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Manhood in the making : cultural concepts of masculinity

Author: David D Gilmore
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the question "what does it mean to b̀e a man' om different cultures around the world?" A cross-cultural study of manhood as an achieved status.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David D Gilmore
ISBN: 0300046464 9780300046465 0300050763 9780300050769
OCLC Number: 20168281
Description: xiii, 258 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The manhood puzzle. --
Performative excellence: circum-Mediterranean. --
Looking for manhood: Truk Island. --
Performance anxiety: Mehinaku. --
Interlude: other men, other manhoods. --
Markers to manhood: Samburu. --
Rites of manhood: Sambia. --
Action and ambiguity: East and South Asia. --
Exceptions: Tahiti and Semai.
Responsibility: David D. Gilmore.

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