The Resource Manhood and morality : sex, violence, and ritual in Gisu society, Suzette Heald

Manhood and morality : sex, violence, and ritual in Gisu society, Suzette Heald

Label
Manhood and morality : sex, violence, and ritual in Gisu society
Title
Manhood and morality
Title remainder
sex, violence, and ritual in Gisu society
Statement of responsibility
Suzette Heald
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Manhood and Morality explores issues of male identity among the Gisu of Uganda, within the context of the moral dilemmas faced by men who define themselves in terms of their capacity for violence. The book is comprised of self-contained sections, in which the narrative is contextualised within contemporary debate, providing a highly readable text. It makes compelling reading for students of anthropology and gender, and for all those interested in African culture
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 305.38/896395
  • 305.38/896395
  • 306.08996395
Index
index present
LC call number
DT433.245.G57
LC item number
H45 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Manhood and morality : sex, violence, and ritual in Gisu society, Suzette Heald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-186) and index
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  • zbnus
  • glg
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The making of men: the relevance of vernacular psychology to the interpretation of a Gisu ritual -- 3. The ritual use of violence: circumcision among the Gisu of Uganda -- 4. Every man a hero: Oedipal themes in Gisu circumcision -- 5. Witches and thieves: deviant motivations in Gisu society -- 6. Divinatory failure: Gisu diviners and the problem of doubt -- 7. Joking and avoidance, hostility and incest: an essay on Gisu moral categories -- 8. The power of sex: reflections on the Caldwells' 'African sexuality' thesis -- 9. Tribal rites and tribal rights
Control code
000014045941
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 192 p.
Isbn
9780415185776
Lccn
98038229
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b20128988
System control number
  • 14045941lt
  • (OCoLC)39556478

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