This book examines gang rape, clitoridectomy, abduction of women, ritual belittling of men, modern feminist criticism, and the "war between the sexes". It deals with the politics of large state-sized units and conflict in the form of overt war between Indians and colonial powers.
Table of Contents
Dialectics and Gender: An Introduction and Context -- Gender Totemism -- Phallic Symbolism and Reproductive Expropriation: Sexual Politics in Cross Cultural Perspective -- Oedipus in the Political Economy: Theme and Variations in Amazonia -- Sexual Antagonism and Play in Mundurucu Society: The Fun is in the Chase -- Some Considerations of Myth and Gender in a Northwest Amazon Society -- "She Who is Covered with Feces:" the Dialectics of Gender among the Mehinaku of Brazil -- Histrionics in Culture -- War and the Sexes in Amazonia -- The Ka apor Indian Wars of Lower Amazonia, Ca. 1825-1928 -- Invisible People: Ostracism in Cashinahua Society -- Conflict, Contradiction, and the Study of Religion -- Female Circumcision in Africa: The Dialectics of Equality -- Abiding Women: Sexuality and Control in Modern Teso -- Wage Contracts and Wage Conflict in Northern Nigerian Agriculture: Toward a Dialectical Understanding of the Changing Social Organization of Work -- Family, Religion and State: Middle Eastern Models -- The Beni Meklaab over the Horizon: Males and Females, Dogs and Bedouin -- Bed Posts and Broad Swords: Twareg Women’s Work Parties and the Dialectics of Sexual Conflict -- Moulay Abedsalem: An Ethnographic Fiction
Randolph, Richard R.