Rituals of Manhood

Rituals of Manhood

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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.The consistently high quality of these ethnographic essays attests to the outstanding fieldwork that produced them and to the fact that all the contributors have been interested in ritual, while half of them concentrated specifically on initiation andanbsp;...

Title:Rituals of Manhood
Author:Gilbert H. Herdt
Publisher:Transaction Publishers - 1997


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