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Two Forms of Masculine Ritualized Rebirth: The Melanesian Body and the Amazonian Cosmos

Pascale Bonnemère

in Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: An Exploration of the Comparative Method

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228511
eISBN:
9780520935815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228511.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter draws a comparison between male cults in a specific part of Papua New Guinea and in a limited region of Amazonia, considering the myth of matriarchy, the exclusion of women, and physical ... More


Recruitment to the Household: (1) Birth and Adoption 1

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses recruitment to the Pandit household via birth and adoption. It covers the physical, supernatural, and cultural factors in childbirth; attitude toward sons and daughters; ... More


Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal

Ferdinand de Jong

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633197
eISBN:
9780748670642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633197.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

How do those on the margins of modernity face the challenges of globalization? This book demonstrates that secrecy is one of the means by which a society on the fringe of modernity produces itself as ... More


Friendship in Ritual

Kenneth Loiselle

in Brotherly Love: Freemasonry and Male Friendship in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452437
eISBN:
9780801454875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452437.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the relationship between male friendship and the transformational aspects of Freemasonry's initiation, known as the “apprentice ritual” (rite d'apprenti). Drawing from more than ... More


Virtudes

Todd Ramón Ochoa

in Society of the Dead: Quita Manaquita and Palo Praise in Cuba

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256835
eISBN:
9780520947924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256835.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter continues with the initiation rituals of a young woman named Virtudes in the Palo Monte Mundo Nuevo Guinda Vela praise house of Guanabacoa. Her blind walk exemplified the path to ... More


Initiating Performance: Chini’s Story

Laurel Kendall

in Shamans, Nostalgias, and the IMF: South Korean Popular Religion in Motion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833435
eISBN:
9780824870577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833435.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The ability to speak the words of the spirits (kongsu) is central to shamanic practice, and the opening of a prospective shaman's “gates of speech” (malmun) is the central task of an initiation ... More


Sources of Human Sociality

Robert A. Paul

in Mixed Messages: Cultural and Genetic Inheritance in the Constitution of Human Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226240725
eISBN:
9780226241050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241050.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

While this book has followed Richerson and Boyd in positing an evolved tribal social instinct, it is argued that societies require further symbolic means to instillprosociality in the course of ... More


The evolution of ritual as a process of sexual selection

Camilla Power

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Our Machiavellian abilities for reverse dominance have made us into animals capable of symbolic communication. Ritual emerged as collective intentional action against would-be dominants. The ... More


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