Volume 12 includes chapters on the hermeneutics of structuralism and psychoanalysis (H. van Velzen); prophetic initiation in Israel and Judah (D. Merkur); the cult phenomenon and the paranoid process (W. Meissner); the ego and adaptation (P. Parin); male adolescent initiation rituals (L. Rosen); gender identity in a New Guinea people (E. Foulks); and the film Cabaret (S. Bauer).
George Devereux: In Memoriam 1. Irma's Rape: The Hermaneutics of Structuralism and Psychoanalysis Compared, van Velzen 2. Prophetic Initiation in Israel and Judah, Merkur 3. The Cult Phenomenon and the Paranoid Process, Meissner 4. The Ego and the Mechanism of Adaptation, Parin 5. Male Adolescent Initiation Rituals: Whiting's Hypothesis Revisited, Rosen 6. The Bimin-Kuskusmin: A Discussion of Fitz John Porter Poole's Ethnographic Observations of Gender Identity Formation in a New Guinea People, Foulks 7. Cultural History and the Film Cabaret: A Study in Psychoanalytic Criticism, Bauer