Menstruation among the Rungus: an unmarked category
Blood magic : the anthropology of menstruation, edited, with an introduction by Thomas Buckley and Alma Gottlieb • Berkeley • Published In 1988 • Pages: 94-112, 265-266, 314-281
By: Appell, Laura W. R..
AbstractAccording to Laura Appell, menstruation is an unmarked category in Rungus culture. Little attention is paid to it. Girls are totally uninformed and unprepared for it. There are no taboos surrounding it. It is not considered polluting. Menstruating women are not secluded. Appell attributes this lack of attention to gender symmetry in the Rungus culture. The document includes a 34-page bibliography on the ethnology of menstruation.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Southeast Asia
- Document Type
- Ian Skoggard ; 2000
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Kudat District, Sabah, Malaysia
- Laura W. R. Appell
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-314)
- Dusun (Bornean people)