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The Sambia: Ritual and Gender in New Guinea (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology) Paperback – January 1, 1987

ISBN-13: 978-0030689079 ISBN-10: 0030689074 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology
  • Paperback: 227 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 1 edition (January 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0030689074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0030689079
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #608,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Gilbert Herdt, Ph.D. is Director and Professor of the Human Sexuality Studies Program and Professor of Anthropology at San Francisco State University. He is also the founder of an interdisciplinary research institute-- Institute on Sexuality, Inequality and Health--and Director of National Sexuality Resource Center at San Francisco State University. He has served on more than 10 international committees or agencies, 8 major national committees and academic committees (NIMH, SSRC), and approximately 15 departmental and university-wide committees at 4 American universities. Dr. Herdt is the recipient of various awards and research grants, including the William Simon Henry Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and a Pre-doctoral Fulbright Scholarship to Australia. Dr. Herdt's research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, Ford Foundation, Spencer Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation. He is a fellow of the American Anthropological Association, International Academy of Sex Research, and Royal Anthropological Institute (UK).

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By mariem16 on January 5, 2014
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This book helped me to develop my own project about rites of passage and everyone really enjoy this different and unique lives of the Sambia people.
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This book is so fascinating, especially for people who are interested in how sexual behavior can be shaped by one's culture. Keep in mind, though, that this is the older version of the book. The newer version is significantly different, with entirely new content and different language about key concepts.
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 25, 2001
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In interesting read. The Sambia are a people of a unique and intregueing culture and the insight this book provides is inmatched.
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2 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Caraculiambro on June 11, 2010
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If you're looking for a handbook on how to become a better parent, I would suggest either Parenting With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition) or Becoming the Parent You Want To Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years.

This book has got to be the worst "how to" parenting manual I've ever read. Its parenting suggestions -- specifically those covering how to grow your son into a strong, healthy male -- are unconventional at best, downright illegal at worst.
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