Men and "Woman" in New Guinea

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R. M. Berndt Excess and Restraint, copyright © 1962 by The University of Chicago Press, all rights reserved; A. Gell The Metamorphosis of the Cassowaries, copyright © 1975 by The Athlone Press, all rights reserved; M. Godelier The Making of Great Men: Male Domination and Power, copyright © 1986 by Cambridge University Press, all rights reserved; P. Newman and D. Boyd "The Making of Men" (in Rituals of Manhood: Male Initiation in Papua New Guinea, G. Herdt ed., copyright © 1982 by University of California Press), copyright © 1982 by P. Newman and D. Boyd, all rights reserved; S. Robbins Auyana: Those Who Held onto Home, copyright © 1982 by The University of Washington Press, all rights reserved; M. E. Spiro Oedipus in the Trobriands, copyright © 1992 by Transaction Publishers (published previously in 1982 by The University of Chicago Press), all rights reserved; J. van Baal Dema, copyright © 1966 by Martinus N©hoff (current copyright holder is KITLV Press, Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology, The Netherlands), all rights reserved.

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Langness, L. L. ( Lewis L.), 1929-
Men and "woman" in New Guinea / L. L. Langness.
p. cm.--(Chandler & Sharp publications in anthropology and
related fields)
Includes bibliographical references (p.) and index.
ISBN 0-88316-594-5
1. Benabena (Papua New Guinea people)--Rites and ceremonies.
2. Benabena (Papua New Guinea people)--Kinship. 3. Benabena
(Papua New Guinea people)--Sexual behavior. 4. Initiation rites--
Papua New Guinea. 5. Sex role--Papua New Guinea. 6. Blood--Sym-
bolic aspects--Papua New Guinea. 7. Semen--Folklore. 8.
Bone--Folklore. 9. Papua New Guinea--Social life and customs. I. Ti-
tle. II. Series.
DU740.42.L36 1998
306'.089'9912--dc21 98-36764
CIP

Copyright © 1999 by Chandler & Sharp Pubs., Inc.
All rights reserved.
International Standard Book Number: 0-88316-594-5
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 98-36764
Printed in the United States of America.

Edited by Jonathan Sharp.
Book design by Page One Graphics/ David H. Nishikawa.
Cover design and production by Jackie Gallagher Lange.
Index by John A. Dibs.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Chandler & Sharp Publications in Anthropology and Related Fields ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • 1 - The Bena Bena of Korofeigu 1
  • 2 - Violence and Warfare 20
  • 3 - Oedipus in Bena Bena? 39
  • 4 - Some Comments on Exegeses 73
  • 5 - Semen and Bone 109
  • 6 - The Initiation Rites 135
  • 7 - Conclusions 169
  • References 189
  • Index 203
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