Mayer, Philip. Gusii initiation ceremonies

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Title: Gusii initiation ceremonies

Published in: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland -- Vol. 83, no. 1

Published By: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland -- Vol. 83, no. 1 London: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, etc., 1952. 9-36 p.

By line: Philip Mayer

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Gusii (FL08)

Subjects: Body alterations (304); Music (533); Musical instruments (534); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Puberty and initiation (881); Interlinear translations (903);

Abstract: This article describes in great detail the traditional initiation ceremonies of males and females in Gusii society as they approach or arrive at puberty. Mayer notes cultural differences in the rites for Gusii youth, and changes with time, and to some extent, as the result of contact with non-Gusii cultures (e.g., missionaries).

Document Number: 18

Document ID: fl08-018

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1946-1949

Evaluation: Sociologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 2005

Coverage Date: 1900-1949

Coverage Place: Nyanza Province, southwestern Kenya

LCSH: Gusii (African people)

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