Women as Unseen Characters: Male Ritual in Papua New Guinea

Women as Unseen Characters: Male Ritual in Papua New Guinea

by Pascale Bonnem re (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812237894
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Series: Social Anthropology in Oceania
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Pascale Bonnemere is a researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

Table of Contents

Note for Readers

Introduction
The Presence of Women in New Guinea Secret Male Rituals: From Ritual Space to Ritual Process

1. Sambia Women's Positionality and Men's Rituals
—Gilbert Herdt
2. Embodiments of Detachment: Engendering Agency in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea
—Sandra C. Bamford
3. When Women Enter the Picture: Looking at Anga Initiations from the Mothers' Angle
—Pascale Bonnemère
4. Ujawe: The Ritual Transformation of Sons and Mothers
—Marta A. Rohatynskyj
5. The Bachelors and Their Spirit Wife: Interpreting the Omatisia Ritual of Porgera and Paiela
—Aletta Biersack
6. Cults, Closures, Collaborations
—Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart
7. The Variability of Women's "Involvement" in Anga Male Initiations
—Pierre Lemonnier
8. Of Human and Spirit Women: From Mother to Seductress to Second Wife
—Polly Wiessner
9. Relating to Women: Female Presence in Melanesian "Male Cults"
—Bruce M. Knauft

Notes
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments

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