Guardians of the Flutes: Idioms of Masculinity

Gilbert H. Herdt, Author Columbia University Press $22 (382p) ISBN 978-0-231-06631-0
Herdt, a Stanford anthropology professor, lived with the Sambia people of Papua New Guinea for two years, a tribe noted for its practice of forcing boys to engage in homosexuality. The author ""makes interesting observations about gender identity, symbolism and perception,'' PW commented. (December)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1987
Release date: 09/01/1987
Hardcover - 382 pages - 978-0-07-028315-2
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