ANT 111 (10:12)

ANT 111 (10:12) - Famine Space Femininity is associated...

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ANT 111 (10/12) 18:12 Dividing the religious labor Shaman priest basic ingrediants sacred narratives compelling symbolism Rituals that communicate and enact special messages Belief in beings or powers beyond the natural, empirically measureable world  Sacred narratives (In book) compelling symbolism p.18 in book  Supernatural Beings and powers Ghosts. Nameless and terrifying spirits who mercilessly strike the living to devour their  innards Forest Spirits- Souls of esteemed men who guard clan territories and trouble hunters in  the high forest.  Hamlet spirits- souls of prominent women who protect the village and whose cries  animate the sacred flutes.  Ritualized Communication (p.17 in book)  Religious Practitioners  (p.18 in book)  More differences in Spatial Mobility (p.18 in book)  (p.17 in book)  Even spiritual Space is Gendered Women and hamlet spirits- smaller but over lap with :
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Men and forest spirits
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Unformatted text preview: Famine Space Femininity is associated with the womens houses and the menstrual hut. Women have their own world, which is secret in some respects and off-limits to men. (Herdt, p.27) The Mens Metaphysics Masculinity Based on the principal of jerungdu or strength, a vital force not produced by women and children. In it physical essence, jerungdu is semen It is depleted by sexual intercourse with women, who gain strength and vitality in the process. Feminity Women are considered polluting, especially when they are menstruating They are seen as inferior, even if their mysterious sexuality enables them to procreate and outlive men. Wives are suspect because they come from external groups-potential enemies. Manhood in your face (herdt, p.24 in book) The secret source of Jerungdu 18:12 18:12...
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2012 for the course ANT 111 taught by Professor R during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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