Secrecy and Cultural Reality: Utopian Ideologies of the New Guinea Men's House

Secrecy and Cultural Reality: Utopian Ideologies of the New Guinea Men's House

by Gilbert Herdt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472067613

ISBN-13: 9780472067619

Pub. Date: 06/02/2003

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Gilbert Herdt is Director of the Program in Human Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University, where he is also Professor of Human Sexuality Studies and Anthropology.
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Gilbert Herdt is Director of the Program in Human Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University, where he is also Professor of Human Sexuality Studies and Anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472067619
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
06/02/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Lewis Henry Morgan and Victorian Secret Societies1
Ch. 2Why Secrecy?33
Ch. 3Secrecy among the Sambia, 1974-197665
Ch. 4Paradox of the Men's House115
Ch. 5Colonialism and the Dissolution of Secret Reality173
Afterword: Secrecy and Cultural Relativism213
Notes241
References245
Index263

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