power, and Political Organization in North Vanuatu: A Comparative Analysis 83
3 The Dialectics of Sex in Marind-anim Culture 128
4 Semen Transactions in Sambia Culture 167
5 The Nama Cult Recalled 211
6 Male Couples in New Guinea 248
7 The Ritual Meaning of Homosexuality and Pedophilia among the Kimam-Papuans of South Irian Jaya 292
8 Growth and Decay: Bedamini Notions of Sexuality 318
9 Variations on a Sociosexual Theme in Melanesia 337
Bibliography 362
Contributors 391
Index 395
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