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Guardians of the flutes

Author: Gilbert H Herdt; Paul Reddish
Publisher: New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1996.
Series: Filmakers library online, volume 3
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the mountains of New Guinea live the Sambia people, a war-like tribe whose secret rituals of initiation are aimed at making their warriors courageous and bold. This is a society where roles of men and women are sharply delineated. The male children must undergo a severe initiation in order to become men including thrashing, food and sleep deprivation, and sexual rites.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Case studies
Streaming videos
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Guardians of the flutes.
New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1996
(OCoLC)63145733
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert H Herdt; Paul Reddish
OCLC Number: 886380006
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed June 25, 2014).
Awards: American Anthropological Association, 1996
American Psychological Association, 1996
Description: 1 online resource (50 min.).
Series Title: Filmakers library online, volume 3
Responsibility: produced by Paul Reddish with anthropologist Gilbert Herdt.

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In the mountains of New Guinea live the Sambia people, a war-like tribe whose secret rituals of initiation are aimed at making their warriors courageous and bold. This is a society where roles of men and women are sharply delineated. The male children must undergo a severe initiation in order to become men including thrashing, food and sleep deprivation, and sexual rites.

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