Rituals of Manhood: Male Initiation in Papua New Guinea / Edition 1

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Overview

Rituals of Manhood provides some of the most dramatic and richly textured accounts of ritual passages known to anthropologists of the late twentieth century. When in an earlier time anthropologists and sociologists described collective initiation rituals, the political and gender aspects of these practices were seldom underscored. Today, the power relationships of the body and domination, and the social arena of gender politics are widely regarded as critical to the cultural meaning and interpretation.

Gilbert H. Herdt is the editor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765804051
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/30/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Editor's Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Fetish and Fantasy in Sambia Initiation 44
3 The Ritual Forging of Identity: Aspects of Person and Self in Bimin-Kuskusmin Male Initiation 99
4 The Bau, a Ceremonial Hunting Lodge: An Alternative to Initiation 155
5 Opposition and Complementarity of the Sexes in Ndumba Initiation 201
6 The Making of Men: Ritual and Meaning in Awa Male Initiation 239
7 The Father Who Bore Me: The Role of Tsambunwuro during Chambri Initiation Ceremonies 286
8 Ritual Violence Among the Ilahita Arapesh: The Dynamics of Moral and Religious Uncertainty 321
Index 357
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