Gender and society in the New Guinea Highlands an anthropological perspective on antagonism toward women by Marilyn G. Gelber

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Places:

  • Papua New Guinea,
  • Papua New Guinea.

Subjects:

  • Women -- Papua New Guinea.,
  • Sex role -- Papua New Guinea.,
  • Interpersonal conflict -- Papua New Guinea.,
  • Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea.,
  • Papua New Guinea -- Social life and customs.

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Book details

StatementMarilyn G. Gelber.
SeriesWomen in cross-cultural perspective
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN671.N5 G45 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 180 p. ;
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2717972M
ISBN 100813372631
LC Control Number86011190

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The societies of the New Guinea Highlands are among the last-contacted horticulturalist peoples of the world. Endemic warfare, elaborate systems of exchange, flamboyant personality styles, and exaggerated forms of antagonism between the sexes have made them a subject of interest to anthropologists for three by: 3.

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A clan‐centered view of Highland New Guinea social structure limits the understanding of male/female relations, as well as of relations between leaders and ordinary people. In some Highlands societies, exchange partnership networks constitute an alternative form of sociality to by: This cultural and psychological study of gender identity and sexual development in a New Guinea Highlands society includes initiation rites and socialization studies, and contrasts the Sambia with other societies, including our own.

Sambia boys experience ritualized homosexuality before puberty and do not leave it until marriage, after which homosexual activity is prohibited.4/5(1). 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. contested order: gender and society in the southern New Guinea Highlands contested order: gender and society in the southern New Guinea Highlands LEDERMAN, RENA This essay is offered as a contribution to the work of rethinking the ways we have written about inequality in the New Guinea Highlands (for example, Godelier ; Josephides; A.

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This article presents experiences in engaging women in road construction work in Papua New Guinea (PNG) Highlands. Providing labour for road construction is a new experience and a demand for tribal women in the highlands region. Women have never before worked on paid road con-struction works.

However, similar to men, women also need cash to pay for goods purchased for the household. In addition to small corrections, he made the following suggestions: he found the title ‘meaningless’ to an audience, and suggested instead ‘Wandering Women of the New Guinea Highlands’ or ‘Rebellious Women in a Male-Dominated Society of New Guinea’.

He felt the book should be preceded by a brief summary of Kuma social structure. The authors present a historical picture of gender relations in Highlands New Guinea by exploring domains of imagination as revealed in courting songs, ballads, and folktales from across the Highlands but with particular reference to field areas in the western Highlands.

Texts and/or translations are from a rich corpus of materials previously. Clark, J. The Incredible Shrinking Men: Male Ideology and Development in a Southern Highlands Society in Culture and Development in Papua New Guinea.

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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.

Contested Order: Gender and Society in the Southern New Guinea Highlands Article (PDF Available) in American Ethnologist 16(2) - May with 67 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

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In New Guinea a zone of extreme polarization extended from the Papuan coast (Marind-anim and Asmat peoples) along the southern face of the Highlands (Anga speakers and Papuan plateau peoples) and the high central mountains (Mountain Ok peoples) down into the Sepik.

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The material in this book, which Reay had written by but never published, remains startlingly contemporary and relevant. Marie Olive Reay was a social anthropologist who did research in Australian indigenous communities and in the Wahgi Valley in the Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea.

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This cultural and psychological study of gender identity and sexual development in a New Guinea Highlands society includes initiation rites and socialization studies, and contrasts the Sambia with other societies, including our own.

Sambia boys experience ritualized homosexuality before puberty and do not leave it until marriage, after which. Gender, Song, and Sensibility: Folktales and Folksongs in the Highlands of New Guinea Pamela J.

Stewart The authors present a historical picture of gender relations in Highlands New Guinea by exploring domains of imagination as revealed in courting songs, ballads, and folktales from across the Highlands but with particular reference to field. Waddell, E.

The Mound Builders: Agricultural Practices, Environment, and Society in the Central Highlands of New Guinea. Seattle. Wurm, S.

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