Naven A Survey of the Problems Suggested by a Composite Picture of the Culture of a New Guinea Tribe Drawn from Three Points of View

ISBN-10: 0804705208
ISBN-13: 9780804705202
Edition: 2nd 1958
Authors: Gregory Bateson
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Description: "Naven" is the name of a peculiar ritual practiced by Iatmul, a head-hunting tribe of New Guinea. the ceremony is performed to congratulate members of the tribe upon the completion of notable accomplishments, among which homicide ranks highest.  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1958
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 6/1/1958
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

"Naven" is the name of a peculiar ritual practiced by Iatmul, a head-hunting tribe of New Guinea. the ceremony is performed to congratulate members of the tribe upon the completion of notable accomplishments, among which homicide ranks highest. Ordinarily this tribe insists upon an extreme contrast between the sexes, but in the "naven" ceremony, tranvestitism and ritual homosexuality are represented. The "naven" serves in this book as a motive around which the author has constructed one of the most influential works of field anthropology ever written.

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