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Title Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia : an exploration of the comparative method / edited by Thomas A. Gregor and Donald Tuzin.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-376) and indexes.
Contents Comparing gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: a theoretical orientation -- Two forms of masculine ritualized rebirth: the Melanesian body and the Amazonian cosmos -- The variety of fertility cultism in Amazonia: a closer look at gender symbolism in Northwestern Amazonia -- Reproducing inequality: the gender politics of male cults in the Papua New Guinea highlands and Amazonia -- The genres of gender: local models and global paradigms in the comparison of Amazonia and Melanesia -- Aged-based genders among the Kayapo -- Women's blood, warriors' blood, and the conquest of vitality in Amazonia --Damming the rivers of milk? Fertility, sexuality, and modernity in Melanesia and Amazonia -- Worlds overturned: gender-infected religious movements in Melanesia and the Amazon -- Same-sex and cross-sex relations: some internal comparisons -- The gender of some Amazonian gifts: an experiment with an experiment -- "Strength" and sexuality: sexual avoidance and masculinity in New Guinea and Amazonia -- The anguish of gender: men's cults and moral contradiction in Amazonia and Melanesia -- Reflections on the land of Melazonia.
Note Print version record.
Summary One of the great riddles of cultural history is the remarkable parallel that exists between the peoples of Amazonia and Melanesia. Although the two regions are separated by half a world in distance and at least 40,000 years of history, their cultures nonetheless reveal striking similarities in the areas of sex and gender. The contributors illuminate the various ways in which sex and gender are elaborated, obsessed over, and internalized, shaping subjective experiences common to entire cultural regions, and beyond.
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Language English.
Subject Sex role -- Amazon River Region.
Sex role -- Melanesia.
Gender identity -- Amazon River Region.
Gender identity -- Melanesia.
Sex differences.
Kinship -- Amazon River Region.
Kinship -- Melanesia.
Amazon River Region -- Social life and customs.
Melanesia -- Social life and customs.
Rôle selon le sexe -- Amazonie.
Rôle selon le sexe -- Mélanésie.
Identité sexuelle -- Amazonie.
Identité sexuelle -- Mélanésie.
Différences entre sexes -- Amazonie.
Différences entre sexes -- Mélanésie.
Parenté -- Amazonie.
Parenté -- Mélanésie.
Amazonie -- Mœurs et coutumes.
Mélanésie -- Mœurs et coutumes.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Amazon River Region. (OCoLC)fst01239764
Melanesia. (OCoLC)fst01239785
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Gregor, Thomas.
Tuzin, Donald F.
Other Form: Print version: Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001 0520228510 0520228529 (DLC) 00047947 (OCoLC)45052679
ISBN 9780520935815 (electronic bk.)
0520935810 (electronic bk.)
9780520228511 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520228510 (cloth ; alk. paper)
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0520228529 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520228510 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520228529 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
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