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Guardians of the Flutes, Volume 1: Idioms of Masculinity Gilbert H. Herdt

Guardians of the Flutes, Volume 1: Idioms of Masculinity

Gilbert H. Herdt

Published December 15th 1994
ISBN : 9780226327495
Paperback
402 pages
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 About the Book 

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.