Guardians of the Flutes, Volume 1: Idioms of Masculinity

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University of Chicago Press, Dec 15, 1994 - Psychology - 382 pages
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In the first systematic documentation of New Guinea rituals of manhood, Gilbert Herdt places the homosexual customs of the Sambia in their ecological and ideological contexts while exploring what they mean to the individuals who practice them. Raising a host of issues concerning gender identity, hostility between the sexes, and the relationships between myth, culture, and personal experience, Herdt provides a vivid and convincing portrait of how Sambia men experience their sexual development.
  

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This book is about the Sambia men in New Guinea. This tribe practices a Rite Of Passage which would really challenge the American perception of Gender roles. In order to be considered a man in the ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
3
People of the Mountain Forest
23
Idioms and Verbal Behavior
59
The Inward Cosmos
73
Genderizing the Pandanus Tree
99
The Phantom Cassowary
133
Femininity
161
Masculinity
205
Conclusion
297
Tali Says On the problem of symbolic meaning and its relationship to field conditions among the Sambia
329
Nilutwos Dreams
344
The Myth of Cassowary
350
On the Origins of Warfare and Initiation
353
References
357
Name Index
371
Subject Index
375

Male Parthenogenesis A Myth and Its Meaning
257

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

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