Adolescence in Pacific Island Societies (Pitt Assn Soc Anth Oceanic)

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A ground-breaking comparative study of adolescence, Adolescence in Pacific Island Societies examines how biology, culture, and adolescence interact in the rapidly changing Pacific Islands, and question the relationship of social change and adolescent experience.

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"This exemplary collection - finely honed, rich in ethnographic cases and theoretical import - explores adolescence both as a biosocial landmark in the life of the individual and as a prefiguration of changes in the adult society. A landmark in itself, th is volume is essential reading for anyone interested in adolescence, youth culture,' and social change in the Pacific - and elsewhncyclopedia articles, and chapters in books. He is the author of Guardians of the Flutes (1981); Intimate Communications: Ero tics and the Study of Culture (with Robert J. Stoller, 1990); and Same-Sex, Different Cultures (1997). He is the editor of Rituals of Manhood: Male Initiation in Papua, New Guinea (1982); Ritualized Homosexuality in Melanesia (1984, 1993); Gay Culture in America (1992); and Sexual Cultures, Migration, and AIDS (1997).

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Stephen C. Leavitt is assistant professor of anthropology at Union College. He received a fulbright research grant to conduct field research among the Bumbita Arapesh people of Papua New Guinea from 1984 to 1986. There he studied family relations and religious change, focusing on the experience of individuals as presented in personal stories. He has written articles on Arapesh sexuality, religious experience, and responses to loss. With Karen Brison he edited a special issue of Ethos, entitled Coping with Bereavement (1995).

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