PAST PASSAGES: INITIATION RITES ON THE ADAMAWA PLATEAU (CAMEROON)
- Hunga Munga. Guttman, Jon // Military History;May/Jun2008, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p21
The article presents information on the African multibladed knife called the hunga munga. The weapon features a double-edged series of blades, a conventional knife with a forward-facing spike and another, often curved blade that faces the wielder, requiring careful training before field use. The...
- THROUGH THE LIMINAL: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF COMMUNITAS AND RITES OF PASSAGE IN SPORT HAZING AND INITIATIONS. Johnson, Jay // Canadian Journal of Sociology;Summer2011, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p199
Hazing rituals and ceremonies have been described in traditional, historical world cultures, junior and high school, the military, private schools, paramilitary organizations, fraternities and sororities, as well as sport (Allan and Madden 2008; Bryshun and Young 1999; Campo, Poulos, and Sipple...
- Ture the trickster. Hicks, David // World & I;Aug96, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p200
Presents excerpt-adaptations from the book `The Zande Trickster,' by E.E. Evans-Prichard. Book's picture of Ture, a trickster in Central Africa's folklore.
- UNDER WRAPS. Wu, Stephanie // Marie Claire (US Edition);Sep2008, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p130
The article offers information on the life of women in Cameroon. It mentions that in Cameroon, Chinese foot-binding was supposed to enhance femininity. It mentions that breast-ironing, placing of hot stones on a young woman's chest and binding it with a band to stunt growth, is common and its...
- Current Australian Culture. // Ally's Multicultural History & How It Relates to Us Today;2005, p62
This article discusses culture in Australia. Australia, a massive island just south of Eastern Asia, is a culturally diverse society, formed by many peoples from varied backgrounds. Since Australia is the home of over 100 ethnic groups, multiculturalism is of extreme importance to the identity...
- Risk Taking and Rites of Passage. Larson, Scott; Martin, Lloyd // Reclaiming Children & Youth;Winter2012, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p37
Rituals of initiation are common in nearly every cultural and religious tradition. Many rites of passage involve guided risk taking and adventure, marking the road to maturity. But in modern society youth often seek badges of maturity through artificial rites of passage such as drug use or...
- The Dance. Pritchard, E. E. Evans // Journal for the Anthropological Study of Human Movement;Autumn2008, Vol. 15 Issue 2, Special Section p1
The article discusses the sociological function of the Zande beer dance found in the Azande nation of the Upper Nile Region. It describes the dance as a religious ceremony where women thresh the millet needed to make the beer for the occasion of honoring the spirits of the dead. It examines the...
- European Circumcision Union Announced. // Israel Faxx;7/29/2013, Vol. 21 Issue 148W, p6
The article reports on the foundation of Union of Mohalim in Europe, a union of ritual circumcisers created by European rabbinical group which intends to unite approved mohalim throughout Europe under a single banner.
- Bigotry and unconstitutionality -- fully intact. // Washington Jewish Week;6/16/2011, Vol. 47 Issue 24, p12
The author reflects on anti-Semitism in the campaign of the so-called intactivists group to eradicate circumcision in San Francisco, California in 2011.