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Description - Naven by Gregory Bateson

"Naven" is the name of a peculiar ritual practiced by Iatmul, a head-hunting tribe of New Guinea.Th e 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780804705202
ISBN-10: 0804705208
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 137mm x mm)
Pages: 367
Imprint: Stanford University Press
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1958
Country of Publication: United States

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