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Gender and Fertility in Melanesia

Katsuhiko Yamaji

ISBN 10: 4905925169 / ISBN 13: 9784905925163
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Gender and Fertility in Melanesia

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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The birth of life is not only a biological phenomenon resulting from sexual intercourse. It is also regulated by a sociocultural order which each society maintains. It is important to consider gender dogma, among others, for this theme because both men and women are involved at the time of childbirth. Moreover, it is necessary to focus on the cosmology of each society because giving birth is often controlled under magico-religious rituals and taboos. The articles of this book discuss birth customs and related spheres from these points of view.

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