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Title:Boys' Circumcision and Girls' Puberty Rites among the Swahili of Mafia Island, Tanzania
Author:Caplan, A.P.
Year:1976
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:46
Issue:1
Pages:21-33
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:circumcision
girls' initiation
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Women's Issues
rituals & festivals
Swahili
Links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1159090
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1976-046-00-000004
Abstract:Describes the rites surrounding the circumcision of boys and the first menstruation of girls One of the most striking features of these rites is the similarity in their symbolist In order to examine the meaning expressed by the symbols the author uses Turner's distinction of exegetical, operational and positional level of meaning. Notes. ref., résumé en français.
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