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Title:
Adolescence in Pacific Island societies
Author:
Herdt, Gilbert H., 1949-
Publication Information:
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
ix, 239 pages ; 24 cm.
General Note:
This project began as a symposium at the 1990 Association for Social Anthropologists in Oceania meetings in Lihue, Hawaii.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: studying adolescence in contemporary Pacific Island communities / Gilbert Herdt and Stephen C. Leavitt -- Adolescence in the Pacific: a biosocial view / Carol M. Worthman -- Adolescent pregnancy and parenthood in an Australian aboriginal community / Victoria K. Burbank and James S. Chisholm -- Horticulture and hierarchy: the youthful beautification of the body in the Paiela and Porgera valleys / Aletta Biersack -- Woman the sexual, a question of when: a study of Gebusi adolescence / Eileen M. Cantrell -- Coming of age on Vanatinai: gender, sexuality, and power / Maria Lepowsky -- Youth in Rotuma, then and now / Alan Howard -- The Bikhet mystique: masculine identity and patterns of rebellion among Bumbita adolescent males / Stephen C. Leavitt.
ISBN:
9780822940685

9780822956723
Format :
Book

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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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