9780534643836

The Sambia Ritual, Sexuality, and Change in Papua New Guinea

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    9780534643836

  • ISBN10:

    0534643833

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/15/2005
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

This cultural and psychological study of gender identity and sexual development in a New Guinea Highlands society includes rich material on initiation rites and socialization studies, and contrasts the Sambia with other societies, including the United States. For example, Sambia boys experience ritualized homosexuality before puberty and continue this practice until marriage, after which homosexual activity is prohibited. The implications are developed cross-culturally and contextualized in gender literature.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xi
Introduction xv
Chapter 1 The Mountain Setting 1(20)
The Landscape
2(2)
Population Groupings
4(3)
Hamlet Security Circle
7(5)
Social Structure
12(4)
Religion
16(5)
Chapter 2 Warfare and Cultural Life 21(21)
"A War Is Going On"
21(2)
Jerungdu and the Men's World
23(1)
Marriage and Sexual Antagonism
24(4)
Masculine Values and Gender Stereotypes
28(4)
How War Was Waged
32(8)
The Sambia Pacified
40(2)
Chapter 3 Sambia Social Individuals 42(13)
Moondi
43(2)
Kanteilo
45(1)
Kaiyunango
46(2)
Sakulambei
48(1)
Penjukwi
49(2)
Weiyu
51(2)
Danny
53(2)
Chapter 4 The Men's Secret Society 55(68)
Initiation for Strength
56(2)
The Ecology of Initiation
58(2)
The Initiation Cycle
60(2)
Boys' Subjectivity at Initiation
62(1)
Organizers and Spectators
63(3)
The Initiations Begin
66(2)
The Cult House Scene
68(3)
Moondi's Decision
71(4)
Third-Stage Initiation
75(1)
Second-Stage Initiation
76(1)
First-Stage Initiation
77(17)
The Flute Ceremony
94(10)
The Sexual Transition—The Boys' Initiation
104(4)
The Remaining Festivities
108(4)
The War Raid
112(2)
Final Initiations: Marriage and Fatherhood
114(9)
Chapter 5 The Magical Age of 10, or Why Sambia Initiate Boys So Young 123(14)
When It Begins
125(1)
Hormones and Sexual Attraction
126(4)
Development of Sexual Attraction in Sambia
130(3)
Sexual Lifeways, Not Sexual Orientations
133(2)
A Note on the Ancient Greeks
135(2)
Chapter 6 Sex/Gender, Power, and Social Inequality 137(17)
Men Are the Sexual Objects
139(2)
Categories of Hierarchy
141(1)
Ritual Secrecy
142(2)
Marriage and Social Inequality
144(2)
Cultural Forms of Sexual Relationships
146(2)
Women's Power and Sexual Agency
148(3)
Boys' Sexual Agency and Social Oppression
151(3)
Chapter 7 Sexuality and Revolutionary Change 154(13)
Post-Colonial Change
157(5)
"Luv" Marriage—The Sexual Revolution
162(5)
Glossary 167(2)
Bibliography 169(5)
Index 174

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