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Guardians of the Flutes : Idioms of Masculinity v. 1 - Gilbert H. Herdt

Guardians of the Flutes

Idioms of Masculinity v. 1


Published: 1st January 1994
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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.

A Note on Language
Preface to the 1994 edition
People of the Mountain Forest
Idioms and Verbal Behavior
The Inward Cosmos
Genderizing the Pandanus Tree
The Phantom Cassowary
Male Parthenogenesis: A Myth and Its Meaning
"Tali Says": On the problem of symbolic meaning and its relationship to field conditions among the Sambia
Nilutwo's Dreams
The Myth of Cassowary
On the Origins of Warfare and Initiation
The Myth of Gandei
Name Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780226327495
ISBN-10: 0226327493
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 401
Published: 1st January 1994
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.58