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Title Ritualized homosexuality in Melanesia / edited by Gilbert H. Herdt
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1984]


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Description xvii, 409 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Series Studies in Melanesian anthropology ; 2
Contents Ritualized Homosexual Behavior in the Male Cults of Melanesia, 1862-1983: An Introduction / Gilbert H. Herdt -- Homosexuality, Male Power, and Political Organization in North Vanuatu: A Comparative Analysis / Michael R. Allen -- The Dialectics of Sex in Marind-anim Culture / J. Van Baal -- Semen Transactions in Sambia Culture / Gilbert H. Herdt -- The Nama Cult Recalled / Kenneth E. Read -- Male Couples in New Guinea / Eric Schwimmer -- The Ritual Meaning of Homosexuality and Pedophilia among the Kimam-Papuans of South Irian Jaya / Laurent Serpenti -- Growth and Decay: Bedamini Notions of Sexuality / Arve Sorum -- Variations on a Sociosexual Theme in Melanesia / Shirley Lindenbaum
Summary This book contains the work of seven leading anthropologists on the subject of ritualized homosexuality, and it marks the first time that anthropologists have systematically studied cross-cultural variations in homosexual behavior in a non-Western culture area. The book as a whole indicates that contemporary theories of sex and gender development need revision in light of the Melanesian findings
Analysis Homosexuality
Melanesia Male homosexuality
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 362-389
Subject Male homosexuality -- Melanesia.
Melanesians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Melanesians -- Social life and customs.
Sex customs -- Melanesia.
Sexual Behavior.
Author Herdt, Gilbert H., 1949-
LC no. 83018015
ISBN 0520050371
0520080963 (paperback)